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We are Ingo Hans (from Germany) and Rhian Rushton (from Wales, UK). Based in the UK for the moment. Also see Ingo's lamps on etsy shop "Glüh Holz" linked here:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GluhHolz?ref=si_shop

Our background is in Illustration, Animation and Design, we came together through working on feature animated productions in Berlin, Germany. Looking for our own creative outlet we discovered felt making, it became the perfect medium for our combined creative skills.
Researching felt-making and learning the technique has given us the tools to maximise the natural qualities of wool.
The felt creatures we make are "one piece" felt figures made from 100% pure Merino wool, meaning that we individually felt each item by hand with no stitches or seams, in one piece! Using a traditional process it takes time and skill to make a “o…

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  • Joined February 7, 2008

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Wool, Felt, Paper, Card, String

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About

We are Ingo Hans (from Germany) and Rhian Rushton (from Wales, UK). Based in the UK for the moment. Also see Ingo's lamps on etsy shop "Glüh Holz" linked here:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GluhHolz?ref=si_shop

Our background is in Illustration, Animation and Design, we came together through working on feature animated productions in Berlin, Germany. Looking for our own creative outlet we discovered felt making, it became the perfect medium for our combined creative skills.
Researching felt-making and learning the technique has given us the tools to maximise the natural qualities of wool.
The felt creatures we make are "one piece" felt figures made from 100% pure Merino wool, meaning that we individually felt each item by hand with no stitches or seams, in one piece! Using a traditional process it takes time and skill to make a “one-piece” felt item. The various “Filzkins” characters can take from several hours, up to a day or two to make. Each one we make, of the same design is never exactly like the last, more a sibling than a clone, making each character totally unique. One MrMcKarr will not be identical to the other and so each one is given its own collector’s tag, numbered chronologically for you to see just how special your "Filzkin" is.
The 18 designs of Filzkins are absolutely individual, designed and created only by the two of us, they are little sculptures in themselves, each one built by hand from combed Merino wool, they are “solid wool” and have no artificial stuffing. See how we do it on http://seboldsoriginals.com/index.php?pg=pdt&ct=ctg_060531061344&lang=en

Made from 100% natural fibre and dyed with non heavy metal dyes, our hand felted characters are also perfectly safe for children.
Soft, strong and durable the "Filzkins" can be washed gently by hand at 30˚C with a gentle soap or in a machine wool cycle. They make a special and individual gift, a toy for life, just as it used to be.
We love wool it is an amazing material and felting wool has made it possible to make the Filzkins seem so real, giving them wrinkles in all the right places and a soft animal-like quality to bring them to life. Having one in your hand is something else, read our feedback from delighted customers.

Check out our website on: www.seboldsoriginals.com
for more about us as Sebold´s originals, including illustrations and the story of the “Filzkins”, even where they are all over the world on our recently added map link.
All the best to you all and thank you for visiting and reading about us,
Rhian and Ingo

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