Updated: Oct 30, 2021
Fiber Art Now magazine includes a special feature on felt in the most recent issue (Volume 7, Issue 4).
Several Canadian feltmakers and felt :: feutre canada members are included in this article, including Christianna Ferguson, Trish Hirschkorn, and Vinitha John.
Congratulations to everyone on your beautiful work and inclusion in this article and future exhibition!
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Christianna takes the most simple of materials, wool, soap and water and transforms the
m into bold, unique and often complex textiles. Through the physical act of making felt her curiousity is continually sparked to explore the medium in new ways. Her work ranges from wearable pieces and costume to fine art, wall hangings and sculptural pieces. Often her work incorporates silk and three-dimensional elements to enhance her individual surface designs. Teaching and creating community through the arts are also a meaningful part of her full-time studio practice in the village of Lakefield Ontario.
My current work involves exploring traditional millinery fabrics, and finding new ways to incorporate it with my felt. I continue to pair beading and sequins with bold colors and strong design. I like to create “everyday” hats, but find pleasure pushing myself to make wearable art – one-of-a-kind pieces. I like to create not only for the glamorous woman in each of us but also for the gal who wants be active, outside with her family in the winter! I want the wearer of my hats and scarves to feel empowered to take on the long winter, in comfort and unique style.
Since 2014, my work has been heavily influenced by organic elements and nature. I have been investing every moment into working with natural dyes and eco printing on silk and wool. The results have been nothing short of magical and mesmerizing. Natural dyes and plants have provided me with my new eco vision collection, Nurtured by Nature.