PORTRAIT with Dorte Jensen of “STOFBILLEDER” 12th – 15th November 2020



Well we had a fabulous workshop with Dorte Jensen of “Stofbilleder” teaching her fabulous fabric portrait technique to a small group of enthusiastic fabric artists in October 2019.


Dorte lives in Denmark and like myself she is a trained nurse and she worked in the specialty of psychiatry for 20 years. The lure of crafts and needlework continued to be an interest and in 1994 she decided that alongside her professional work to undertake training to become a fabric art teacher through a teacher’s college in Odense. In this regard her passion was picture sewing and her first fabric portrait was created.

Dorte’s portrait work however remained in obscurity in the early days particularly while she was still working as a nurse. During the period May 2007 to January 2014 based on her husband’s work requirements she lived in Poland and retired from nursing and concentrated on her long-term dream of becoming an interior designer. Given this she made some interior décor but her fabric portraits kept calling her. As such she is now well known for her stunning and realistic fabric portraits and Dorte is now a full time Textile Artist.


At this stage a 4-day portrait workshop is to be scheduled. This will include the taking of photos and editing of your photo leading to a finished portrait of approximately 65cm x 50 cm. If you need more convincing prior to making your booking here is a link to many of her portrait works http://www.stofbilleder.dk/


A laptop and a mouse.

The photo program “Elements” must be downloaded as a free 30 day trial to your laptop just prior to the class attendance.

If you don’t have a laptop there will be a couple of laptops which you may borrow. Don’t worry about the required computer work you will be guided all the way through.

A sewing machine with “open-toe” foot 3.

An iron

A workshop kit will be provided and include: fabric; thread; Vlieseline; Vliesofix; pencils; scissors; wooden stretchers and all the stuff you need for mounting the pictures, including a bicycle tube for framing.


Dorte’s teaching style will primarily consist of individual guidance, so that you can work at your own pace. You don’t need to be experienced and beginners are welcome.

In summary you will learn to make a pattern, build your portrait from different pieces of fabric secured with thread and mounted onto a wooden stretcher with a rubber frame.

No drawing is required as the photograph forms the basis of your self-portrait. Hence the first day working on the photograph is so important.


Time: 09.00 – 17.00

Date: 12 – 15 November 2020

Location: Threads and Tangles Studio, Langwarrin

Workshop Fee: $480.00. $200.00 deposit and remaining $280.00 on the first day of workshop.

Kit Fee: $100.00 to be paid on the first day of workshop

BYO: Lunch. Morning and Afternoon tea provided

Workshop numbers are strictly limited at 10 and to secure your place a deposit of $200.00 is to be paid through the online process or you can pay with a direct bank transfer.

Please note that the remaining balance of $280.00 is to be paid on the first day of the workshop. Once a booking has been made the studio address and any other relevant details will be provided.

If you would wish to make a direct bank transfer or seek additional information about this workshop please do not hesitate to contact me either through info@threadsandtangles.com.au or ring 0429024299.

Cancellation: A 25% cancellation / administration fee of the deposit to be applied if late notice is given of cancellation and the vacancy cannot be filled.


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