This book is devoted to the area of expertise by artist Annette Quentin-Stoll: Three-dimensional surface structures. The presented felting methods were developed experimentally in the search for organic structures, which resemble the skin or the spine or fur dress of animals. The book gives an insight into the working procedure of the artist and it shows the interplay between the stimulation by forms, colours and structures and the experiment with felt.
Annette Quentin-Stoll is not about re-imaging or depicting things that surround us, but about the imitating of forms, and ultimately about the self-discovering and self-expression. All structural experiments were documented for the book during its creation. The results were therefore not yet fixed at the beginning of the work; The reader is allowed to follow the development itself. In addition to the experiments on different structures, the book contains important information about the design of pre-felts and presents various concrete projects for implementation.
With around 500 illustrations, the book is designed for experienced felters who know that the felting process requires time and patience. Instead of step-by-step instructions, it contains recipes, suggestions and tips & tricks for those who already have felt experience. The interplay of text and pictorial material combined with your curiosity, enthusiasm for experimentation and patience, »FilzExperiment« will be the perfect companion for designing fascinatingly beautiful felt art works.
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 which was published in 2008. In 2009 »FilzExperiment« and in 2013 »FilzGeschichten« (Felt Stories) followed. Whereas The Felted Play is bilingual in German and English, the other books mentioned are in German only, but the amount of amazing images will speak to those who already have knowledge and experience with felting techniques.