IFA AGM, FELLETIN, 14th – 17th April, 2021
The IFA AGM 2021 will be part of the programme at the 7th EUROPEAN FELT DAYS – 16th to 18th April 2021 at Felletin / Creuse/ FRANCE
The IFA committee is very happy that the main organisers of the EUROPEAN FELT DAYS, Felletin Patrimoine Environnement and LAINAMAC, have agreed to host the IFA AGM. They have compiled the following information. A more detailed AGM programme will follow at a later date.
LAINAMAC has the honour of organising for the IFA members a selection of 2 workshops from a choice of 8 led by French and international feltmakers and craftswomen and artists recognised in their fields. The workshops will focus on 2 topics: the knowledge and exploration of the wool fibres for the felting process and the experimentation of felt techniques: stability, fluidity, effects and textures for clothing and wall decoration with wet or needle felt, by hand or machine. As part of the European Felt Days, 4-day Masterclasses will also be programmed for those who wish to extend their felt expertise alongside internationally renowned feltmakers.
Felletin is considered to be the cradle of the low-heddle tapestry, classified as intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO since 2009.That is why the city is a reference in textiles activities. Felletin is also a city of builders with a homogeneous and well-preserved heritage, shaped for centuries by its inhabitants.
That is why, since 2009, our association Felletin Patrimoine Environnement has tried to promote this peculiar woollen know-how: FELT.
From the first event, European feltmakers amaze us with the endless possibilities of felt-making and we are so glad to follow them through the evolution of their technical and creative process.
So it’s not a mystery if some say that felt was born here at Felletin / Felt In. From the “Cradle of Tapestry” to “International Capital of Felt” is only one step!
From 16th to 18th April, 2021, the seventh edition of the European Felt Days will take place at Felletin, Creuse in the French countryside. This event will be the dedicated place for inventive, inspired, and poetic discoveries.
The programme of this event:
• Exhibition “Dress up space” in a Gothic church
• Felt Walk “Felt’in show”
• Creator’s and Fibre’s show
• Workshops by LAINAMAC the Wool Training Center of Felletin
• Guided visits of textiles companies and tapestry museum of Aubusson
Association Felletin Patrimoine Environnement
For more information about Felletin, please follow this link.