ReConnect | Online Exhibition 2021
Welcome to the second online exhibition of the International Feltmakers Association.

This selected exhibition is made up of an eclectic mix of work by IFA members selected by a panel of judges who are experts in their respective felt specialisms.

Many of the works have been created by the artists at home during the global lockdown but the theme of the exhibition looks towards a future in which we will all reconnect with loved ones, nature, and our existing way of life.

The exhibition includes work from members of the IFA from all over the world. Artists from; Australia, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Estonia, USA, Germany, Turkey and the UK have been selected to show work in the show.

To view each artist, please click on the image below and you will be taken to the artist’s page. There are 75 artists to see so please click along all 3 pages at the bottom to see them all.

Some artists also have links to their social media and websites so that you can view more of the work  or get in touch with them.

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Andrea Diggle

Artwork 1:  Reflections on the Canal

Inspired by the colours and reflections during a walk along the local canal. The aim was to capture the kaleidoscope of reflective colours produced by the sun’s rays on the movement of the water.

 

Materials and Techniques

Wet felted, hand-stiched, Merino wool, Corriedale wool, vegetable fibres: bamboo and flax.

 

Artwork 2: Fragmented Reflections

A kaleidoscope of shapes, lines and colour inspired by reflections on The Lancaster Canal. Focusing on the reflections of intertwining tree branches, the geometry of man-made canal architecture and the fluidity of the water.

 

Materials and Techniques

Wet felted, hand-dyed Corriedale fibres, a range of yarns and silk fibres.

 

Artwork 3: Ripples

A kaleidoscope of colour and movement created by algae and ripples in The Lancaster Canal. The aim was to create rich colour contrasts to portray the surface texture of the canal and the movement of the rippling water.

 

Materials and Techniques

Wet-felted, needle felting, hand stitching, Bergchaf and Corriedale fibres, cotton scrim,silk fibres and hand-made silk papers

 

Click on each image below to enlarge the artwork.