Intricate Made Simple with Katia Mokeyeva
November 21 - November 24
Create an elegant garment from multiple modules. On one average size table, without reaching, bending and standing all day long, we will felt mid-sized nuno-pieces with various surface décor and textures, and assemble the pre-made parts in a one of a kind individually designed
wearable art piece, using Katia’s couture templates. It’s a process of construction, deconstruction, and application of innovative and unique structural and textural techniques. You will not only learn several new methods, but create a head-turning wrap, hooded scarf, or a little vest.
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.