FeltFoldings II: Wearables & Objects

3-daagse workshop met Andrea Noeske-Porada

This 3-Day workshop offers the possibility to deepen already made experiences in the field of FeltFoldings, to get to know different materials and application areas as well as more complex folds and to develop your own projects under the guidance of Andrea Noeske-Porada.

After the preparation of the appropriate paper models and felt samples, a larger, individual work can be tackled. This can either be in the field of applied art, e.g. a scarf, a collar or jewellery, or something purely aesthetic like an object.

Sharp-edged geometric forms grow out of a flat surface during the shrinking process and form a relief of repeating spatial structures. Thanks to the special construction of Felt Foldings, the relatively thin felt that results has an amazing resilience and stability of form. 
The choice of material and technique vary with the size and intended use of the final product. A piece of jewellery or a shawl requires a different thought-process than, for example, a three-dimensional object, even when all variations are backed by the same felt pattern.

Felting and folding experience is required, enjoyment of constructive work is helpful, mathematical understanding is unnecessary.

This workshop can be taken separately.
A 10% discount applies when following all 5 days of FeltFolding
(both nr. I and II)



Lijst werkmateriaal - zelf meebrengen graag:

2 Towels
1 Dish cloth or piece of light cotton fabric
Synthetic net cloth (about 30cmx30cm)
Cake of soap and/or some liquid soap
Felting pear or sprinkler
Small bucket or bowl
Pool noodle 60 - 100 cm long
Rotary cutter -
It is worth buying good quality, with the medium blade. Andrea prefers the rotary cutter from OLFA).
Cutting mat - 30 x 40 cm minimum size (a grit with diagonal lines is helpful)
Metal or Quilter ruler
Regular and small scissors
Sewing thread - strong quality, of any color (will be removed at the end)
Sewing thread - normal or thin quality, the color should matching the wool (stays in the felt)
Sewing needle
Felting needle and needle foam (just in case you have to mend something)
Small flat (not corrugated) nose plier - (f.e. a silversmith tool)
Sketchbook or a few sheets of paper for making sketches
Pencil and eraser
Bubble wrap 2 pieces of 100 cm x 100 cm

Overig materiaal tbv deze workshop

Merino tops - 200 - 400 gr.
Optionally (in addition, depending on the individual project):
*Cashmere or cashmere/silk tops or
*Merino/silk top or
*other fibres tops
Decoration material like silk fibres, hankies etc. 
Every student will work on her/his own project.
This could be a scarf, a stole or something similar suitable or a series of jewellery. The choice of material and technique vary with the size and intended use of the final product.

Additional Materials for the Feltfolding scarf or stole:

A scarf or stole should be very light, flexible and loose.

Andrea regularly uses a piece of light fabric, f.e.silk chiffon, Etamine de laine*, Mousseline de laine instead of one layer of wool.The size of the fabric depends on the size of the scarf which should arise. *Etamine de laine is a woven fabric which is available in different colors and not processed so that the fabric is shrinkable

Silk chiffon 1,5 x the size of the ready piece
or a piece of
Etamine or Mousseline de laine 1,5 x the size of the ready piece. in a contrasting color to the wool
Second hand, woolen or silk scarfs are nice material, too!

Wool - as described above (e.g. for a normal scarf you will need about 200 - 250 gr. wool)

Bubble wrap - 2 pieces  Note: each piece needs to be 40 cms longer and 40 cms wider than the size of your fabric.

Additional Material for a series of jewellery:
Commercial needle felt around 100 cm x 100 cm. You should consider, that the colour of the needle felt will be seen at the edges of your work.

This needle felt should be either a very thin material or able to be split into slices or mixed merino/silk

Decoration material - f.e. pieces of fabric, silk fibres or hankies…