Marguerite d'Ervau

WO Assistant checklist - Sculpting Textile (draft)

with Margherita Soldati

During the workshop Sculpting Textile, artist Margherita Soldati will introduce participants to manipulating different types of fabric and ways to create shapes, textures and patterns. They will experiment with various materials and try out different methods, from the most traditional to the most absurd.

As a workshop assistant, your role is to prepare the materials and the space, communicate with Margherita about materials, and be there. Don't hesitate to print this assistant checklist and have it with you on the day of workshop!

Here is some information about ticketing when you are a workshop assistant.



Margherita explaining method of stitchting textile into shapes - Elnaz Assar

General information about the workshop

Time ~5h (1h prep + 4h during)

Location: Clean Lab
Max. participants: 15
Tutor: Margherita Soldati
Phone number: 0627301440
Email address:


Material checklist

For this workshop, you will need:

  • 1 p.p. Handouts [Workshop box / document attached at the bottom of this page]
  • 1 Heat gun [Barn]
  • 3 Scissors [Clean lab / office supplies drawer]
  • 2 Baking trays [Kitchen]
  • 1 Trash bag roll [Workshop box in Clean Lab / Dry storage]
  • 2 Extension cords [Clean Lab]
  • 1 Laptop #7 [Graphic Design Room - laptop closet]


The workshop box (the clear plastic storage box in the backroom of the Clean Lab) should include:

  • 1 per each participant - Wooden frames 20x20 cm
  • For each participant Needles and thread
  • Glycerin
  • Starch
  • Vinegar
  • Cooking pot
  • Clay
  • (Second) heat gun
  • Glue Gun
  • Pins
  • Paverpol textile hardener
  • 2 Brushes
  • Food coloring
  • 5 Medical syringes 10ml
  • Textile (chiffon, umbrella’s textile, stretch textile)

Make an inventory of what’s in the box.

NOTE: Margherita brings the missing materials.


To-do list


A week before the workshop

  1. Check the material box and write down what is missing (clear plastic storage box in the backroom of the Clean Lab, see photo).

    Sculpting textile workshop box -

  2. Email about missing materials. The workshop team will forward the information to Margherita.


On the Friday before the workshop

  1. Get handouts for the participants. If you need to print out more, use paperclips to attach.
  2. Set up tables and chairs, each participant should be able to sit and have a working space on the table (if there aren’t enough tables, you can check the Panorama studio).
  3. Set up and clean white board.
  4. Set up TV screen for presentation (Google Drive link for presentation: ), and connect to laptop #7.

a. Move the TV screen on the right hand side of the blackboard.


Sculpting textile set up -

b. Connect the power cable to the extension cord in the space under the black board.

Sculpting Textile set up -

c. The correct cables should be hanging from behind the TV: HDMI/HDMI cable & HDMI/mini displayport adapter. (If not behind the TV, they can be found from the storage space behind the sliding glass doors next to the Office).
d. Connect the HDMI cable to HDMI port 4 behind the TV.

Sculpting textile set up -

e. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the mini displayport adapter.
f. Connect the adapter to the mini displayport of the laptop.

Sculpting Textile set up -

g. On the bottom right corner of the TV screen press “SOURCE” to get to HDMI4 mode. Now you should be able share the laptop screen on the TV.

Sculpting Textile set up -



During the workshop

  • Welcome participants and scan tickets.
  • Help where needed.
  • Take a photo of the workshop. This can be, for example, an overview photo, a photo of the product, or a photo of the participants. When taking photos of participants, remember to ask for permission.


Timeline of the workshop



3 days before

Check the Sculpting Textiles storage box in the Clean Lab, and let Margherita know via email what is already in the box, so that she can bring the rest of the materials.

On the Friday before

Print handouts, set up space, set up TV screen, bring in all the materials that we provide


Preparation start


Start of the workshop & introduction


First techniques traditional manipulation


Second technique


Third technique


Bioplastic making and Q&A


End of the workshop

After the workshop

Cleaning up and restoring the space to its standard set-up. If you are not present during the workshop, clean up on the Monday after the workshop.