Fashion Styling and Surface Design for Nuno Felted Garments w Charity Van der Meer

The workshops will focus on working creatively in exploring and concentrating on learning how to design your own unique and seamless felted  coat . Students  will explore the structures and rough surface using different techniques and materials.

The focus will be on designing and making a one-piece fashionable nuno felted garment.

Students will learn how to create pleats to add extra float accent into their projects.

In addition we will be creating textures on the surface to create a very creative garments.

They will get to work with all kinds of fibers (linen, soya, silk fibers) and raw wool to create the textures to their own liking.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to create your own fashionable and wearable piece and you will go home with a lot of new ideas.

Students will also learn how to enlarge a normal pattern into a felting pattern using my simple basic techniques I use in my work.

I will teach you how to enlarge a simple basic pattern into a felting pattern.

Very effective methods that will help you develop your own pattern that will suit and fit you.

But most importantly you will learn how to work with the direction of the wool that will help you in creating the form and shapes. This will help you understand how the direction of wool helps in garment felting and shaping. Because the wool plays a very important  role in shaping the garments.