Ann Baseden

Ann Baseden


Past Present and Future


Initial thoughts ran along the lines of the connecting stitches in garment construction, and the more obvious stitches connecting inserted lace and tapes.  A chance viewing of one of my husband’s photographs of the Scissor Arch holding up the tower in Wells Cathedral brought my attention to connections with the past and the future; and the design of the piece was based on that photograph, incorporating the initial idea of reconnection by insertion stitches.  The whimsical mask was added to bring a little humour to the piece – the shape of an arch which could be seen in the distance in the photograph made me think of the masks we have to wear at the moment.

Materials and Techniques.
Pre-felted merino tops, metal mesh fabric, hand-dyed black/grey silk yarn, various goldwork yarns. 
Width…12.5 cm        Length…25 cm         Depth…3cm


Kaleidoscope | Online Exhibition 2020
Welcome to the first 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.

The exhibition is a positive outcome of COVID 19 and many of the works have been created by the artists at home during the global lockdown.

The theme of Kaleidoscope was chosen as it can be interpreted in an endless number of ways, through colour, texture, shape and form, as our members have shown us with their unique styles and creative interpretations.

To view each artist, please click on the image below and you will be taken to the artist’s page. There are 58 artists to see so please scroll along at the bottom of this page to see them all.

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