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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Jan Hoyle

 

I created a series of three pieces based around the word ‘Kaleidoscope’ and inspired by the landscape around me. The pieces are not meant to be shown together. They are separate works in their own right but the inspiration for each was the same. 

 

The landscape around me is a kaleidoscope of changing colours and beautiful forms. This landscape, like a kaleidoscope, is changing constantly. A kaleidoscope can symbolise an escape from difficult times. I embraced this project as a means to move into a world of brightness and positivity by changing and mixing the landscape forms around me and exaggerating the colours as an antithesis of what seemed to be very dark times. 

 

Artwork 1: Sweet Memories 

Materials and Techniques

Merino wool,  fabric, silk and synthetic fibres.  Wet felted and stitched.

 

Artwork 2: Undulating Radiance 

Materials and Techniques.

Merino wool, fabric, silk, threads and stitching 

 

Artwork 3: Joyous Equanimity

Materials and techniques

Merino wool, silk and synthetic fibres. Wet felted and stitched.

 

 

 

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