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Felt connects people over countries and continents, a fact that becomes obvious again in the filzfun spring issue. We report on Stephanie Metz‘s Californian project InTouch, on the Textile-Biennial in Madrid, the Viennese Filzfestwoche and the Tapestry-Triennial in Lodz. As artists portraits we are pleased to introduce the Japanese couple Koji and Kanae Goto, the British feltmaker Yvonne le Mare and the American-Canadian designer Jenny Hill vor. Of course we direct your attention also to exhibitions by artists from German-speaking areas: Stille Wasser
(Quiet Waters) by Sabine Reichert-Kassube and Yvonne Zoberbier at the Textile Art Berlin, Gefilztes (Felted Things) by Meike Raßbach in Berlin as well as In Hülle und Fülle (A Great Wealth) by Barbara Eichhorn, Maria Weber and Barbara Westerath. As a special highlight we would like to share two step-by-step instructions: one for a mottled scarf with fringes by Jenny Hill, the other for a decorative relief bowl by Mascha Schreiber. → more
This filzfun issue shows itself in full winter mode: Inga Dünkelberg-Niemann serves a plateful of felted Christmas cookies, the cute micefolks made by Beate Felten-Leidel celebrate an opulent Christmas in their picturesque small town and Sara Sagevik from Norway tells us about her wedding, showing a bridal attire worthy of the Snow Queen. Sandra Struck-Germann made quite a reputation for herself with her black-and-white and colorful felt portraits, but she also creates bewitching felted puppets. How to make a very simple ball puppet that even children can manage is described in this issue. Moreover we would like to present the textile artist Karen Betty Tobias and her
objects and we learn how Gabriele Hoffmann has re-arranged her life and has found a new zest for life through feltmaking. She shares instructions to felt a spacious and sturdy shopping bag with the filzfun readers. Photos and reports of exhibits that created a lot of attention offer additional inspiration: a work show of the internationally renowned artist Maria Friese, the results of the CraftArtFusion-Project „Wir WOLLEn Papier" by the Austrian artists’ collective wollmodus and the final pieces of the Fit-in-Filz graduates of the Filzschule Oberrot. → more
For 40 years Mari Nagy und István Vidák have been committed to work for the re-discovery of feltmaking in Western Europe. The couple celebrated this anniversary with a big show in Budapest, about which we report in detail in this issue. A choice of other exhibits have raised public awareness of felt art: We are pleased to show images of a show held on the island of Rügen, in Gladbeck, in Switzerland, in Belgium and in the Austrian region Wachau. Our portrait series deals with three entirely different artists: Susanne Schächter-Heil, the chair of the German Filz Netzwek (Felt Network) and a tireless ambassador in felt matters, and Annie Veldkamp from
The Netherlands. Veltkamp’s spectacular felted wall coverings are not only classy to look at but sound-insulating as well. The third fabulous artist is Bahari from Turkey who designs fabrics, felt, leather and pottery in the Ecoprint technique. Let’s not forget the practical side: Margit Röhm shows how stencils can be enlarged true to scale, and Beate Bossert instructs our readers how merrily whirling wind chimes are made. → more
A beach beauty by Tanja Kahl graces the cover of the summer filzfun issue: The Fat Ladies, posing pertly in a bikini or bathing suit are the trademark of the artist from the Odenwald. Kristy Kun makes opulent blossoms out of needle-felted rolls and shares a glimpse into her technique with us. During the »Filzen an der Grenze (Felting at the Border)« event in Bad Schandau, about a hundred feltmakers met in order to work creatively together and to bring new projects under way in the Filz-Netzwerk. The filzfun was present and reports on
the pre-courses and the event in general. And because her HatCap became a big success there, Annemie Koenen tells us in a step-by-step method how to felt this attractive and comfy headgear for every season. Ina Jeromin experimented with Soluvlies for making felted paintings and passes on what she found out. → more
Intricate structures and und eccentric costumes made by Marjolein Dallinga, heart-warming hand- and finger puppets by Katharina Thierer and worlds en miniature in a cup format as well as sturdy baskets and vessels by Maike Leja Breitlauch: The portraits of the
felt artists in the spring issue of the filzfun once more demonstrate the mind-boggling range of creative possibilities that felt offers. → more
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