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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Ann Ross

Artwork 1: Panel – Colours of Scotland

My life is a Kaleidoscope! The ever-changing colour palette of the land, the moods of the mountains, the diverse range of changing colours of the plants. Collecting plants, extracting dye and achieving the very colours of the Scottish landscape from which they came. It’s magical!

 

Materials and Techniques

Scottish Plant Dyed Merino on silk including Bog Myrtle, Lungwort, Usnea Ochrolechia, Mint, Alder, Heather. Wet felted and overstitched.

 

Artwork 2: Shafts of Light

Through my research and experimenting and extracting colour at different times of the year, I achieve the ever-changing colours of the landscape just like a kaleidoscope

 

Materials and Techniques

Scottish Plant Dyes including Bog Myrtle, Stags Horn lichen, Mint, Ochrolechia Lungwort, Heather, Merino wool various yarns needled and wet felted.

 

Artwork 3 Title: From the Land to the Cloth

The colours of the heathers, brackens, lochs and the misty mountains not always bright like the Kaleidoscope, but ever-changing with the seasons.

 

Materials and Techniques

Plant dyes, Merino wool, various yarns, silk needled and wet felted. 

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