Phylene Lemans is a Dutch designer who has been specializing in all kinds of feltmaking since 2007. Felt is one of the oldest textiles in the world. Felt is the result of entangled wool fibres, it is a non woven textile.
Making felt requires only wool, water and soap, thus by exposing wool fibres to friction, the fibres are entangled and interlocked.
Wool is a renewable material , together with a craftsmen’s way of working making felt a sustainable textile.
She started with small bags, then she got into nunofelting......'Nuno' is the Japanese word for 'fabric'. The very fine (merino) wool is often worked into the sheer silk or coton fabric which makes the felt very light and thin or more dense and sturdy, but always pleasant to wear.
Wool is often combined with silk - raw silk or silk fabrics. As well as linen, ramie, hemp, and such sustainable fibre as banana silk.
2014 ART IN ACTION, Oxford, UK
2014 Spring fair Posterholt
2014 Knit& Stich Event, Londen
2013 Landleven Event, Openluchtmuseum Arnhem
2013 Landgoed Fair De Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt, Beesd
2013 QUILT Expo Veldhoven
2013 Art in Action, Oxford, UK
2012 Expositie en modeshow in Kruythuis, Den Bosch
2012 Publication: "Felting is for me.." ISBN 978-90-818476-0-5
2012 Art in Action, Oxford, UK
2011 Article in magazine Happinez
2011 ART in Maastricht (NL)
2010 Opening Boutique " Artwear Jordaan", Amsterdam
2010 Article in magazine Happinez