ChadAliceHagen

hand felted textiles & hand bound books

West Asheville, North Carolina | 144 Sales

ChadAliceHagen

hand felted textiles & hand bound books

West Asheville, North Carolina 144 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy store.
I love making books and journals. They give me a place for my morning writings, daily drawing practice and grocery lists. The feel of the paper, the marks and smells of the leathers, even the felting and dyeing of the hand made felt covers remind me that I am making a special object, a handmade object that will hopefully delight and inspire those who use it.

Please visit my Blog at ChadAliceHagen.com for more information AND listings for the places I teach book making and feltmaking.

Announcement

Welcome to my Etsy store.
I love making books and journals. They give me a place for my morning writings, daily drawing practice and grocery lists. The feel of the paper, the marks and smells of the leathers, even the felting and dyeing of the hand made felt covers remind me that I am making a special object, a handmade object that will hopefully delight and inspire those who use it.

Please visit my Blog at ChadAliceHagen.com for more information AND listings for the places I teach book making and feltmaking.

About

My Esty Shop Reboot

I started my Esty shop years and years ago, maybe in 2010. There was something so exciting in seeing my hand felted, resist dyed arts felt and my handmade books all lined up on my home shop page. And of course it was exciting to start selling to folks who appreciated my work. But I also was a teacher of felting, dyeing and bookmaking and traveled throughout the states, Canada, Europe and even Australia. In the beginning it was exciting and airlines were great adventures. I also did shows mostly on the East Coast selling felt in various formats and more recently the books. But I got tired and could not keep up with my Esty shop and finally just put it on vacation.

I live and work by myself and my cat was not any help at all. I finally decided after 35 years to stop flying all over the place to teach, hauling suitcases and boxes and rusty bits up and down stairs and in and out of airports. So last year 2019 was pretty much my last away teaching. I still teach small classes here at my studio in Asheville, NC and also at a few places close enough that I can throw everything I need into my car and drive two or three hours. But mostly I have a lot more free time now to be designing books and spending time in the dye kitchen. I'm very excited about being about to re-open my Esty Shop and renew old friendships and make new ones.

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  • chad alice hagen

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I have been an artist my life working with handfelted wool for 43 years and the last 18 years also exploring the potential of leather/paper/linen/and felt to create well made, special blank books. BA-Art, MA-Textiles /U of Wisconsin MFA-Cranbrook

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Last updated on March 14, 2011

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