#800: Mesmerizing Patterns

by Katia Mokeyeva

Mon, Jun 18 – Wed, Jun 20 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Difficulty: ADVANCED

Seminar Fee: $445

In Katia’s latest works, patterns occur in the form of multiple repetitive elements. They grow smaller, larger, change their vertical or horizontal positioning, and they are all connected to each other, and codependent. It’s interesting how we come across these patterns everywhere in nature – in seed pods, blossom clusters, reptile skins, fish scales and much more. This class is introducing a unique and innovative approach to the structure of the felt fabric. Participants will construct intricate felted fabric connecting pre-made elements and motifs, explore and understand the use of fibers other than wool, and learn how the inclusion of plant help sculpt gorgeous three-dimensional surfaces. Students will learn creative structural method applicable to any felt projects, including accessories, garments, interior design pieces, or fine art. Samples or a small garment like a scarf can be created in this class, depending on the choice and experience of participants.

A $30 material fee will be collected at the seminar. Please bring this amount with you to the event.

Material Fee Covers:

  • Margilan silk, hand woven, hand dyed silk gauze from Uzbekistan. 3 yards

Students Must Bring:

  • Supplies:
  • Plastic bubble wrap, enough to cover 6' table; plus an extra piece about 1m X 1m size;
  • Clear thin plastic (painters drop), enough to cover 6' table;
  • Watering device, a ball brouse, or a squirt bottle of a choice;
  • Container for water/soap solution (small bucket);
  • Natural liquid soap (biodegradable dish soap is the best); you can bring your favorite olive soap bar as well, but we will mostly use water/soap solution;
  • Pool noodle, about 2' long;
  • Elastic ties for rolling (stockings or pantyhose);
  • Netting (soft fiberglass mosquito screen material is ideal, synthetic fabric shower curtain), size from 1/2 m X 1 m;
  • Pen and notebook;
  • Sharpie marker;
  • Two old bath towels;
  • Any favorite felting tools;
  • Bamboo sushi mat (very small, made for making sushi rolls);
  • Good sharp scissors;
  • Small hand mini-carder or metallic dog/cat brush
  • Cheap grocery plastic bag;
  • Masking tape (about 1'' wide).
  • Materials:
  • 250g - 300g 18 - 19 mic merino wool tops (few of your favorite colors);
  • Dyed plant fibers: bamboo, ramie, Tencel ( your favorite colors, 1-2 meters of sliver)
  • Two-three meters of Margilan silk gauze fabric

(If you are traveling and cannot bring all of the required materials, please contact us at [JavaScript required to view e-mail address.] to let us know what you cannot bring with you. We will do our best to make materials available to accommodate you.)