Marjolein Dallinga :: "I’ve Got You Under My Skin" workshop (2019)

Updated: Oct 27, 2021


Internationally recognized fibre artist and winner of  the prestigious WOW-World of Wearable Art in New Zealand, Marjolein Dallinga is coming to Kelowna to give a 4-day workshop. If you’re interested in this fabulous opportunity don’t hesitate.


Workshop Dates :: Tuesday May 7th to Friday May 10th, 2019

I’ve Got You Under My Skin


Workshop Description

This 4-day workshop is designed to deepen the felting experience, especially when it comes to the process of exploring different sculptural forms. Students will explore sculptural themes such as: folding and unfolding, building relief, and adding shape to another surface, in order to become more aware of how and why, we, the artist use this medium. The main thrust of this workshop will be an exploration  of wearable sculpture and discovering the inspiration behind the craft.


During the first few days, the focus will be on the processes of shortening, thickening, tightening and shrinking of felted surfaces. Later students will create their own unique wearable designs. Emphasis will be placed on basics like colour, design, and conceptions of an artwork.


Students will be challenged to play with their own designs using sculptural felting techniques, while deepening their awareness of the creative process with an accent on the idea of journey. This is an experimental discovery workshop. At the end of each day there will be a class discussion devoted to these new creations  in order to heighten awareness of color and design choices. An exhibition of all work will complete the course.


WORKSHOP FEE:   $585.00 for 4 days.

Some felting experience required. Maximum of 12 students.

Contact Violet Racz at feltitforward@gmail.com for more information. To register call (250) 765-1033. Full payment reserves your place in this workshop. Credit cards and e-transfers accepted. Fees do not include supply list. To see supply list contact Violet.


The workshop is being held at:

ELLISON HERITAGE SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTRE 4411 OLD VERNON ROAD, KELOWNA, BC

About the Instructor

Marjolein Dallinga was born in the Netherlands where she studied Fine Arts before moving to Canada in 1989. She came to Canada to pursue her art career and raise her family, just outside of Montreal, Quebec. Her creativity led her to experiment with making jewellery, books, toys, books and eventually, felting.


The world-renowned CIRQUE DU SOLEIL became interested in Marjolein’s work, and for the last five years she has experimented with felt for their costume design, while also creating final products for their shows.


Marjolein has her own company, Bloomfelt and works from her studio with sewing and dyeing rooms. She has taught felting for fifteen years in North and South America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. In the past years Marjolein has won three awards for her costumes made for the WOW (World of Wearable Art) in New Zealand. To learn more visit here

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