Fascinating Felt Surfaces

with Ricarda Aßmann

Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th July (3 days), 10am-5pm each day


Plus £5 per day for lunch (optional) – all dietary requirements catered for

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This class focuses on surface design. It starts with an exploration of different techniques to manipulate pre-felt pieces to achieve samples with an extraordinary surface design. You will experiment with interesting material mixtures, taming of fractious fibres, enhancing wildness or smoothness, and combining apparently opposed materials.

You will play with pre-felts, structures and textures, forms and designs: cutting, sewing, layering, stapling and bulging to create a personal pattern collection.

During the process, you will discuss the results and experiences as a group, and you will reflect on which forms and surface you feel attracted to, and inspires you to explore further. You will then go on to develop these samples into a personal object, sculpture or wall hanging, which you will complete during the class.

This is the first of Ricarda’s two Big Cat masterclasses this week. You can find her second class, Felt Jewellery with Mixed Media Elements, here. Each is a stand-alone class but you are more than welcome to make a week of it and attend both.

This class is aimed at the more-experienced felt-maker.

About the tutor

Ricarda Aßmann is an experienced textile artist with many years of exhibiting experience. She is also a seasoned tutor having taught internationally, as well as being a published author: her first book was FilzFrauen, and her next is PassionFilz. Ricarda spends her time working on small studies for her classes, or creating objects and sculptural wall hangings. She is particularly thrilled by transferring her huge surface designs into more small-scale projects, especially one-of-a-kind felt jewellery.

  • To see more examples of her work, take a look at her website

Ricarda Assmann Felt Surfaces 1

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