NatFerfoglia

Possum Tails

Woy Woy Bay, Australia · 0 Sales

NatFerfoglia

Possum Tails

Woy Woy Bay, Australia 0 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   After selling my range of scarves by word of mouth and website, I have returned to Etsy to show off my new 'One-Off Gallery Design Pieces'.
Snuggle up this winter with an exquisitely unique scarf.

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Last updated on Jul 19, 2016

After selling my range of scarves by word of mouth and website, I have returned to Etsy to show off my new 'One-Off Gallery Design Pieces'.
Snuggle up this winter with an exquisitely unique scarf.

Nat Ferfoglia

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Nat Ferfoglia

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About

My life is a work in progress, an act of improvisation, and much like my scarves!

The humble beginnings of the ‘Possum Tail’ scarf.

I live in Australia, but was born in Paris in 1962 and immigrated here in 1968. My family had plans to return but I was promptly run over by a truck after school. You could say that, had I not wanted to visit that milk-bar on that fateful sunny afternoon, my life would have been very different indeed.

After nearly four glorious decades in Oz, I returned at 49, to enjoy ‘the holiday of a lifetime’ surrounded by family, many whom I had not seen for 17 years since my last brief visit in ‘94. This time round, I was delighted to experience Noel with all the trimmings, but what, pray tell does one offer to a family that has just about everything?

After much contemplation I decided to knit some super funky scarves, focusing on the personality and lifestyles of my cousins. I then began selecting yarns which reflect the diverse colour palette of the Australian landscape. Funnily enough my cousin Gisele, also a mad knitter, had never seen such a vast range of yarnage; which I had employed to create their scarves. I was surprised since after all, I was in the fashion capital of the world, Paris!

Needless to say we in Oz enjoy the freedom to create works which are not only adventurous but humorous too. My scarves were said to have real personality and I was gobsmacked by the praise my little creations were receiving.

I returned to Australia and begin creating ‘Possum Tail’ scarves in earnest. If I could create a little splash in Paris, maybe I could generate a wave from the great Land of Oz. I try to use mostly soft and luscious acrylic and polyester blends, why?

Each ‘Possum Tail’ scarf is knitted either overlooking the waterfront here in Woy Woy (Central Coast, NSW), under a shady tree in my backyard, by the sea or in my creative studio. No factory, no sweat shop, no one is being exploited.

Each scarf begins with a combination of colours and texture, and like any of my works, they begins to take on a life of their own, growing into a unique creation, a one-off, never to be repeated.

These scarves are a reflection of my artistic style, and I hope you enjoy wearing them, or giving them away as gifts, as much as I enjoy creating them!

Love and light.

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  • Nat Ferfoglia

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Mixed media artist, graphic designer, digital animator and stop motion creator, now also functioning with textiles. Primary school teacher since 2003, Children's clown since 1996. BA in Communication UTS & Education, recently Cert 4 in Multi Media.

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