Flóra Carlile-Kovács – Felt Art & Design
Handweavers Guild of Boulder
March 2021 Day & Evening Program
Flóra Carlile-Kovács grew up in Hungary and now resides and works in Seattle, WA. She originally studied ethnography and museology because of their relationship to textiles. However, she ultimately followed her passion for creating with fiber. She has been teaching various levels of felt making for 15 years as a full-time profession. She also leads annual Felt Tours to Hungary.
Flóra describes felt making as a combination of sculpture and painting. The world of nature, its colors and materials are one of her inspirations, along with historical traditions in felting.
Flóra enjoys experimenting with materials and teaching herself through trial and error. She feels that, “felt, as an expressive medium, is conducive to an instinctive and spontaneous creative process.” Because of this, much of her work feels organic and living. She has taught a variety of classes, examples of which can be found on her website, florafelts.com. She is currently teaching a jewelry felting workshop for HGB members.
• Her Felting Journey
Seattle-based Flóra Carlile-Kovács will share experiences from her world of felting and teaching. Over the past 15 years, she has taught a wide array of felting classes, including slippers, patterned rugs, project troubleshooting, and jewelry. Flóra also has an impressive portfolio of functional art and larger textile pieces. In many of her works, she beautifully captures texture and color inspired by nature. She seeks to elevate and demonstrate the versatility and artistic potential of felting.
• A Hungarian Felting Trip
Flóra will be sharing with us her experiences during her felt tours to Hungary. She guides clients on a 12-day Felt Tour where they spend 5 days doing project-based wet-felting classes from internationally recognized felt masters while immersing participants in Hungarian culture. Flóra, a native of Hungary herself, provides unique tour opportunities including “craft markets, thermal baths, a special private trunk show and other seasonal programs.”
More of Flóra’s work can be viewed at florafelts.com
Photo & Credits: Flóra Carlile-Kovács
- March 8, 2021 – Day Guild Meeting 10:00 am
Her Felting Journey
- March 9, 2021 – Night Guild Meeting 7:00 pm
A Hungarian Felting Trip
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