Pam de Groot
A lifelong passion for arts and crafts has seen Pam touch on many and varied fields of expertise. In 1989 she completed a studio ceramics course and worked as a successful studio potter for many years. After the birth of her third son in 2000, she decided to move away from pottery and was drawn to the area of fibre art. She now works predominately with wool, silk and other natural fibres, combining methods of felting, embroidery and dyeing to create art works, garments and accessories. She is inspired by so many things and finds it difficult to pin point exactly what it is that drives each piece. She can however recognise some persistent influences. Nature is the most amazing thing around us and as accessible source of wonderment from which to draw ideas. She thinks a hangover from her pottering days is an obsession with form. She strongly believes that with a good form the rest will follow.
Saturday 18 - Sunday March 19
HATS WITH PERSONALITY workshop full, waiting list being taken
Over 2 days students will make 2 hats. Learning the fundamentals of pattern design, sizing and correct layout with the first and then creating a hat with true style and personality - with extensions, add ons, and brim manipulation. Play with colour and form.
Experience helpful but not necessary.
Monday 20 - Thursday 23 March 2017
FITTED FELT JACKET workshop full, waiting list being taken
Do you feel that sometimes felt jackets can be bulky around the arms, and a bit shapeless? This jacket workshop is designed to use the features of tailoring to avoid this, whilst still keeping the seamless look of felt. Students will calculate their shrinkage and create their felt pattern to size. Create your own “inspired” jacket
This is a detailed workshop, catering to experienced felters.