Monday, 10 April 2017

Workshop with Dagmar Binder

Councillor Brian Bloomflield, MBE Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council with Mayoress Rosalind Bloomfield, Dagmar Binder, visiting tutor and Ann McCullough, Chair of FN

What a lovely surprise it was for the girls on Saturday when Lisburn and Castlereagh Mayor and Mayoress Brian and Rosalind Bloomfield dropped in to see our workshop with Dagmar Binder.  This was the second day of a very intensive three-day event held at Ardnavalley Scout Centre and the girls welcomed the opportunity of a break and a chat with our visitors.

Time for a wee break in the sunshine with our very welcome visitors

It was soon time to get back to work everyone was designing their own garment inspired by Dagmar's creations.  Everyone made their own specific patterns and were guided by Dagmar through her unique process to create wonderful jackets made with fine silk and wool.

Elaine looks happy at her work!

 It was only on day three that the garments began to take their final shape and indeed everyone was rolling and rubbing hard close to the end of the last day! 

Gorgeous samples from Dagmar to inspire!

Sarah models her garment still at the prefelt stage

Sharon's prefelted jacket -  a lovely colour choice!

While no one had their garments totally finished, the girls went home very tired but happy at the end of a challenging and very creative three day workshop having learned lots of new techniques.  It'll be wonderful to see the completed pieces in due time.

Dagmar modelling her beautiful jacket

Well, we didn't have to wait too long to see a finished garment!  This is Sarah's lovely jacket completed and adorning her garden today!  Isn't it amazing?  Well done Sarah!

Thought I'd finish with this wee picture of some Easter chicks created by Dagmar on Sunday, aren't they lovely?

Dagmar's lovely little chicks (still drying!)    

A very Happy Easter to all our readers and hope that the lovely spring sunshine inspires us all to get cracking on our creations!!

1 comment:

  1. Always so nice to see all of the familiar faces and to be able to follow along with the fabulous workshops and happenings at Feltmakers North. Looks like a fantastic workshop with Dagmar. Hope to see photos of the finished garments in a later post...I know that they will be beautiful.


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