Workshop: Iris Wrap

This three day workshop is for those with some experience with felting. Participants will create a large wrap inspired by the beautiful iris flower, using their chosen colourway. Using the resist method, as well as other methods of creating raised texture, dyed wool and paj silk will create this large wrap of many frills. The outer edge is a cobweb frill, with each petal having both a felted frill and a paj silk frill. Silk fibres and threads are used to enhance the surface texture and sheen.

Participants should be able bodied as this is a physical workshop. Some felting experience is recommended.

Workshop convenors, please contact me for tutor fees and availability.

Svenja has always had an interest in the arts, from experimenting with painting, printing, and paper making, through to theatre, silk painting, jewellery making, shibori shaping and dyeing, and fashion in later years.  In 1996 she completed a Bachelor of Arts in drama, which led to studies in Fashion Design at Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE. In 1999 she completed a Certificate II in Drawing, which then led to studies towards a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. Since 2009 she has been studying Fashion Design, again at MSIT, and is currently enrolled in the Advanced Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Technology. She has been experimenting and participating in workshops in textile art since 2001, beginning with free motion embroidery and gravitating towards feltmaking in later years. Along the way, hand dyeing of fabrics and fibres has become a large part of the process, as it offers greater creative control. Since 2008, Svenja has been a finalist in the Brancott Estate World of WearableArts 5 times, with 2 of her winning garments being purchased by the World of WearableArt Museum.