filzfun: Issue 47
The summer issue of the filzfun is filled with many beautiful, extraordinary and fascinating things of the world of felt making. Accompany us on a walk through studios of unbelievable creative felt artists, look forward to exhibitions worth seeing, and read about exciting workshops and classes.
A colorful felt object by the Swiss artist Violette Amendola that one can also wear as a bracelet is on the cover of the magazine. Structures play a big role in Violette’s creations, she gets inspired by fruit and seed capsules. To her felting is an attempt to give thoughts and life topics a shape and form with wool.
Jeanette Sendler wows us over and over again with her unconventional and imaginative hat creations. Models of her Scottish home inspire her, like the typical blue bonnet and the Scottish shape and color palette.
Tiara Mana’s dresses look like they have caught the easiness and freshness of summer. She does not follow the fashion trends, but her inner inspiration. It is her aim to help women find their inner and outer beauty.
Wearable art is also made by Jenny Hill, she is American and a self-taught artist. She started felt making only three years ago but nevertheless her unique show her capricious and esthetic signature. Her creations reflect optimism and the passion that Jenny has for her work.
Headstrong and punchy – that is how one could describe the felt art by Claudy Jongstra. She has specialized in textile installations and textile wall designs and she works with well-respected architecture firms worldwide. She likes to design humane rooms with the beauty of former textile materials.
Looking at esthetic and human criteria is not common in the fashion industry yet. The successful label “Rita in Palma” from Berlin sets new standards and causes for sensation with its vanguard crochet couture. Muslim women, who learned the old cultural techniques in their home countries, crochet for the label – the label focuses on integration and intercultural exchange within its work.
Fashion designer Johanna Riplinger thinks that fashion is only worth wearing if it is stylish, high in quality and sustainable.