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Feltmaking - Beginners/Intermediate - Monday morning option

People's College

Niki Collier is an award winning visual artist who works in the area of constructed textiles and mixed media. She also produces limited edition collections which are sold through artisan galleries throughout the world.

  • Date: Oct 12, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021
  • Day: Monday
  • Time : 11.00am - 1.00pm
  • Category: Languages, The Arts
  • Venue : To be confirmed in office on start date
  • Cost: €175

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Course details

Niki works with the British Museum and Milan millinery boutiques. She is also the first felt designer to be part of the Kilkenny group collection. Her personal work is often included in curated exhibitions and she has biannual solo exhibitions. Her solo exhibitions have been included in curated shows such as World Crafts Council, National Design and Craft Gallery, Kilkenny & Sculpture in Context. Niki is a resident artist with DCCoI Education Panel and Dublin Culture Connects.
Feltmaking is creating fabric from fibre. All you need is a handful of fibres, a couple of flakes of soap and a few drops of hot water. From humble beginnings, you could end up with a beautiful pair of wrist warmers, a treasured keepsake box, a jaw dropping scarf or a beautiful sculptural art piece. This is a 12 week course in textile construction. It would simultaneously develop beginner’s understanding and expand knowledge of experienced textiles lovers of fibres and fabric. It explores textiles construction and textures and colours balance. At the end of each session you would have a beautiful piece of textile art to take home. Some work would be sculptural pieces to adorn you or your home: a self-portrait, a keepsake vessel or a Christmas decoration. Others would be lush with colour and texture: wrist warmers, silk neckpiece or a vest. Come and explore luxury fabrics, learn about the history of textiles and the significant role Irish textiles play in fashion. This course is suitable for beginners and those who have already had a go at feltmaking.
All materials are included, just bring a towel, your curiosity and smile. Cost of materials, which will be supplied by the tutor, is included in the price

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Course added on: 31/07/2012
Details last updated on: 17/08/2020

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