Book Review: Felt Passion

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I received a copy of the book Felt Passion 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 for more!

Susanne Ravasio-Müller
Susanne Ravasio-Müller

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.

What Technique Is This?

Needle Felting is the process of using a notched or “barbed” needle to compress layers of wool into denser felt that can be manipulated to create 3D sculptures. It is different to wet felting, which uses water to combine wool fibres, and these days there are a range of felting tools available that can enable you to make your own soft sculptures with ease!

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