21st Century Textiles

Teaching at KreaTov 2016

Swedish Felt Festival 2016



Summer is coming and I’m delighted to let you know I’ll be teaching in Sweden as part of KreaTov 2016 It takes place on Gotland and looks like a fantastic set-up to have fun with felt, silk and light! Time for a little Happy Dance.


This year’s theme is Felted Art. Here you can learn to paint with wool or other ways to create felted art – animals, sculptures, carpets, clothing and jewelry. You can also learn to work with different techniques for texture and expression in felt. The main language of the symposium is Swedish, but don´t let that stop you from participating – the most practical language will be used at the courses!

KreaTov starts Sunday July 31th at 5 pm and ends Thursday Aug 4th at 2.30 pm. KreaTov takes place at Gotlands folkhögskola in Hemse (a school for adult education) and is arranged by The Handicraft association of Gotland, in cooperation with Anso Norling at Gotlands Museum.

During the symposium you will get:
• Two courses of your choice. You choose your courses when you register
• Lectures
• Excursion
• Exhibitions. Exhibition with Erik Torstensson at Gotland Art Museum
• Meals – breakfast, coffee, lunch, coffee, dinner and an evening snack.

The fee for participation, room and board is 5500 SEK (double room with shower and toilet). Single rooms may, depending on demand, be obtained for 6000 SEK. If you want to stay an extra night at the school, please contact Daniel Malm, +46 498 20 36 50, e-mail daniel.malm.gotland@folkbildning.net

If you arrange your own accomodation the participation fee is 4000 SEK, and it includes the full symposium programme and all meals apart from breakfast.

You can find information about accommodation on the website: www.gotland.net

Cost of materials is not included in the participation fee. Materials will be available for purchase on site.

Animals and figures (Erik Torstensson)
Costume design for felt (Vera Frederiksen Zhotkevich)
Artful jewelry (Åsa Ganell)
Luminaries (Yulia Badian)
Watercolor painting with wool (Renata Kraus)
Great patterned carpet (Anna Westin)
Origami Twists (Yulia Badian)
Shibori in felt (Gunilla Östbom)
Sculpture in wool (Paula Liinpää-Obenius)

Full details of how to register for KreaTov 2016

About the Author

Textile designer/maker combining silk and wool into delicate unique fabrics, clothes and accessories, also offering micro workshops for a maximum of 2 people in Felt making, Silk Painting and Shibori dyeing.

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