Lost values

Workshop topic: Contemporary maschine
Languages: French flag English flag German flag
Nb of students: 12

Participants learn a technique developed by Dieter Filler that produces surprising results through the random reactions of the fabric.
The basic idea of this technique is to create three-dimensional textile works in textile art.
We work exclusively with synthetic fabrics, preferably in 10 to 12 shades of the same hue, with assorted colors, shiny, golden and/or silver.
Unpredictable effects can be achieved by heating.

List of supplies
  • sewing needles
  • thread matched with fabrics
  • quilting thread
  • pins
  • fabric scissors
  • paper scissors
  • template material
  • eraser
  • paper pencil
  • quilter's ruler
  • small garbage bag
  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
Required supplies
  • if you have at your disposal: heat gun
Fabrics to bring + lengh
  • plain cotton 2 x 50 x 50 cm
  • wadding
  • 10 to 15 different fabrics, mainly plain, in the same basic color, remnants of old clothes, table or bed linen are welcome, matt and shiny, gold / silver
+ Content

Florist’s net / organza / matt and shiny synthetic fabrics / fusible web 45 x 50 cm

= 15€

The teacher

After studying art and manual education, artistic ambitions could be realized during free time, mainly with clay creations or with bookbinding work. It was when Dieter moved to Switzerland in 1993 that he had his first contact with quilting. Through courses, he learned traditional techniques which were soon expanded to new materials and processes to create textile art. In the meantime, it is always a challenge to find new ways to expand the range of possibilities of expression. Exhibitions have followed one another.
In 2020, 55 works were presented in Menton.
2021 first prize in France / Patchwork = CEP logo
2022 first prize in Textile Art of France Patchwork