filzfun: Issue 44
We start with a new title of the magazine into the autumn time: Our magazine is known as the «filzfun» for a long time now. Reason enough to change the title and the appearance of the cover. The content has not changed, like usual we offer a colorful variety of exciting encounters and inspiring ideas of the ever astonishing and creative felters world.
The cover represents a felted ensemble made by felt artist Gladys Paulus. Gladys has caused for some attention with her animal masks, she deals with the topic humans in society within her creations and she wants to remind with the masks that they represent an important communication medium in many cultures.
In a very different way the veterinarian Miriam Stark has focused on the topic «animals». She never approved of padded hunter’s trophies. Instead she felts anatomical correct animal heads that should be used as wall decorations and should decrease the number of animals that are being hunted for trophy reasons.
Half animal, half human: The felted sculptures by Stefanie Ehrenfried picture creatures that look strange and weirdly familiar at the same time. The artist manages to display the personhood in her creations impressively; she incorporates the mysteriousness of our mundane existence.
The Dutch textile artist Katrien Perquy loves the healing qualities of wool. She draws lots of energy from nature and tries to uncover the hidden powers of her objects. She likes to combine self-dyed wool with natural materials or self-made bobbin lace.
The Canadian Fiona Duthie is a true whirlwind when it comes to felt art. When she turned 18 years old she opened her first shop and today she stands with both feet firmly in the felt world. Not only is she the curator of felt::feutre, she curates and equips exhibitions, develops online-workshops and makes impressive felt clothes with surprising surface designs.