verFilzt Und zugeNäht: Issue 43
The Summer Issue offers a colorful range of exciting information, refreshing ideas, and beautiful, admirable creations from the felters scene. Transfers into the equally exciting world of textile art prove how versatile and fruitful an exchange can be like between the two. The cover is graced by a fantastic reversible vest made by Ariane Mariane Sroka. Ariane is a felt artist with a very unique and playful signature, she unifies art and function and transfers happiness and a good mood with her creations.
Artful surfaces and perfect shapes of tridimensional vessels are the creations by Maria Friese. By the way, there are many points of contact between Ariane and Maria: Both live in France, both developed their personality and broadened their horizons with felting.
The reduced shape language by Gudrun Bartenberger-Geyer is the hallmark of her creations. She designs garments that are being transformed by the wearer; with each movement the shape changes.
Chrissie Day loves colors and textures, the embroidery and felt artist experiments with dyeing and print techniques and she prefers to work with the wool of the sheep that live next door.
Marianne Wurst loves to experiment also, she is fascinated by the options of the material wool. Even after 30 years of working with textile art she is still amazed by the results of her creative processes.
Archaic symbols and ornaments are common in the designs of Mechtildis Köder. It is not only a decorative aspect for her; she implements the knowledge and meaning of these very old symbols into her works.
At Werenzhain artists of different arts find a place of inspiration and room for development. A landmarked farmstead became a temporary studio and in the summer times it became a place of fascinating encounters at the felt symposium of several weeks.