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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Silke Koch

The word “kaleidoscope” is of Greek origin and means “see beautiful forms”. I created this fish series during self-quarantine in the Corona crisis in March and April 2020. It shows beautiful forms and colours and represents my kaleidoscope at that time of the year

 

Artwork 1: Fish 1: Travel Bug 
Inspired and instructed by Galina Titova and her online course, I took the chance to express some of my feelings and moods in these fish. 

“Fish 1: travel bug” seems to be living in a distant land which is unreachable at that moment. Nearly all my travel plans fell apart. 

Materials and Techniques: 
Wet felted, fine Merino wool, silk fibres  

 

Artwork 2: Fish 2: Big Heart
Inspired and instructed by Galina Titova and her online course.

I took the chance to express some of my feelings and moods in these fish. “Fish 2: Big Heart” proved to be a real challenge with her 40cm length. The dolour gradient, the gills with silk fibres and some orange silk scales as well, it was a fantastic distraction. She’s a happy fish putting me in good mood that radiates love, warmth and a big heart.

 

Materials and Techniques: 
Wet felted, fine Merino wool, silk fibres  

 

Artwork 3: Fish 3: Puffy Puffer
Inspired and instructed by Galina Titova and her online course.

I took the chance to express some of my feelings and moods in these fish. “Fish 3: Puffy Puffer” turned out to become a round fish, a puffer, and is about 30 cm long. His home is a warm tropical sea in the Caribbean, he told me.  

 

Materials and Techniques: 
Wet felted with a template using fine merino wool, silk fibres and wool neps 

 

 

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