Marjolein Dallinga :: Workshop in Ottawa (April 2019)

Updated: Oct 27, 2021


Marjolein Dallinga Workshop in Ottawa:: FORM IN FELT: inside out upside down

A 3-days sculptural felting workshop with a focus on techniques for wearable art

Dates: April 3 to 5, 2019

Place: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1817 Richardson Side Road

Cost: $300


Workshop description This 3-day workshop is designed to deepen the felting experience. Participants will explore explore different sculptural forms, themes such as “inside out upside down,” and become more aware of how and why they want to work with the medium of felt. Time will be spent on learning about colour, design and artistic concepts.


Participants 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 on the end result.


This is an experimental discovery workshop. At the end of each day there will be discussion about the artworks created in the workshop designed to heighten awareness of color and design choices. An exhibition of all work will complete the course.


About Marjolein Dallinga

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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