Felt United 2016…October 1 is fast approaching…

 

Well, it’s hard to believe but our 2016 Felt United day is just a little over two months away. Yes, Saturday, October 1, 2016 is just around the corner. I hope that you are enjoying this year’s theme, ‘Naked Beauty – A Celebration of Felt and Fibre in Beautiful Varied Natural Colours’.  If you haven’t yet begun to formulate your submission for this year’s theme, I’ve attached several fabulous images to whet your appetite and hope that you will find inspiration through these photos. And, the good news…You still have time to submit your image…..Just pull out that stash of undyed wool and let the creativity flow. We’re certainly looking forward to seeing your vision for this year’s theme.

When you have a minute, do head over to Facebook to see the submissions (from this year and year’s past) from Felt United members all around the world. We look forward to seeing many more photos on our Felt United Facebook page. We also love hearing how you might celebrate International Felt United Day (October 1). Once you’ve made your plans, please be sure to paste a link to your event on the Felt United Events page so that others in your area are made aware of what’s taking place.

Please remember when adding your photos to the Facebook page for this year’s theme, we’re accepting entries with felt created exclusively from fibre which has not been dyed; wool, alpaca, yak, camel, goat, dogs hair, whatever takes your fancy so long as it is the natural colour directly from the animal. For this challenge we also request that any embellishing fibres used are not dyed; silk, tencel, linen, ramie, hemp, milk fibre etc., etc.

We wish everyone all the best for Felt United 2016. Let’s make this a celebration of all that’s natural and an homage to the many wonderful sheep breeds and fibre producing animals that there are out there!

Here’s to creativity, worldwide friendships, and of course, our love of feltmaking. Looking forward to your continued 2016 Felt United interpretations.

Together, We Felt United,

Dawn Edwards and Nicola Brown

 

 

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Author:Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right

I am a felt/fiber artist and instructor. I love to share the joys of feltmaking with others, having taught within the U.S. and internationally. I specialize in fun, out-of-the ordinary felt hats sold under the name of Felt So Right through specialty retail, boutique and gallery shops throughout the United States.I live in Plainwell, Michigan, where I work from my home studio. I believe that we are all artists....That it is the soul deep need to create. I love and appreciate so many of the arts, but I have found my passion through feltmaking. I find such joy in the alchemy of turning a few ounces of wool into a thing of beauty, limited only by the imagination and I find that the unique sculptural and color possibilities always inspire creativity. I have studied feltmaking with renowned felt and fiber artists from around the world. Feltmaking has truly opened windows to the world for me and I am grateful for this most wonderful opportunity. www.feltsoright.com

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2 Comments on “Felt United 2016…October 1 is fast approaching…”

  1. July 24, 2016 at 16:51 #

    Question on Felt United Day, I have never participated before. Do I just submit a photo of the project?

    • July 24, 2016 at 17:59 #

      Hi Sandi. We’re so happy that you’re going to participate in this year’s Felt United. So, yes, just go to the Felt United Facebook page, and upload your image(s)….Looking forward to seeing your post. Thanks so much for joining us.

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