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FeltCandy: Textile Art by Alli Brumwell


A top-down photo of a felted bowlYellow Daisy Happy Bowl, crocheted and hand-knit wet-felted new wool with needle-felted daisy

Alli Brumwell is the artist behind FeltCandy, a textile art studio located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Alli uses felting technique to create a wide range of art pieces in the form of functional objects as well as one-of-a-kind decorative pieces.

 


A photo of a stack of felted bowlsvarious Man Bowls, crocheted and hand-knit wet-felted new wool

The items designed and created by FeltCandy all project a cheery, bright personality, something that the artist notes is quite intentional. Whether you’re looking at the ornamental birds, made from brightly-colored balls of felted fabric, or the so-called “man bowls” – useful bowls made in sober, neutral colors – you’re bound to feel a sense of soft contentment creeping in. I really enjoy the attention to detail in these works, like in the “happy bowls,” each of which includes a sculpted centerpiece within it.

 

The website of Vancouver-based textile art studio FeltCandywww.feltcandy.com

 

Alli also creates greeting cards that are decorated with felted elements – often in the form of cartoonish owls and blocked-out lettering. The studio also offers “pass it on” cards, which have multiple, removable paper sheets inside, to encourage recipients to tear out the original message and re-use the card, a great way to embrace re-gifting as a thoughtful way to save paper. 

 

A paper card with felted owls attached to the frontOwl Card


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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