Felt swap International Feltmakers Association

Felt Connects | Let's Swap

For the past 2 years, our Vice Chair, Henny van Tussenbroek, has organised a felt swap for our members. Above, you can see one or two images from our first swap in 2020…for more, have a look at our Blog. In 2021, the project started to really take off, as you can see below…

Here’s one we made earlier…

In the swap of 2021, we asked for pieces of felt related to the theme “Weave”. More than 100 IFA feltmakers from all over the world sent and received a wonderful array of felt pieces. Here is a selection of those pieces.

Felt Swap 2022 | Theme: Structure

Now it’s time to start thinking about the third one and join in the fun. How can you get involved? Well, this is how it works:

Commitment

When you join the swap, you commit to make, with care and attention, a piece of felt and send it in the month agreed upon beforehand. Whether experienced or less experienced, every IFA feltmaker can join in.

The felt

For practical reasons, we keep the minimum size of the felt to A-5 size. (5.8 x 8.3 inches or 14.8 x 21 centimeters) Should you, however, want to make a bigger piece of felt, you are free to do so. Some like to make a small piece of felt, others like to work bigger. We swap just for fun and you are free to make whatever you want…as long as you do not expect the other swapper to make and send something large as well. The A-5 size is the minimum size and the felt needs to relate to the theme.

Theme

The theme for this year’s swap is Structure. Feel free to interpret it any way you like. You can make many different structures in felt, using one or more colours together.

Join

We need your permission to send your name, e-mail address and home address to the feltmaker you swap with. Should you not be able to send your felt in time, you need to contact your swap-partner. Henny is organizing this swap, but cannot take responsibility for people not sending their felt in the month agreed upon.
So basically, make a piece of felt, according to the theme. Send it to your swap partner and you will receive a piece of felt from the person you swap with.
If you would like to join in, please email Henny, our Vice Chair before 1 August 2022. The actual swapping will take place later this year.