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Hats are a classical application field of feltmaking, yet hat does not equal hat: Kinga Huszti creates real works of art out of different kinds of wool, for example our cover model of our filzfun winter issue. You will find detailed and richly illustrated portraits of the Hungarian feltmaker and her works as well as of Elisabeth Paul, who combines felt and photography in a unique manner. Another portrait introduces the felt and fashion designer Iveta Hruscova from. Stephanie Metz is staging an unusual exhibit in California: Her huge felt installations can, should even be experienced haptically.
Susanne Schächter-Heil shares a step-by-step instruction how to wet-felt a nativity scene complete with angels, shepherds and sheep. Apart from that, the winter issue offers a lot of news and interesting facts from the world of textile art and feltmaking: Event reports, exhibition gleanings, shows and courses, information about the Wallis Blacknose Sheep and its wool as well as a wealth of different interesting dates and schedules for all felt enthusiasts. → more
Magic and masks play an important part in the fall issue of the filzfun: We are pleased to present Kathrine J. Koprowski, a designer for witches‘ and wizards‘ hats. We report from the courses held by Gladys Paulus in Oberrot and Vienna, during which imaginative animal masks were made. We take you along to the most important events around felt and textile art: to a feltmakers‘ meeting in the border triangle,
to an international felting conference in Sweden, to the »Steampunk verfilzt« show in Buxtehude and the graduation exhibit of the felt academy in Belgium. Let yourself be inspired by such diverse artists as Gudrun Bartenberger-Geyer, Natali Shvets and Yvonne Zoberbier and discover over 200 courses, exhibitions, markets and trips in our enclosed schedule. → more
One has to look twice in order to realize that the lion on the cover of the filzfun summer issue is a felted sculpture made by Kiyoshi Mino, a master of the felt needle, whom we present in a portrait in this issue. In a step-for-step instruction for a life-like sculpture of a sparrow he tells us some tricks of his trade. Also we portray the German felt artist Gabriele Wehrmeyer, Gabi Bauer and Mari Nagy, who, together with her partner István Vidák has decisively contributed to the
The graphic, unadorned cover motif in springlike green shades was crafted by the Hungarian felt artist Anikó Boros. We are pleased to introduce the creator of this bag with felted-in pebbles in the spring issue of the filzfun, as well as the Austrian Doris Breuer who designs extravagant felt fashion and images from wool, and Anja Schrik from the Netherlands who shares with us one of her dyeing recipes with natural materials. Helga Steegborn gives step-
by-step instructions how a lovely little fox can be needle-felted. Moreover we bring many exciting news in the fields of felting and textile art, reports from the most important events and exhibitions as well as 200 dates for courses and workshops in our time schedule attachment. → more
A felt collar made by the Basque artist Kris Meraki is the cover of this year’s filzfun winter issue, in which we also would like to introduce other creative feltmakers: Nicole Maushake, who felts imaginative hunting trophies, Merja Markkula, who has turned artist after her career as a scientist, as well as Gabriele Bernards, who supports, amongst others, refugee children through her work. Additionally, you will hear from the most important exhibits
and events around the textile art scene, of interesting courses and the history of the Turkmen saddle blankets made from felt. Annette Quentin-Stoll gives instructions how to felt a sitting pad with a chessboard pattern, and Margit Röhm explains how a felted surface becomes smooth by singeing it. → more
The filzfun fall issue covers themes from the Allgäu to New Zealand: Kerstin Waizenegger explains how she makes comfy sitting furs from the raw wool of Allgäu sheep. At the other end of the world, Susan and Sabin Imhasly felt under their label Twinfelt. We are pleased to introduce you to Silke Sordyl’s enchanted world of trolls and report from important felting and textile art events here and abroad, amongst others from the Textile Art Berlin, of
Feltrosa in Nazzano at the Tiber and from the Journées Européennes du Feutre at Felletin. »Filzwalker« (»feltfuller«) Bruno Bujack writes about his work with the orbital sander, and Ricarda Aßmann met a wood turner in Hungary who makes fulling tools that are as beautiful as they are functional.→ more