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Once Again To Feltrosa 2022

A few years ago I attended Feltrosa in Amelia in the Umbria region of central Italy.

I learnt in a workshop how to make a coat from wool by felting it.

Then I was hooked. I have returned to Feltrosa for Bressanone, Scanno, Mel, Nazzano and Caverano editions.

This is the 7th edition of Feltrosa I have attended, and it is being held in Sala Baganza, in the Province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 kilometres northwest of Bologna and about

12 kilometres southwest of Parma.

The friendships have developed over the years, and it is great to meet once again all the characters of Feltrosa.

After two editions were cancelled due to covid, Feltrosa wanted to celebrate and bring together the community of participants in an online meeting. From that meeting it was decided to create a collective work to be brought together at the next Feltrosa. The Starry Night project was born.

Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting, Starry Night, was chosen to be reproduced collectively then divided into segments for the participants. The size of each segment was 50 × 50 cm and each participant could use any technique to describe their portion. I was Series 1 number 13 and I chose to use wool with the felting technique. There were 3 series altogether.

We have already come together for a meal, watched a documentary film about female shepherds, eco printed a bookmark and had numerous conversations helped by the google translate app!

The images are some of the portions from the series that are displayed in the Rocca of Sala Baganza display. Other images are of the delicious meals we ate and the bookmarks that were eco printed.

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