I recently taught a 3 day workshop with Marilou Moschetti, in Aptos, California. The workshop; Dye, Felt, Sew; focused on creating yardage that would be custom fit to each students individual silhouette for a vest or a jacket. The patterns used were Diane Ericson’s Fault lines Vest and the Plaza Jacket.
The first day students created a color study using Colorhue dyes. They had fun experimenting with different color combinations. They learned how to create warm and cool colors and how to tone. They then dyed their silk for the next day’s felting. Students also spent time sketching design ideas for their felt yardage.
The second day was spent creating the yardage for their jacket or vest. Some students created designs using flat felt surface while others played with 3-D techniques. Pattern pieces were fitted for each individual’s body type.
The last day was spent cutting, fitting and sewing the vest or jacket. At the end of the day we had a mini fashion show. The workshop was a great success.