Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Felt United 2011

Who:  Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear of Wildwoman Creations Art and Craft Gallery created "Buried Treasure" a combination wearable art scarf and when not worn reversible wall hanging for Felt United which is celebrated on October 1 each year.  This is Rosie's third year participating.  The worldwide submissions are displayed in an online gallery at www.feltunited.com.  It is truly a visual celebration of the magic of raw wool and what can be achieved through surface manipulation...

FeltUnited - 3rd International Day of Felt
October 1st, 2011
Felt - intertwined, bound together, forever as one - United

This years colour scheme: Red-Purple-Blue

A not for profit group of artists with a vast ranging network reaching artists across the planet through diverse associations, groups and guilds.

Our goal is to connect feltmakers around the globe to raise awareness of FELT as a both a craft and an artform.

Felt is man’s oldest known textile. Natural animal fibres combined with a wet environment and agitation are all one needs to produce a non-woven fabric that can withstand the tests of time. It’s uses are endless... from purely utilitarian to utterly whimsical.

Many feltmakers around the globe are geographically  disconnected from their peers,  there is a diversity of lifestyle with some living on farms producing their own fibre, while others live in cities relying on major producers for their supplies. The one tie that binds us is that we make felt, in all shapes and forms, everything from sturdy carpets to ethereal scarves. The world wide web provides us with a connection that brings us together. It is time for the inevitable next step. A project that unites us in more than a virtual world.

Why so many pictures?  It's called bonding with the creation......

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