filzfun: Issue 68 autumn 2020
You will get to know three artistic personalities from three continents in this filzfun issue: Annette Quentin-Stoll, one of the best-known German feltmakers and the author of several gallery books tells us about her life without homepage and TV, yet with a lot of quality features instead. Sayaka Ono from Japan makes astounding sculptures from white wool but also extravagant accessories. One of the latter, a small bag in spike design she shares as a simple step-by-step instruction with our readers. Chris Armstrong from the U.S., who needle-felts fetching and whimsical animal scenes that bring to mind again dear childhood books like The Wind in the Willows, has had a wholly different life before he turned feltmaker: He supported and counselled criminals on death row. An exciting biography indeed!
Many courses and workshops that had been scheduled over months fell victim to the Corona-Pandemic as well. Still the crisis bore many creative ideas, also in our field of interest, on which we report in our Corona special: We show felt art around the subject and take you to online courses and a shop window exhibit.
Also the organizers of the Internationale Felt Art Exhibit around the motto „(Dis-)Guise” of the German Filz-Netzwerks had to change their plans: The first date of the travelling show was cancelled, but then at least the exhibit with its 50 show pieces by 44 artists took place in the Pfalzmuseum Forchheim. We are pleased to show some section from it as well as from Andrea