Resistance Movement – a felt making workshop with Fiona Duthie

  • Carousel Theater 1411 Cartwright Street Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 Canada

In this feltmaking workshop we’ll create shell like sculptures exploring the use of resists in making three dimensional forms.
Methods for constructing structural but fine felt will be covered. Following in the theme of the full(filled) exhibition pieces (opening Feb 5th @ Craft Council of BC Gallery), we’ll also discuss the use of tactile metaphors and the surface design elements we can use to communicate our stories in feltmaking.

Participants are encouraged to come with some ideas that form their own resistance, as well as small tokens that they chose to represent those for inclusion in the felt, in order to build their own resistance art work.
Participants should bring the following:
2 old towels, small bucket (like an ice cream or yoghurt container), ball brause or sports water bottle, measuring tape, drawing paper pen/pencil, calculator, several small tokens for inclusion like fabric pieces, beads, buttons…

Fiona Duthie is a fibre artist based on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. She first encountered feltmaking in 1996 and it immediately became her medium and passion. Raw wools, shibori shaping and dyeing, resist shaping and dyeing, stitches, prefelts, layering, embedding, carving… she explores the world through surface design in feltmaking.

Fiona has exhibited her work in Canada, the US, New Zealand and the UK.

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