filzfun: Issue 67 summer 2020
Felting and celebrating together, personal encounters, exchanges of experiences, workshops and a performance exhibit: The filzfun summer issue looks back upon the felt encounter of the Filz-Netzwerk in the Roggenburg monastery, themed »Masquerade«. Shortly afterwards this motto seemed almost prophetic when the Corona crisis called for a general protection of the public by wearing face masks.
When courses, shows and markets were cancelled for months in advance, the pandemic inspired many felt artists to make objects around the subject. We present a choice of wool viruses and Corona hunters in this issue.
In the portraits we present three artists who could not be more different, despite their shared favorite material, felt. Beate Bossert, the co-founder of this magazine, has tried out many handicraft techniques and ways of expression during her 30 year-long »felt path« – from gnomes and dwarves, true-to-life depictions of fruit and sweetmeats to delicate nuno shawls and art objects for exhibitions. Fully dedicated to fashion is Diana Nagorna, who not only designs exquisite garments and accessories, but also plays them to the gallery in her skilful photography. Yaroslava Troynich‘s ravishing hand- and finger puppets – from sheep to duckbill, from fox to frog – cheer up the young as well as the old and are also used in certain therapies.
The renowned Saxon felt artist and author Annette Quentin-Stoll has shown, together with her husband, the photographer Robert Quentin and the Luxembourgeois artist Carine Mertes how well sophisticated photography and multi-faceted felt art can harmonize in a