FiberFusing News

news about workshops, artists, shows and more .. 2014-1

Happy New Felting Year

A new year full of felt workshops. It is not always easy to decide which will please you the most, but I hope everyone can make a choice in the different themes and teachers. Hope to meet and welcome you this year.

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Solid Rock-workshop 4-4-2014 with Jacquelien van Eerden

Have you ever seen those gorgeous felted stones? Here is your chance to make one yourself. No need for felt-experience, so ask your mother, sister, or friend to join and have a lovely day with eachother. By joining the workshop you will also help the community in Zambia, because Jacquelien will donate her fee to their village. Now that really rocks!

Information about this workshop you will find here

Bio Waste - One day natural dye workshop with Ulla Lapiolahti

On request there will be a one day workshop with the Finnish designer Ulla Lapiolahti. You will learn how to use the colours from your kitchen.

And if you're eager to learn more about natural dyeing and printing other than contact-dyeing, why don't you join the two other workshops with her in natural dyes and earthpigments?

looking back at 'Portraying Leaf's Nature' with Elena Ulyanova

On a cold day in December, with the woodburner on, a bunch of women gathered around Elena who has developped her own approch to printing with leaves. After a lecture and demonstration, students could make their own samples with prints. For more photo's click above on the FB-link

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recently FUN has publiced an article about the workshops with Lisa Klakulak, which were organised by Ricarda Assmann, Andrea Noeske and me. Our goal is to continue our 'Felt Fusion' in organising workshops together.

Sculptural Felt International

Last year there was made a beginning of the organising of this great event, an exhibition with several international feltmakers. It will start in the Netherlands and travels to Australia. During the exhibition in the Netherlands there will be several workshops with some artists. I will host Anita Larkin for example. You will find more information about this exhibition on their website and actual information at the FB-page. Information about the workshop with Anita will be given in the next newsletter.

Workshop schedule 2014

April, 04 Jacquelien van Eerden / Solid Rock

April, 05-06 Kate Ramsey / Lacy Days

April, 09-13 Irene van der Wolf / all one-day workshops with Image Insight

April, 20-27 Ulla Lapiolahti / Design with natural dyes, printing and painting

May, 08-11 Anneke Copier and Claudio Varone / Felt for Architecture

May, 17-22 Andrea Graham / Jewelry - 3d surfaces - A serie of pods

May, 24-25 Minka de Weerd / Felt and Silverclay

June, 05-08 Leiko Uchiyama / Pine-needle Felt

June, 12-16 Martien van Zuilen / Mandala - Treasure Nests

June, 19-21 Ricarda Assmann / Textile-felt laborator

July, 3-8 Pam de Groot

July, end Horst / fashion design and show

August, begin Jorie Johnson /

August, 18-24 Irit Dulman / eco-design

August, 28-31 Anita Larkin / Felting Found Objects

October, 17-19 Pam MacGregor / high teapot time


All workshops will be teached in English and/or Dutch. They are from 10.00-16.30. Send an email for prices, registration and conditions. At your request there will be send a list of accomodation and navigationplan.


Give a handmade gift. This Fiberfusing Gift-voucher online makes it easy. You can order it by mail and swap it for a handmade items or workshop. Mail atelier Fiberfusing about the details

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