Lute Phillips' Profile

About

Caring about the world and curious about textiles, I gravitated towards felt, or better the art of making it. I was enchanted with this ancient technique that only uses water, soap and friction to transform wool fibers into fabric. Soon, I realized its potential for creating contemporary and ‘green’ textiles through incorporating only natural fibres.

Trained as an architect, I love finding geometrical patterns in things. I get equal pleasure from watching the romanesque cabbages grow in the garden, collecting shells on the beach or looking at the foam bubbles in the sink... Reproducing these patterns is a big part of my work but rather than pursuing a perfect geometry, I am ultimately more interested in a result which looks and feels natural.

Fortunately the felt making process can never be 100% controlled and therefore is idea…

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  • Born on May 9
  • Joined May 10, 2011

Favorite materials

all kinds of wool, carded and raw, curly and straight, preferably organic and undyed, silk in all its forms, shiny and soft, knobbly and coarse

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FilzFineFelt
Eco friendly felt fashion - wholesome and...

About

Caring about the world and curious about textiles, I gravitated towards felt, or better the art of making it. I was enchanted with this ancient technique that only uses water, soap and friction to transform wool fibers into fabric. Soon, I realized its potential for creating contemporary and ‘green’ textiles through incorporating only natural fibres.

Trained as an architect, I love finding geometrical patterns in things. I get equal pleasure from watching the romanesque cabbages grow in the garden, collecting shells on the beach or looking at the foam bubbles in the sink... Reproducing these patterns is a big part of my work but rather than pursuing a perfect geometry, I am ultimately more interested in a result which looks and feels natural.

Fortunately the felt making process can never be 100% controlled and therefore is ideally suited to revert a human made perfect order into a slightly more chaotic interpretation. Just as in nature, such interpretations allow for change by responding to the here and now, through endless variations, deviations and even mistakes.

I guess, the ultimate aim for my garments is to capture what I consider life's 'true' energy with every creation an adventure and the end result always a surprise!

Please visit my website if you would like to find out more.
http://www.finefelt.net

I was an award winner at the Scarf Festival 2011, hosted by the National Wool Museum Geelong.

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