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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Christine May Pettet

Artwork 1: Hubble   5053 

This oversized cloche hat was inspired by the stunning images transmitted by the Hubble space telescope. The colours and patterns are like looking into a cosmic kaleidoscope. 

 

Materials and Techniques

Wet felting, Merino fibre, Corridale fibre, Margalian silk, acid dye.

 

Artwork 2: Firecracker 

This hat was influenced by the kaleidoscope of colours and movement in a firework display. 

 

Materials and Techniques. 

Wet felting and needle felting, Merino fibre, Viscose fiber, Teesdale and Wensleydale locks

 

Artwork 3: KomoRebi./Treelight  

KomoRebi is the Japanese way to describe sunlight through trees or tree light. The colours in this hat were influenced whilst walking through a shady woodland. The way the rays of sunlight danced through the leaves. Glimpsing the bright Kaleidoscopic patterns and colours of the springtime fields in the distance. 

 

Materials and Techniques

Wet felting, Merino fibre, acid dye.

 

 

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