filzfun: Issue 50
It is time to celebrate: This spring issue is the 50th issue since the very first FUN. Scope, layout, and even the name changed over the years – but the filzfun is still a unique magazine in the German speaking regions that exclusively covers all the facets of felt making.
The fascination for the versatile material speaks from all pages of the issue. The cover is graced by a sculptural object made by the Canadian felt artist Jennifer Tsuchida, who loves Nuno felting and who has lost her heart to designing figures with plastic shapes.
As one of the few men in the felters’ scene, Alexander Pilin has made a name of himself as a master of his trade. His sense for originality and technical qualities turn his high-fashion designs into real artwork.
Margarete Warth experienced the development of the modern felters movement in Europe almost from the beginning. Her artistic approach is reduced, her working is versatile, and she is still today very much connected to the material felt and its possibilities.
Inga Miliauskaite is at home in Lithuania. With a very unique signature she creates creatures, which seem to have fallen out of a certain time, in order to touch humans hearts.
Karoliina Arvilommi and Roderick Welch are from Finland. They developed their own production of thick, strong felt with round edges, harmonic colors and decorative patterns.
Really colorful are the wearable artworks by Ulrieke Benner, who also knows the healing power of colors and uses them knowingly.
Felt, as far as the eye can see: At the Filzwelt felto (Feltworld) – Filzwelt in Soltau, which opened its doors in 2015, visitors can experience felt with all their senses in an interactive exhibition.
How wonderfully diverse and creative felt is represented in the fashion world, show the reports on the