Form in Felt ; sculptural felting workshop*


Wednesday, August 15
09:30 to 16:30 &
Thursday, August 16
09:30 to 16:30 &
Friday, August 17
09:30 to 16:30


265,00 $ Can
10,00 $ Can
275,00 $ Can (without taxes)

No place available

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

A weekend (3-day) pass to the festival is offered to participants taking a workshop. (limit one pass per person)


* This workshop is offered in collaboration with Culture Outaouais. Priority is given to Outaouais artists. For more information, e-mail us at

It is from the dance of conflicting emotions that creativity and art are born. Though sculpture is usually perceived as static I see it more as movement, the movement of wool from fibers into felt. And as long as there is movement there is life. This 3-day workshop will deepen the consciousness about experiences learned from sculpting with felt and other fibers. We will explore different sculptural form ideas, with the theme of folding and unfolding, to become more aware of how, and why, we want to use this medium. We will focus on basics like color, design, and conceptions of an artwork Students will be challenged to play with their own designs using sculptural felting techniques, deepening their awareness of the creative process with an accent on the journey and not the end result. This is an experimental discovery workshop. At the end of each day we will discuss creations to heighten awareness of color and design choices. An exhibition of all work will complete the course. You don’t create art, it already exist ,you have to let it come to you, going where art is instead of you creating it, Take action based on your excitement , with no attachment to the out come.


What to bring

One roll of bubble plastic (small bubbles) 60 cm wide- min 3 meters long ; three big old bathing towels and one tea towel ; 2 bars of olive oil soap,or other natural liquid soap please! ; paper scissors; fabric scissors,if you have small pointy embroidery scissors ; two old nylon socks or other material to use as attaches ; box of pins and needles,darning needle; squeezable sport water bottle (500 ml) or felting pear ; measuring tape ; a notebook, some pencils , permanent marker; small pieces (leftovers) of sheer fabrics and threads or loose fibers (small quantities)fibers like silk,ramie,linen ,cotton ect...please take natural materials. Some yarn,only natural materials; rolling tool ,like pool noodle or carton tube ect...approx 60 cm long; small plastic containers,like ice cream bucket...(2 containers able to contain at least 2 liters) Approx 2 pounds of wool: ,roving or carded wool ,you can bring other wool types if you wish ,but have also merino wool. bring as many colors as possible ,also black white and greys.

Material provided:

Nylon tread Documentation Materials for resists


Marjolein Dallinga
Beginner to advanced
French and English
Wednesday, August 15 09:30 to 16:30 & Thursday, August 16 09:30 to 16:30 & Friday, August 17 09:30 to 16:30
122 Complexe Whissell

Some felting experience required , this workshop can be for novice or experienced felters

Marjolein Dallinga Bloom felt

Marjolein Dallinga Bloom felt

Marjolein Dallinga was born in the Netherlands where she studied Fine Arts. She moved to Montréal, Canada, in 1989 to pursue her art career through making art books and jewelry. While raising a family, her creativity led her to toy making and teaching art classes. This led her to discover felting, and she now works in this medium. The world-renowned CIRQUE DU SOLEIL became interested in Marjolein's work, and for the last years she has experimented with felt for their costume design while also creating final products for their shows. Marjolein has her own company,, and works from her studio with sewing and dyeing rooms. She has taught felting for thirteen years in North America, Europe, and Australia. Last years she won three awards for her costumes made for the WOW (world of wearable art) in New Zealand. To learn more, go to:


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