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filzfun: Issue 44
autumn 2014

published on: 26th August of 2014

Colorful, exciting, creative and always amazing that’s how the felters world represents itself in this autumn issue of the FUN. It includes great fashion, «animalistic» objects and masks, subtle accessories, and touching art works made by artists from all over the world. Sustainable fashion can be glamorous is one topic, as well as a premium hiking trail with unique felt art.

Exhibition reports, events and workshop insights show how versatile felting is and inspire to new ideas. Set oution the trail of the Kurdish felt vests Ferendji and a look over the shoulder of teens that found felt to be a medium of their very own personality development. An exciting surface technique, the working on felt craters, inspires to start creating for yourself and completes this issue alongside many more exciting articles.

verFilzt Und zugeNäht: Issue 43
Summer 2014

published on: 27th May of 2014

The Summer Issue of the FUN 2014 is filled with exciting insights into the diverse world of felt and textile design. The creations by amazing artists prove once again the magic that lies within wool fibers and they show us how different and unique each creation made of wool can be.
The FUN reports about exhibitions, workshops, or individual projects, and also offers a variety on inspiration for our reader´s own creative times.
There is a ‘how to’ take great photos of your objects tutorial included, as well as the beautiful transmittals in our Readers Gallery.
We take you on a journey to a great cross-over-project that brought together artists from many different textile crafts, we travel to a felt workshop in South Africa and we stop on our way to get to know the important facts of very important sheep breeds at a Production Animal Ark.
A tutorial for the creative making and baking (!) of Apricot Tartlets and many more interesting articles complete the Summer Issue.

verFilzt Und zugeNäht: Issue 42
Spring 2014

published on: 04th March of 2014

The spring issue of the FUN 2014 is full of exciting insights into artist´s studios. They felt, sew with recycled fabrics and yarn, and this time we read a lot about embroidery too. The results are different and new each time. The colorful variety that develops inspires the own creative processes.
You can read also how students use wool for their innovative felt designs and you can read about the presentations of unconventional felt fashion on runways of Germany and Canada. Other topics cover the fact that felt making is good for our souls and can support us in difficult times, as well as an insight into conducting creative workshops.
The spring issue is completed with reports from exhibitions and workshops, book reviews and an instruction for a cheeky felt animal.

verFilzt Und zugeNäht: Issue 41
Winter 2013

published on: 03rd December of 2013

The winter issue 2013 reports of great events, exhibition and workshops. Sculptures, wall hangings and fashion are being made in studios all over the world. The production of beautiful felt with individual signatures, the philosophy of each artist, shows the possibilities of wool and felt. This issue shows you the soul of felt making and the option to use felt making as part of therapy. The portraits of great artists in this winter issue display free embroidery in combination with felt, that is fashionable and modern. The link between Nuno felt, beads, sequins, embroidery, and beautiful colors offer a range of articles that suit all likings of our readers. Get inspired by this new issue and read also about the possibility to have a flock of sheep in the city that works in conservation of the landscape.

verFilzt Und zugeNäht: Issue 40
Autumn 2013

published on: 03rd September of 2013

In this autumn issue of the FUN 2013 we meet artists with their very own signature: Felting combined with tattoo art, child memories that come to life again in felt art, or felting with wool from your own flock of sheep - this is only one part of the artist portraits of this issue. Community projects like »Filzfieber« or the art trail are really great and are a source of inspiration for others. Everyone talks about upcycling now.We get to introduce two artists to you that live the sustainability idea through and through. We also have to great instruction manuals for you: pleating of felt and the use of »silk hankies« for a great new way of surface design. Exhibitions, reports of workshops and more will be a great source of inspiration for your own productive and creative hours during this fall.

verFilzt Und zugeNäht: Issue 39
Summer 2013

published on: 04th June of 2013

The summer issue of the FUN 2013 looks behind the scenes of several artist studios. In all of them they felt but each time with different approaches, techniques, preferences and results. Some like to plan ahead others like to experiment and enjoy the effect of surprises. In summer felt making can contribute to a nice atmosphere: a self made water lily bowl will decorate your home or backyard. You will read about how fascinating and complex one can study textiles at University Osnabrück or University Paderborn in Germany. New tips and tricks for your own working space as well as inspirations from exhibitions, from national or international workshops and from other events give you an insight into the felters scene.

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