Page by page – exploring the potential of book resists
26 October - 28 October
In this workshop we’d like to have a closer look at the variety of applications of so-called book resists.
With several pages they provide enormous possibilities of creating complex 3d shapes and expand a felt object in practically any direction in space.
A classic example are symmetrical bodies with multiple segments, like seedpods or other natural forms. But not necessarily we have to stick to symmetry and can use a pattern with irregular pages to create any kind of voluminous hollow forms that can be pleated, turned inside out and transformed into unexspected shapes. These can be practical, useful items or abstract sculptures.
Resists with several pages are also a very helpful instrument when making patterns for bags, hats or other wearables, to produce really 3-dimensional items or even angular, boxy shapes. It would require some calculating though, to develop a suitable pattern for a specific shape and size.
It’s worth spending a bit more time with this concept of resists to discover in how many different ways they can be a very helpful instrument in your felting practise.
At Atelier La Couech in Montbrun-Bocage you will have the opportunity for a 3 days excursion into this theme and a creative holiday in the most beautiful surroundings.
If you wish, you can combine this class with my following workshop there, October 30 – November 01, SCULPTURAL WAISTCOATS
Dagmar Binder, textillabor.de