Felting

Feltmaking artists have a fascinating and distinct process. Here we set out to learn what makes felt artwork unique in the eyes of its creators and discover the versatility of this fabric; textile artists we chat to make a whole range of work, from the traditional to highly modern 3d felt artwork.

8 months ago

Noëlle Cuppens: The language of the line

Noëlle Cuppens: The language of the line
Noëlle Cup­pens is a ver­sa­tile artist who makes the ar­tic­u­la­tion of line the essence of her art. Her work is based on photographs she takes of chance encounters, disruptive situations or just scenes from everyday life. In addition, she collects texts, ...
8 months ago

Gladys Paulus: The tactile nature of felt

Gladys Paulus: The tactile nature of felt
Originally from the Netherlands, Gladys Paulus studied Fine Art in painting before moving to the UK in 1995. In 2005 she first tried her hand at feltmaking after a chance encounter with a sheep farmer and some freshly shorn sheep. She instantly fell in love with th ...
2 years ago

Fiona Rainford: Playing the long game

Fiona Rainford: Playing the long game
Fiona Rainford is a mixed media textile artist using a variety of techniques, the choice of which depends on the concept and the context in which she is working. Her work is often inspired by the natural world and natural processes related to the passage of time an ...
2 years ago

Marty Jonas interview: Embellishing altered textiles

Marty Jonas interview: Embellishing altered textiles
Some might say that Marty Jonas was destined for textile arts at a young age. Her mother taught her to knit, crochet and sew, while her father taught her to hammer, saw and drill. In other words, she always kept her hands busy, and always applied her forces to crea ...
2 years ago

Janice Arnold interview: The origins of Felt

Janice Arnold interview: The origins of Felt
Janice Arnold spends her time passionately pursuing a deeper understanding of Felt. Having spend a significant amount of time in Asia learning Felt from a high tech and industrial perspective, her current work projects an aura of sensibility. Although a successful ...
2 years ago

Maria Boyle interview: A love of colour

Maria Boyle interview: A love of colour
Maria Boyle holds a BA in design crafts from De Montfort University, and has been the Artist in Residence at Banbury and Bicester College since September 2014. She was awarded Licentiate by the Society of Designer Craftsmen in 2014, and was selected for their winte ...
3 years ago

Yoh Nye Sakurai: The phenomenon of kawaii

Yoh Nye Sakurai: The phenomenon of kawaii
After moving to the Isle of Wight, Yoh Nye Sakurai became inspired by the British countryside. He creates miniature 3 dimensional objects using wool felts, cotton embroidery threads and aida fabric. Originally from Japan, Yoh studied design at the Osaka University ...
3 years ago

52 + Much More from Fiber Artist, Ellen Schiffman

52 + Much More from Fiber Artist, Ellen Schiffman
Written by: Nancy Moore Ellen Schiffman has shown her award-winning work widely in local and national galleries. She creates wearables as well as art pieces for the wall.  The “52 Box Project,” a year-long project in which she filled a 9”x 9” box each wee ...
3 years ago

5 urban textile artists

5 urban textile artists
A growing trend for urban textile art is now being recognised as a worldwide international craft movement. Temporary in its nature this art form makes a statement that goes beyond being just decorative, reclaiming and personalising sterile public spaces. Bringing t ...

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