Felt hat - Victoria Brown short course at West Dean College

Victoria Brown

Victoria is a tutor with 30 years experience teaching millinery, feltmaking and Fine Art. She trained at Goldsmiths College, London College of Fashion and RCA. She has designed hats for Jean Muir. She was a pioneer of feltmaking in the 1980's,and has exhibited her work from Philadelphia to Kirgizstan, has work in the V&A fashion collection and written two books.

Describe your approach to teaching:
Through sharing my skills and enthusiasm I create a lively and inspiring learning experience buzzing with ideas and skills. Group and individual demonstrations and discussion develops work through supported and guided experimentation.

What inspires your own work?
Colour, textures, sculptural forms and the process of making inspire me, I love working with textiles, especially wool. My work is often about how a piece is made, looking at traditional skills and tools.

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