The new felting machine ADDI QUICK. I think you should know about this quite new machine that Jessica von der Fecht from Germany has developed.
This article is based on two e-mails that I got from Linda Mosmann from Germany. I think it is very interesting to hear about how Linda works with this Alzheimer group and Linda has allowed me to use her story.
In the summer 1996 and 97 I went to Greenland to make a felting project for sheepholderwomen , women from small isolated communities and women from two towns down south. In the southern part of Greenland it is warm enough to breed sheep.- There are about 20.000 sheep in that area and the sheepholders have each 3 -400 sheeps.
Out in the wood, high on a cliff in Norway is sitting a 2½m tall troll. He is felted around a tree-trunk – so he is sticked there and he is not alone, because around him in the wood you can find many different felted things. These things are the result of a terrific week, where a group of felters invaded the wood.
Opening night of the Kalvag Trail…It was so fitting that we huddled together, arm in arm, letting out a cheer to announce the culmination of our efforts. Some of us had tears in our eyes, marking the end of an intense yet fulfilling week. Yes, it is an art installation of beautiful works of felt, but to us it was much more, a week of openness to nature and to each other, as well as to the community of Kalvag.
This spring I was asked if I would make a doll for the local Soroptimist club. (See below). The basic figure I got to work on, is the same for everyone who is joining this project: It is a very simple little figure made out of cotton and you can decorate it as you like, only you must give it a Dow of peace to hold in its hand.