Fibre + Paper + Ink: Illuminated with Fiona Duthie
July 11 - July 12
Fibre + paper + ink together produce a unique and inspiring marked textile that illuminates more beautifully than any other combination. Paper adds unique textural and sculptural qualities to the felt, which we emphasize with bold ink work added to our final felt forms. In this class we cover resist work, paper selection and sources, ink for felt design, and the manipulation of form. Our main project will be a cylindrical table lamp. We’ll also explore a small sculptural lighting project. We will look at techniques to produce a structural but translucent felt, surface manipulation, aesthetic composition, layering, seamless felt making, creating custom resists, refined felt making to achieve exacting end results. Ink work on felt for illumination. Lighting hardware- sources, bases and construction will all be covered during the course. For beginning to intermediate
Fiona Duthie is a felt maker recognized for her dynamic sculptural clothing and artwork, and as an enthusiastic, comprehensive and generous instructor. She first encountered felt making in 1996 and immediately it became her medium and passion. She loves storytelling, both in words and textiles and communicates that narrative through surface design in felt making. She strives to make the highest quality felt possible in all her work, from the lightest weight, drape-able garments to structural, durable outdoor felt installations. Fiona has a full-time studio practice based on Salt Spring Island, BC and has exhibited her work in Canada, the US, New Zealand, the UK, and Australia.