poetic felt

28-29-30 August, 2015 with Maria Friese

poetic symmetrical felt sculptures

In this three day workshop for experienced feltmakers you will explore possibilities of creating symmetrical felt sculptures with a poetic touch. You will develop your very own designs for individual 3d objects and sculptures.

Maria Friese will be one of the particpants at the Felt-Exhibition 'Felt-Passion', organised by Meervilt in Haarlem from 22-08 untill 3-10 2015

what we will do

First we will discuss the possibilities of different kind of wool. You will learn how to develop your very own designs for individual 3d forms without any seams through sketches and surface samples. Based on this you will calculate and make templates which allow beautiful symmetrical forms. As an experienced textieldesigner Maria will guide you with her knowledge and experiences in the designproces. She will give you precious tips how to improve your felt work for creating firm and high quality felt art.

Passion Filz exhibitoin

From 22-08 / 3-10 2015 at Meervilt! in Haarlem, the Netherlands, there will be an exhibiton with several international feltartists from the book Passion Filz. Maria Friese will be one of the artist at this exhibition. Click on this link for more information about everything around the exhibition

Registration / atelier FiberFusing

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All workshops are being taught in Dutch and/or English. We will serve fresh coffee and homemade lunches with healthy salades, farmers bread and several Dutch cheeses. On request we will take care of transfer from the Bijlmer Arena station on the day of the workshops

about Maria Friese

Maria Friese was born in 1980 in Germany. From 2000-2004 she has studied "textile design" at the faculty for applied art in Schneeberg/Saxon where she also learned about the felt technique. Since 2005 Maria lives in the South-west of France near Toulouse. Her studio is situated in an idyllic landscape with panoramic look at the Pyrenees. In the surrounding nature she finds peace and inspiration which she needs for her work.

Maria is specialised on symmetrical vessels, sculptural wall art as well as geometrical and poetic works. Her design is modern and timeless. With her work she won the "Young designer Contest 2013", a price which is given away once a year from the French Craftsman's Union "Ateliers d'Art de France".


Maria says: " For me felt art is researching the perfect shape. It's harmony, it's poetry and most of all it's my passion. It's meditation and also an every day challenge. I take much pleasure in the on going learn process. Felting teaches me to accept changes and transformation and to keep an open mind for all what's new."