Explore Fiber is a collaborative website showcasing and exploring fiber as a fine art material.
If you are in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, you have a great opportunity to take an exciting workshop ‘New Materials Transformation’ with Leisa Rich from 9:00 – 4:00 on July 11, 2015 at the Irving Arts Center.
This intriguing explorations workshop is exclusive to the Irving Arts Center. An excellent learning experience for all skill levels! In this intensive materials workshop, participants will creatively explore a new, revolutionary felt-like fabric (Fosshape®) that can be magically transformed from soft and flat to hard and dimensional when heat is applied.
Using steamers and heat guns, students will learn how to mold and manipulate this material into sculptural forms that can become art pieces, vessels, hats or costumes, in just about any shape that can be imagined! Innovative dyeing techniques will be used to paint on the pieces before and after completion to create stunning, permanent effects.
Fosshape is a magical material that can be stitched, sewn, and heat shaped to create almost anything you can think of. Click on the workshop link above to take you to the page to register. For $75, this should be a great workshop! Here’s a great video that shows the versatility of this material: