Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Felted Art To Wear Morning Glory Corsage Giveaway

I recently met Inken on face book, and when I popped over to her page amazing felted wearable art  just burst off her page with  stunning colours and vibrancy. In her own words Inken tells us how her craft evolved. 
My name is Inken Gaddass I am a German born felt artist now living in the heart of England. I grew up in Schleswig Holstein North Germany an area of open farmland combined with a coastline that is full of empty beaches, warm in summer and ice covered in winter. Using a variety of wet felting techniques I create 'Felted Art To Wear', unique and quirky, sometimes abstract, in the form of scarves, wraps, shawls, vests and jewellery. 
 My felt art is heavily inspired by the coastal wildlife and nature of my childhood years, the alternating and ever changing moods of the sea combined with the myriad of colours from endless fields of blooms in summer. I always loved working with wool and I was fascinated by strong and rich colours and different textures. About 10 years ago just after I moved to the UK I came across a beautifully felted scarf which I fell in love with immediately and I got curious on what felt is and how to make such a beautiful piece and it all started from there.
 I bought books, magazines and I searched the Internet for information about felting and taught myself the art of wet felting. Felting opened new doors for my love of colour, pattern and textures in a natural form combined with a quirkiness and uniqueness that is wearable art. Felting is like painting with fibres and an amazing process of transforming  loose wool fibres into the most beautiful textile which is unique and beautiful and in tune with nature.
 Felting makes me happy and I can't remember the last day I was bored. I can't just sit around not doing anything. I am always creating whether it is hands on or in my mind thinking about the next project. It just seems as if I've found my craft.  Inken xxx
Inken is offering a chance to win her "Morning Glory" flower corsage which is 23cm (9") in diameter and is as light as a feather, 100% handmade and felted from merino wool. The back has a large strong safety pin to fasten to scarf's, cardigans or any knitted clothing. A fine brooch pin is also attached for use with finer fabrics. Value $32.   Giveaway is worldwide.
Thank you so much Inken for sharing your story and for your fabulous giveaway. Good luck everyone.
Inken on Etsy 
Inken on Flickr
Inken on Face Book

a Rafflecopter giveaway

25 comments:

Eileen said...

i love felting and this flower brooch is stunning...i sure hope i win...i am entering every chance i get... :)

Chrissie Marshall said...

Thanks Eileen and best of luck. Thanks for the lift off xx

Shani said...

Love this a lot: http://www.etsy.com/listing/99445064/nuno-felted-scarf-wrap-art-to-wear-scarf

Thanks for the oppertunity!

kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chrissie Marshall said...

Thank you Shani and good luck

marymichelotti said...

I like the felted scarf with flower brooch

marymichelotti@gmail.com

Hana's Clay said...

I Love this : http://www.etsy.com/listing/100633933/hot-water-bottle-with-felted-cosy-cover

hana_clay@yahoo.com

AdelpheBre said...

love this poppy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/97750492/felted-flower-corsage-pin-brooch

breonna dot roberts at gmail dot com

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I love the sterling silver handmade felted earrings in green! They look like little trees ^.^

Thank you both for this great giveaway!

Cliodana said...

wow those flowers are awesome

Chrissie Marshall said...

Indeed they are Cliodana (wonderful name) and good luck :)

BohemianSin said...

this is one fabulous GA!the prize looks so attractive!

love: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/61087068


bohemian_sin(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Lindsay said...

What unuque and really lovely works of art I particularly love http://www.etsy.com/listing/99152605/felted-scarf-necklace-flower-felted and think any would be warm and cosy in winter. Just lovely. Mary

CrippleHorse said...

I adore the felted wool flower / leaf necklace, scarf, lariat, plus brooch, corsage, felt, with a hint of sparkle in purple!!

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Hurrundi said...

art to wear felted wool flower / leaf necklace, scarf, lariat, plus brooch, corsage with a hint of sparkle in red, made to order is my favorite

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Sofia said...

I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/100634699/hot-water-bottle-with-felted-cosy-cover

alessandra lalla on form

Damla said...

I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/103030533/felted-wool-cat-bed-basket-small-pet

Favorited on Etsy.
http://www.etsy.com/people/SweepstakeLover

Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover/posts/344849655599960

Shared on Google+: https://plus.google.com/117065910365228286926/posts/Z3G21wLf1W9

Ľubaša said...

I love art to wear handmade felted merino wool scarf wrap, European Lagenlook Style. But all items look fantastic!
Lubka K.

Londi Luce said...

Gorgeous and stunning! I love this one! Beautiful work! http://www.etsy.com/listing/107680228/nuno-felted-scarf-wrap-art-to-wear

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Love this one!!!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/101506554/felted-flower-corsage-pin-brooch

debyeo at hotmail dot com

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

love this, http://www.etsy.com/listing/101441743/nuno-felted-flower-corsage-pin-brooch

Pookledo said...

I've met Inken and she is is as lovely as her work :) I have a small corsage and a felted easter egg from her!

Terri said...

oh my what stunning vibrant art! I absolutely love the pink wrap http://krishenkavintagetreasures.blogspot.fr/2012/08/felted-art-to-wear-morning-glory.html?spref=fb

With Winter round the corner I would love to win this giveaway, it would brighten me up!! think i might have to email my hubbie the link for the wrap as christmas isn't far away.....

Shared with all my friends

Terri

.ambre. said...

art to wear handmade felted merino wool scarf wrap, European Lagenlook Style
Gorgeous!

Sofia said...

I send the mail.
Alessandra lalla

Chrissie Marshall said...

Congratulations Allessandra and thanks to everyone who entered. Will be another giveaway soon.

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