Book Review: Felt Passion


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We are giving you a new chance to read this awesome column, by Zoe Williams.

I received a copy of the book Felt PassionOpens in a new tab. by Ellen Bakker and Ricarda Aßmann, which showcases the work of 95 contemporary felt artists, all from German-speaking countries. Despite spending a lot of time looking at felt artwork online, many of these artists were new to me. Each was given the opportunity to briefly explain their passion for felt as a medium, which I found to be a thoughtful and fitting addition to the real focus of the book: 750+ gorgeous photos that range from wearable art to sculpture and installation.

I’ve chosen a few of my favorites to share with you here – if you like these, then I definitely encourage you to visit textile-link.comOpens in a new tab. for more!

Violette Amendola

Violette AmendolaOpens in a new tab.

Marianne Puschner

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Martina Pfeffer-Kaiser

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Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser

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Susanne Ravasio-Müller

Susanne Ravasio-Müller

Stefanie Buss

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Sandra Struck-Germann

Sandra Struck-GermannOpens in a new tab.

by Ellen Bakker and Ricarda Aßmann

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As always, thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this month’s column, and don’t forget – I am always looking for new and interesting felt artists to profile! Please contact me to submit your portfolio or recommend an artist you love.

Zoë Williams

Zoë Williams creates needle felt sculptures based on spirits, sacred creatures, and dreams. Her work is concerned with the intersection of the (inner) realm of the collective unconscious and the (outer) kingdom of nature. She lives and works in New York City.

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