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Feltworkers Experiment N°1: Marjolein Dallinga



We are so very proud to have amazing felt artist Marjolein Dallinga in our Feltworkers group. It seems strange to me to introduce her here as she has such a great reputation all over the world already. So just in case you don't know her yet, here some infos.

Marjolein is born in the Netherlands and studied art on Academy Minerva of Groningen (NL). In 1989 she emigrated to Canada.

Felt artist Marjolein Dallinga


Her first steps in felt were through jewelry design and toys but nowadays she is most well-known for her spectacular costumes. She’s the one who created some of the outstanding costumes for the famous “Cirque du Soleil” in Montréal and won three awards in the fantastic “World of Wearable Show” (WOW - Show) in New Zealand.
award winning costume design by Marjolein Dallinga

amazing sculpture to wear by Marjolein Dallinga

Living felt sculpture by Marjolein Dallinga 


She also created many art books and comic strips and participates in several exhibitions around the globe as for example at SOFA / Chicago, where she did a felted interior design for the gallry “Option Art”.

Marjolein is also a very well-known international teacher and inspired a lot of felters.

It’s so wonderful reading in her statement, that the fascination of felt is still stimulating her every day:

The natural world inspires me; its sounds, feel and touch, the textures and forms. My work is inspired by feelings, thoughts and dreams.
For several years I have tried to shape, sculpt, fold and cut this warm and woolly material through the process of felting during which it metamorphoses from an array of loose colorful fibers to a strong sturdy textile.
It is from the dance of conflicting emotions that creativity and art are born. Though sculpture is usually perceived as static I see it more as movement, the movement of wool from fibers into felt.

And as long as there is movement there is life.”


Exploring felt deep inside - felt art by Marjolein Dallinga

Felt art sculpture by Marjolein Dallinga

Marjolein Darlinga creates stunning and colorful art

Personal information:

Marjolein Dallinga
266, chemin du Sanctuaire
St .Sauveur ,PQ. J0R 1R1

Canada

Mobile:514-9163463

Website: bloomfelt.com

Instagram: bl00mfelt

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Ariane Mariane / Paris

ENGLISH:
Ariane Mariane - art textile / Paris, combines graphical design and fiber art to make her easily recognizable, outstanding pieces.
Formed in architecture and graphical textil design she creates wall-hangings, sculptures, home decor, wearable art and accessories mostly by wet felting and stitching techniques. Her style is fancy and playful. She uses powerful colors and joyful designs in a narrative way with a lot of humor.

Francais:

Ariane
Mariane - art textile / Paris, associe dans son travail éclectique, un style graphique très personnel à un grand savoir-faire du feutrage et une passion pour le piquée libre. Formée en architecture et en design graphique textile à Paris, l’artiste, d'origine allemande, crée des tentures murales, sculptures, décoration, installations mais aussi de l’art vestimentaire et des accessoires

A travers son univers joyeux, Ariane Mariane nous invite à nous reconnecter avec l'enfance, ce monde magique où tout est possible. Elle cherche avant tout à nous étonner et à nous faire sourire. Chaque création nous propose de laisser libre cours à notre imagination et de l'adapter à nos envies.

Loin de la fabrication industrielle de masse et de son uniformité, les créations d'Ariane Mariane sont entièrement réalisées à la main, en respectant au maximum l'environnement. Durables et intemporelles, elles s'opposent à un monde où tout va vite et nous invitent à faire une pause...