Milkweed Sculpture Online Workshop

Let’s felt together a stunning Milkweed sculpture! During these two live and

interactive sessions you will receive step by step assistance by me on how to create

this object.

We will start to make the sculpture on Saturday and continue making it on Sunday,

so we will have two times 6 hours to work on it.


I recommend this course for advanced feltmakers.

What will you learn?

Besides the basics You will learn three special techniques during this workshop:

  • Creating pleat from Pongé silk, which you can later apply to wearable and non-wearable items, like dresses, accessories and sculptures.
  • Joining three hollow shapes together.
  • Filling plastic granules into the sculpture and roll with it. 

There will also be talk of using and blendig colors, and adding Chiffon silk as a
decoration and also about shaping the sculpture.

How much does it cost and what is included in the price?

The price of the workshop is 150 EUR, which covers the followings:
  • Online felting live workshop in two sessions on the 13th and 14th (Saturay and Sunday) of August 2022 from 5pm to 11pm (CET) in English, when I will guide you through the process, step by step.
  • 6 + 6 hours live sessions
  • You can follow the course with the help of ZOOM app, which you can download for free to both desktop and smartphone
  • You will have an access to the workshop’s recorded material, which will be available for 3 months after the live workshop
  • Access to a live consultation in Zoom which will begin at 5pm (CET) on the 17th of August, 2022, where you can ask questions and share your works with others if you like.
  • Some days before the live sessions you will receive the templates and a printable step-by-step PDF instruction about the project.

List of materials and tools

  • Fine Australian Merino Wool in Roving (Wool top), (Micron 16-19) a total of about
    200 grams.
    The total weight of my Sculpture without the plastic granules is 120 g.
  • Pongé Silk 05 to make the pleat, 130 cm long and 17 cm wide. ( 52 inches long
    and 6,7 inches wide)
  • Chiffon Silk 3,5 is not obligatory, as the object can be made without it, just in case
    you would like to decorate the outer shells with it. You could use two different
    shades, each of them should be around 20 x 35 cm (8 x 14 inches)
  • Plastic granules or any small-grained pearls to stuff the sculpture with. The point
    is to have it small, the diameter of the grain should be about 3-4 mm. You will
    need around half a cup, but to be sure have a 2 dl cup full with it.
    Plastic granules must be hard plastic. It’s shape does not matter, it can be square
    or round. It’s best to buy white or transparent, sure not to let go of its color.
    If you type it in Google you will find a lot. Actually you could use any hard and small grained material, which does’nt absorbs water. So seeds and natural plants are not good for this purpose, since we will fill it into the sculpture quite right at the beginning of the felting process and we will work with warm and hot water. The seeds would grow by the water, which is not good for us. Polystyrene beads are not good, don’t take it! This kind of things are good: link
  •  To fill it in you need a funnel and a small measuring cup.
  • Saran wrap, this is very important! Plastic wrap, cling film, shrink wrap, Saran wrap, cling wrap or food wrap is a thin plastic film typically used for sealing food items in containers to keep them fresh over a longer period of time. That’s what we need.
  • Foam tube for rolling
  •  IKEA mat Variera (with dots) it’s not an obligation, but might be practical to work on
  • Bowl for water
  •  Hand soap
  • Towel for hand wiping
  • Sharpe Scissors in different sizes
  • Ruler
  • Plier
  • Permanent marker
  • Bubble Wrap for the Templates, 35 x 50 cm (14 x 20 inches)
  • Bubble Wrap for rubbing, 25 x 30 cm (10 x 12 inches)
  • Bubble Wrap for rolling the silk prefelt, 40 x 210 cm (16 x 83 inches)
  • Synthetic Kitchen Cloth to absorb the Water
  • A Mesh for covering the Sculpture during the massage, 40 x 40 cm (16 x 1 inches)
  • A Piece of Cotton Cloth for rolling (e.g. an old piece of Sheet), 40 x 60 cm (16 x 24 inches)
  • Wooden stick to get into the sculpture, a pencil will also do.
  • 30 pencils or wooden sticks