April 9-11, 2023
I am originally from Ukraine, and 20 years ago I moved to Cyprus which has become my second home. My husband and I live in Kampia, a little village in the middle of the island. Several years ago, we constructed my studio nearby. Here I spent most of my time working on designs and conducting private master classes.
I have been a felt artist and educator for many years, designing and constructing various garments, such as coats, vests, dresses, and accessories. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Fashion and Image design. My unique specialty is footwear (shoes and boots), bags, and form-fitting garments. I enjoy combining methods and designing new techniques. For the past several years, I have conducted many master classes in creating felted shoes, accessories, and clothing across Europe, Australia, the USA, and Canada . I am very excited about being back in United States.
Extended Workshop: One template – 5 different bags
In this workshop, students will explore techniques for felt bag creation. Each student will create one bag; however, they will also learn how to make five more bags utilizing the same original template.
During the workshop, students will learn:
how to start your bag design (the size, length of the handles, adding pockets, décor);
how to create the template and make a template to account for the wool shrinkage;
how to work with wool (layout wool, the best way to work with short fibers, using sander, process of rolling, shrinkage of the product);
how to create a 3D object from a flat project;
how to achieve a symmetrical product, the formation of the side walls as well as the bottom of the bag;
non-standard solutions for processing bag handles to the desired length.
Date/Time: April 9, 12:00 to 6:00 PM, April 10 and 11 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Location: The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Workshop Fee: Members: $240.00 Non-Members: $330.00
Student Supply List:
Bergshaf wool on batts 500gr, you can combine two or more colors or blend. Can be found on Etsy.
Mohair and More
Resist materials .5 meter
Cotton gauze 2 meters
Fine silk 2 meters ( margelan or chiffon, between 3 and 5 momme) the same colors as wool. You can check Etsy for options.
Feuer und Wasser- Katia Mokeyeva Margilan https://www.feuer-und-wasser.com/margilan-silk
Divinity Fibres 5mm dyed silk chiffon scarves https://divinityfibres.com/search?type=product&q=silk+chiffon
The pieces of the thick felt ( if you have made some slippers or bags before, and you have over left pieces), otherwise we will create those during the workshop
Yarns, fabric for decorating ( optional)
Bag leather buckles (optional)
PVC Noodles mat (not very big 90 / 50cm) – it will be good to have it, but not
Bamboo blinds (size 50/90 cm) not required
Olive Soap, or other soap you prefer ( 100-120 gr)
Gloves (these types of gloves are usually used to serve food)
Watercolor pencils or tailor’s chalk for marking on felt
Tools you use for the felting ( wood washboards, felting rollers, palm washboard, felted for stones).