Flexible tails which grow from hats, felted fashion for mothers-to-be, animalfashion — accessoires and magical dresses: The gallery book of the artist Annette Quentin-Stoll lures the reader into a world of colourful variety and infinite fantasy.
Additional texts, partly full-page pictures and scetches reflect the artist’s enormous inventiveness. Similar elements appear in ever new contexts and get different meanings. It’s her trademark that many of her accessoires not only can be worn but also invite to play.
Whether it’s about rings, bags or condome pockets – the various felted objects make textile fans smile. Also the animal kingdom is represented: Felted eggwarmers in the shape of fish and frogs, animal bags and finger mice bring back nature and childhood to our daily life. Moreover, the book offers an overview of the author’s artistical career. Apparent is her fascination for being able to produce seamless tridimensional textile objects and her talent for technically complex variations.
The bilingual gallery book introduces practical daily life objects in an artistic-playful, easy way. The material’s variety awakens high spirits and inspires the reader to become creative as well. A book for everybody who is open for humorous ideas and who likes to live out the »inner child«.
About the Author
The textile artist Annette Quentin-Stoll was born in Dresden 1978. She studied textile art at the Westsächsischen Hochschule Zwickau and finished with the thesis »The Felted Play«. Annette Quentin-Stoll presented her works in numerous international exhibitions. The artist holds felt workshops and courses for textile design in Germany and the USA.
»FilzSpiel – the felted play« was Annette Quentin-Stolls first book. In 2009 she published »FilzExperiment«, in 2013 »FilzGeschichten« (Felt Stories). Book 2 and 3 are in German only, but the amount of amazing images will speak to those who already have knowledge and experience in felting techniques.