Surface Design-Lab

25-26-27 November, 2016 Ricarda Assmann

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In this 1 day workshop for (advanced) feltmakers, students will explore the different techniques how to manipulate( pre-) felt pieces during the felting process to achieve an extraordinary surface design. The students will be teached and guided by artist/creative Gestalt- Social therapist Ricarda Assmann from Germany. It is possible to do expand this workshop with 2 more days, to go deeper into the topic. You will learn every day something else.

What we will do

Interesting material mixtures, taming of fractious fibres, enhancement of wilderness or smoothness, combinations of apparently opposed materials will be our challenge.

Different studies and samples will be combined in a personal pattern collection – helpful for our prospective way in feltmaking. We will cut, sew, layer, staple and bulge. We will play with pre-felts, structures and textures, forms and designs. Discussing our experiences and results with the group members will enrich us and completes the education.

Finally we will figure out, to which form and surface we feel attracted to, and what inspires us in our personal work . The design of our own object, sculpture or wall hanging will complete the path depending of how many days you will join

photo's workshop in 2014

photo's workshop 2015

Who is Ricarda Assmann

Ricarda Assmann, born and living in Germann, is working with felt since nine years. She has developped her very own handwriting in felt.

Ricarda says: 'Working with felt is for me like expressing the language of my hands and my thoughts through fabric. To make visible and to make tangible the impressions, elementary human emotions and waves of thoughts gives me a deep sense of inner satisfaction. What specifically draws my interest here are the multiple dimensions, the wilful structures and surfaces and the inner nature urging its way out. In particular the broken up, seemingly torn pieces, or those that put up a resistance, parts falling outside of the framework, looking for their own means of expression, are the ones that I find most gratifying.

more info on Ricarda Assmann you will find here:


All workshops will be taught in English and/or in Dutch

Registration Atelier Fiberfusing

Please send an email for more information about prices, lodging, navigation, registration and payment conditions. Easily to acces by public transportation and offering free transfer from the Bijlmer Arena station in Amsterdam on the workshops days