Form in Felt: Inner & Outer Spaces

with Marjolein Dallinga

Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th June 2020 (4 days), 10am-5pm each day


Plus £7 per day for lunch (optional) – most dietary requirements catered for

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It is from the dance of conflicting emotions that creativity and art are born. Though sculpture is usually perceived as static I see it more as movement, the movement of wool from fibres into felt. And as long as there is movement there is life.

This workshop will deepen consciousness about experiences learned from sculpting with felt and other fibres. You will explore different sculptural form ideas, with the themes of inner and outer spaces, to become more aware of how, and why, we want to use this medium. You will focus on basics like colour, design, and conceptions of an artwork.

You will be challenged to play with your own designs using sculptural felting techniques, deepening your awareness of the creative process with an accent on the journey and not the end result. At the end of each day you will have the opportunity to discuss your creations to heighten awareness of colour and design choices. An exhibition of all work will complete the course.

About the tutor

Marjolein Dallinga was born in the Netherlands where she studied Fine Arts. She moved to Montréal, Canada, in 1989 to pursue her art career making art books and jewellery. While raising a family, she explored toy making and taught art classes, which in turn led her to discover felting.

The world-renowned CIRQUE DU SOLEIL became interested in Marjolein’s work, and for the last five years she has experimented with felt for their costume design while also creating final products for their shows.

Marjolein has her own company,, and works from her studio with sewing and dyeing rooms. She has taught felting for thirteen years in North America, Europe, and Australia. She recently won three awards for her costumes made for the WOW (World of Wearable Art) in New Zealand.

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