Issue 39

october / november / december 2018

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Dear Reader,

The themes for this issue derived from exploring the word “felt”—“to feel” in the past participle, but also its homographs referring to both the cloth as well as the corresponding verb. It was a simple mental game that led to a rich collection of stories and inspiring artwork. Within these pages, we’ll meet five fibre artists who use felt and felting techniques prominently in their works. There’s also a special feature about contemporary and traditional rug makers. (I became personally infatuated, so much so that I needle punched this cover on the weekend before this issue went to press!)

In creating and making, we can express our most heartfelt emotions. Our feelings can be put on view through illustration, art and craft to further others’ understanding of our unique experiences. During the process of expression, which is more often challenging than it is easy, we gain perspective into our own selves. In this issue, readers like you share how creativity allows them to express their personal experiences.

–Janine

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