November 18-20, 2019
Level: (intermediate and advanced, 3 days
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 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.
Yekaterina (Katia) Mokeyeva
An artist who is popular especially in the felting world for her distinctive designs, extremely complex 3-D surfaces and extraordinary color hues of her works. Innovative fiber explorer, Katia pushes it forward creating with various plant-derived fibers and studying the endless possibilities in combining them with wool and adding new techniques to the well-known medium.
Katia graduated from the Moscow State University of Arts and Industry in 1995, then studied fashion and textile at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Established in 2008 in San Francisco, her studio Feuer und Wasser relocated in 2016 to Vermont’s Green Mountains.
Katia has been exhibiting and teaching throughout the US, Australia, the UK, Europe, and Canada since 2012. In 2015, she became a finalist in the prestigious NICHE Awards (NICHE Magazine and American Made Show) and received Tradition in Technique Award from the Surface Design Association in 2017. Latest exhibitions: 2016 Timeless Textiles in Newcastle, Australia; 2017 DHG gallery in Prato, Italy; SDA International Exhibition In Print 2017, Future Fabrication, Tradition in Technique Award.
Katia’s works have been represented in many blogs, magazines, and books, including Folt Bolt art blog, DHG blog (Italy), Ver Filtz und Zuge Naht magazine (Germany), Belle Armoire (USA), Felt (Australia), Filtz Fun (Germany), Felt Matters (UK) , Surface Design Jornal, Textile Art Around the World, Worldwide Colours of Felt. Website https://www.feuer-und-wasser.com