Patrizia Palonta and the Coordinamento Donne di Montagna

Patrizia Palonta is the President of The Coordination of Women’s Mountain Organization. The institution was born in 2004 in support of all those women who, through their work deal with the preservation, restoration, enhancement and innovation of ancient productions in mountain areas. These technical and traditional knowledge, which we call the ancient feminine knowledge, are… Read More Patrizia Palonta and the Coordinamento Donne di Montagna

Diana Biscaioli: Finding our own child through textile art

She is an art therapist living and working in the province of Viterbo, Italy. A hand-crafter who knows and enjoys what her geography offers: forests, hills, rocks and her beloved animals, particularly goats. While studying, Diana came across felt and learned needle felting, and since then, she never separated from this technique, which is now… Read More Diana Biscaioli: Finding our own child through textile art

Ffelt Abertawe: Knowing the sheep, the farmer, and feeling fulfilment

“Behind each and every item there is a story”  Everytime someone buys an item from Ffelt Abertawe, he/she receives not just a unique and handmade design, but most importantly the guarantee that small farmers are paid fair prices, that animals are not suffering and that ancient native sheep breeds of Britain are being cared for.… Read More Ffelt Abertawe: Knowing the sheep, the farmer, and feeling fulfilment

Elisabeth Berthon: From Mother Nature to a Unique Designer

“I quickly understood that the felt making was going to become my new universe.” Elisabeth Berthon speaks about time. Time as a source for dedication, patience and solitude. She assures her designs require a time-oriented approach mainly because of her interest in experimentation with biodegradable textiles. Actually, her love for handmade wool felt also started… Read More Elisabeth Berthon: From Mother Nature to a Unique Designer

Ever ruined your favourite woollen jumper in the washing machine? A new passion may be hiding behind this accident!

I never learnt to sew as a child because I wore glasses and my mother thought that school was quite enough “close work” for me! Besides, I probably preferred mud pies, climbing trees and later reading in my spare time, if the truth were known…. Half a century later when my elderly mother passed away,… Read More Ever ruined your favourite woollen jumper in the washing machine? A new passion may be hiding behind this accident!

Artists, Nature & the Wonder Begins … (Part Two)

In this part we continue to discover the beauty of eco printing and natural dyes on more textiles but also on felt and on paper To start from the beginning of our journey read Artists, Textiles and Nature the Wonder Begins … (Part One) 1 – Nicola Brown – Clasheen Natural and timeless, I print interior accessories and art to wear using… Read More Artists, Nature & the Wonder Begins … (Part Two)