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http://vilte.etsy.com

Felting is my passion, my expression, meditation, my relation to the world.

I have been a feltmaker for the past few years, absolutely obsessed with this enchanting world of fibers... I have published a book "Veltinis" ("Felt", 2008, rep. in 2010) about felting technique in Lithuania (it is the first book in Lithuania covering this textile art).

I work with various kinds of wool and other natural fibers. I always prefer organic, sustainable materials for my felted items.
Raw wool that I use in some of my pieces comes only from small scale shepherds who love and care for their sheep.

I also practise dyeing with plants in eco friendly way. I prefer safe plants and don't use any heavy metal mordants…

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  • Born on October 29
  • Joined April 11, 2007

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silk, wool, banana silk, linen, amber

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    VILTE - felted eco fashion and art

About

http://vilte.etsy.com

Felting is my passion, my expression, meditation, my relation to the world.

I have been a feltmaker for the past few years, absolutely obsessed with this enchanting world of fibers... I have published a book "Veltinis" ("Felt", 2008, rep. in 2010) about felting technique in Lithuania (it is the first book in Lithuania covering this textile art).

I work with various kinds of wool and other natural fibers. I always prefer organic, sustainable materials for my felted items.
Raw wool that I use in some of my pieces comes only from small scale shepherds who love and care for their sheep.

I also practise dyeing with plants in eco friendly way. I prefer safe plants and don't use any heavy metal mordants.
When I use synthetic dyes, I also choose only approved ones by OKO TEX standarts.

I enjoy principles of slow fashion and slow art, and I support ethical fashion and design.

My main areas of work are applications of nuno felting techniques, i.e. combining wool and fabric in felt and working with raw fleece.

You can find more information and pictures on my website:
http://www.vilte.net
blog at http://viltefelt.blogspot.com
my fan page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/vilte.net
twitter http://twitter.com/viltefelt

My latest collaboration with French designer Josephus Thimister for AW 2011, shown during Paris Fashion week can be seen here:

http://www.nowfashion.com/01-03-2011-josephus-thimister-ready-to-wear-fall-winter-2011-paris-show-299.html

My work has been included in the book "500 Felt Objects" by Lark Books http://www.amazon.com/500-Felt-Objects-Explorations-Remarkable/dp/160059705X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309872910&sr=8-1

See more of my features in my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.194536873918785.43266.150765468295926&type=1

You can look through some articles covering my works here:


http://ecosalon.com/the-wilder-side-of-fashioning-self-and-the-environment/

http://eccoeco.blogspot.com/2009/06/viltes-lithuanian-felt-magic.html

http://hautenature.blogspot.com/2009/06/haute-felt-jewelry-vk.html

http://www.handmadenews.org/article/index.php?id=987

http://felting.craftgossip.com/2009/03/22/lithuania-felting-artist-vilte-kazlauskaite/

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