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Ingenious corsages, expressive coats and delicate scarves by Natalia Ostrovskaya in felt: We portray the Moscovite artist. In further portraits please meet Brigitte Funk, Joke van Zinderen and Trudi Janker, one of the oldest active feltmakers in Germany. Detailed step-by-step instructions show the felting of a scarf in viscose strip technique and a sculptural snail shell in Funk’s Double Resist Technique.
The Woolly Felters www.woollyfelters.com Roz Dace und Judy Balchin post photos in loving detail of the daily happenings of their felted mice community on Instagram and Facebook everyday. We are pleased to introduce the fun-loving sisters and their needle-felted images and figurines. The Hungarian-American artist Flóra Carlile-Kovács www.florafelts.com is much taken by the endless opportunities of the medium felt which she sets out to fathom in her work, and the German felt artist Ina Birke www.filzgewandt.de sets great store by perfect technique and quality. Anke Jacobi-Culemann www.wollenaturfarben.de describes in detail how the sun’s power can be
used to dye fibers and fabrics. In a step-by step instruction Dina Elmani-Zanka www.filzreich.at shows us how to make her funny crayon monsters, an ideal present or accessory for a kid’s school bag. Because in Corona times no classes can be held like before many lecturers have resorted to offering online courses for the time being. Dagmar Binder www.textillabor.de and Susanne Schächter-Heil www.wollwerkerin.de tell us about their overall favorable experiences with digital teaching. → more
In this spring issue we present romantic felt fashion by Erika Graf, filigree sculptures by Molly Williams and minimalistically reduced felt art by Sabine Köhlert. The felto Filzwelt Soltau looks back on five years of successful project work, and the Austrian artists‘ collective wollmodus brought into being an aid project titled „Tor der Hoffnung" (Gate of Hope) that resulted in an impressive wall hanging made from dozens of felted squares. In her detailed instructions Carola Zeiger shows step-for-step
how the felted cover for a meditation cushion is made. Meike Raßbach reports on two interesting workshops held by Charlotte Sehmisch and Heidi Greb and we keep you informed about the first international feltmakers‘ meeting online with more than 260 participants worldwide, organized by Corinna Nitschmann. → more
Felt art and practical instructions are in focus of this filzfun-issue: We take you to the International Felt Art Exhibition of the Deutsche Filz-Netzwerks in Forchheim and to the show „see and notice" by Andrea Noeske-Porada in the Netherlands. In detail we portray Annette Quentin-Stoll from Gemany, the Japanese Sayaka Ono and Chris Armstrong – three artists, each with her and his own individual signature. And because due to the pandemic many opportunities to felt together in courses or workshops were cancelled, we
offer 4 instructions to work on at home: a noble reversible shawl in nuno felt technique by Elvira Altdorf, an enchanting pin cushion with a miniature landscape by Roz Dace and Judy Balchin from a new Needle Felt book, an extravagant little bag by Sayaka Ono and leads how to paint with water colors on felt by Ricarda Aßmann. → more
We are pleased to portray three felt art specialists whose work could not be more different in the summer issue of the filzfun: Beate Bossert, the co-founder of this magazine, who has been fathoming all possibilities regarding wool design for thirty years, Diana Nagorna, who makes exquisite felt fashion, and Yaroslava Troynich, whose enchanting animal hand puppets bewitch both the old and the young. We look back on the felt encounter of the German Filz-Netzwerk in the Roggenburg monastery, on the »Waasser« exhibit in Luxembourg and the Sheep Day in Wallis, an event that had to take
place without spectators for the first time due to the pandemic. Irene Reinhardt combines the ancient felting handicraft with modern technical equipment and und engraves texts onto felt by means of a laser cutter. And for all who want to felt their own personal dream house in the times of the Corona virus Delia Grimm shares a step-by-step instruction for tiny felted palaces of individual character. → more