DAGMAR BINDER Seamless waistcoats with 3d structures or multiple collars (Montbrun, Oct 30–Nov 1, 2023)
30 October - 1 November
After some years, 3d sculptural waistcoats are back to Montbrun-Bocage.. You will have a new chance to learn more about felting a seamless and well-fitting garment, a waistcoat (or, if you are are an advanced and quick felter… you may even think of adding sleeves for a jacket).
We will have a close look at how fibre direction and combination of materials would influence consistency, shape and flexibility of a felt.This way you will be more aware of these aspects while
planning your vest design.
Felting a sample of the wool types of your choice you can calculate shrinkage and develop a pattern for your individual size. Around this template you will start laying out fibres for the seamless body of
your vest and only after that (if you like the idea…) add 3d structures or other additional elements, like extra collars, surface structures, pockets etc.
After completing the layout, your garment will be prefelted by rubbing and rolling until all elements are well connected, then resists can be removed, the waistcoat shaped 3-dimensionally and final
details accentuated by hand.