filzfun: Issue 66 spring 2020
When the first spring flowers open their blossoms and the days grow longer again it’s the ideal time for a new, noble Nunofelt scarf. In the spring filzfun we depict the making of an extravagant model with a mottled pattern and fringes in richly detailed and illustrated step-by-step instructions by Jenny Hill. The designer creates and felts exclusive felt fashion. She passes on her skills and knowledge in her new book Artisan Felting .
That felt is also highly suitable for sculpting projects is demonstrated by Mascha Schreiber in her instructions for a relief bowl with a bird and branches decoration which is effectively enhanced by metallic wax.
Lots of impressive textile art objects were on show during many exhibits and events in Europe and the US in the past months, e.g. on the Textil-Biennale in Madrid, the Viennese Filzfestwoche and the Tapestry-Triennial in Lodz, but also at the Textile Art Berlin, where Sabine Reichert-Kassube and Yvonne Zoberbier showed their communal project Stille Wasser (Quiet Waters); or at the Kunstverein Weiden that set the stage for felt art by Barbara Eichhorn, Maria Weber and Barbara Westerath.
Textile artist Yvonne le Mare and the photographer Melissa Peakman are much taken by the long curls of the Teeswater sheep. In their joint exhibit Teeswater Year – Farm, Fleece, Fashion they raise a deserved monument for old English sheep breeds in photos and seductive felt fashion.
The mysteries of a haunted world serve as an inspirational source for Koji und Kanae Goto in the making of their odd, excentric felt sculptures which they exhibit and market under the pseudonym Gotow. As unusual as their works are also their pets: The bearded dragon