Shadow-casting Felted Wall Sculptures

with Dagmar Binder

Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th August (3 days)

£295 excluding materials

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

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This workshop takes its inspiration from organic and geometric grid structures that can be found all around. You will create panelled objects with holes and gaps that will cast striking shadows on a wall or throughout a whole room.

You can take inspiration from elements such as contrasts and shadow effects, symmetry, repetitions, and rhythm as well as observing natural principles like stability, connections or proportions, to apply to your feltworks.

You will start with rather small and delicate versions, find ways how to achieve different shapes and test the effects of colour contrast. You are invited to play and experiment with the subject in a series of smaller objects, find a variety of interpretations and learn from all the technical details involved. Later on, you can move on to thick and heavy layouts and see what materials and special layout a larger object would need for its stability.

For inspiration, please bring interesting natural, or even industrial, objects or pictures of grid or perforated structures.

This is the second of Dagmar Binder’s two Big Cat masterclasses. You can find details of her first class, Felting Inspirations From Nature, which takes place on the days prior to this class, here. The two classes are designed to offer complementary routes of exploration, but also to stand alone for anyone unable to attend both.

About the tutor

Dagmar Binder is a renowned and experienced textile artist and teacher who fell in love with feltmaking twenty years ago and has been making and developing work in her studio in Berlin ever since. She creates a wide range of work, from fine art objects, stage costumes, garments and fashion accessories, and travels widely to refresh and nurture the inspiration for her work.

  • For more information, take a look at her website.

Dagmar Binder Grid Panels 1

Dagmar Binder Grid Panels 2

Dagmar Binder Grid Panels 3