Sunday, March 15, 2009

European Felt Festival

Deadline: March 29, 2009 (RECEIVE)

European Felt Festival

Town centre of Felletin
May 1st - 4th, 2009

The year 2009 has been declared «the International Year for Natural Fibres » by O.N.U, and the first Felt Festival will be held in Felletin, Creuse (France), from may 1st to may 4th 2009.

A real craze through Western Europe already, this will be the fisrt ever event of the kind in France. Born from cooperation between women felt-makers and the wool industry support committee, it will be the second wool event organized in Felletin. A local group of crafts designers are taking part in the development of the wool industry ans its skills, which involves felting quite naturally.

The felt festival wishes introduce the public to a large range of felt products and to its different uses in textile, art or industrial productions. Due to its varied and easy uses, felt is becoming very popular in creative leisure activities.

The professionnal side of this felt festival will be centred on training sessions and exhanges with other european networks of felt-makers.

Registration for the Craft Market (truncated)

Dates: Saturday 02 and Sunday 03 May 2009
Location: Town center of Felletin

Conditions: Module 2 linear m: 40 €
From 3 modules, the module: 20 €
The stands can be rented bare.
We can give you chairs and tables, electric

Free admission for the public.

Special "Felters": If your book has felt workshop, the booth for the craft market is offered.

Exhibition « Art felt »(truncated)

Dates: May 1st - 4th 2009
Location: Felletin
In a beautiful church built in the XVth
Conditions: The exhibits will demonstrate the creative possibilities of felt wool.
Works exposed
Works will be selected from the photos:
2 pictures (minimum size 10 x 11 cm)
2 photos copied on to a CD (JPEG size, 1500 pixels, 300 DPI)

If desired, you can sell your works during the exhibition. The Tourist Office charges 20% on the sale.

Regulation for the “Felt in the House” Challenge (truncated)

Conditions of participation, Techniques and Theme: The challenge is open anyone: Feltmakers, Artists, Craftpeople, Designers using wool felt in their creations. Exhibitor will be selected for the quality of their work. All techniques are accepted. Every exhibitor can present a maximum of 2 works.

The theme of the challenge is: "Felt in the house, felt in all the rooms."
The exhibition will explore the varied use of felt in the house: Decoration, Design, Architecture, Home furnishing ...

Selection committee: Chrystel Chavigny (felter Artist), an other felter, France Odile Perrin mane, a weaver, a member of the departmental chamber of agriculture, a member of the town of Felletin and the president of the Tourist Office.

Prize: The best work will win 500 euros.

Exhibition: The exhibition will be located in Felletin, 1st to 4 May 2009, in a church built in the XVth century,
in the town center. The exhibition will open to the public (free admission).

Downloads complete details and registration forms:

European Felt Festival (in english)

European Felt Festival (registration in english)

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