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The exciting felt and textile projects we present in this issue show how a shared passion can be turned into something great: from a golden butterfly world to a networked felt installation. Our five featured felt artists offer plenty of inspiration: Australian Ririn Yaxley, Lydia Glonnegger, who lives in Lower Bavaria, Reena Curphey from Estonia and Keith Holkham and Tasha Hess from Canada. → more
Brightly-colored felted images, enchanting bracelets or stylish vessels – within this product range, felt artists like to combine feltmaking with decorative embroidery. The interdisciplinary artist Elena Kuki, for instance, uses hand and machine embroidery mainly as an ornament in accessories or clothing. → more
The felt art we present in this summer issue is as colorful and multifaceted as life itself. Tanja Gawin, a Melbourne artist, is well-known for her brightly colored, humorous objects – be it a flashy tea cozy, shining sculptures or gaudy shoulder bags. Inspired by Ireland’s rich nature, Astrid Tomrop-Hofmann mostly uses luscious colors as well. → more
Meditative, relaxing, balancing – those who love to felt know about the positive effects of felt making. In the spring issue we portray the Canadian felter Mark Bevan. The craft helped him through a difficult phase of his life. The artist Constanze Habringer-Krög talks about how she final-ly found her personal style. Charity van der Meer-Musoma, born in Zambia, presents a veritable feast of technical techniques with her wearable art. The artist Maria Friese was invited to show her dreamlike costume at the “World of Wearable Art Show” 2022 in New Zealand. → more
In the filzfun winter issue we portray the Cyprus-bound artist Natalya Brashovetska, originally from the Ukraine. Her new collection „Victory&Victory“, where she combines different materials and techniques, is dedicated to the brave Ukrainian women. In a short basic instruction she explains how metallic fibers make for fine highlights in felts. Also the artist Ilona Riehle, who spe-cializes in 3-D objects would like to nudge you with her detailed tutorial to make your own ambi-tious 3-D honeycomb vase. → more
From felt in textile art to felt costumes at a horse show to a felt shoe for the injured hoof of a donkey, the spectrum of topics in the fall issue of filzfun ranges. We present a portrait of three felt artists and craftswomen: Bella McBride from Canada and Hendrijke Kühnapfel from the Allgäu region have brought it to perfection in handling the felting needle and create impressive animal sculptures - each in her very own handwriting. Austrian Claudia Wirtitsch specializes in street shoes made of felt and leather. Several creative women have taken up the felting network's exciting challenge of felting green projects without using green wool. We report on their experiences and show the results of their experiments. → more