Embracing Felting

Felting, an ancient textile art, has a rich history spanning thousands of years and cultures worldwide. The exact origins of felting are difficult to trace, but it is believed to have been discovered accidentally when people noticed that wool fibers became matted and condensed when exposed to moisture, friction, and pressure. This natural process eventually led to the intentional creation of felt. Felting was particularly significant in the history of nomadic cultures. Nomadic tribes, such as the Mongols and Turkic peoples of Central Asia, relied heavily on felt for their clothing, shelter, and everyday items. Felt was used to make yurts, traditional tents that were easy to assemble and disassemble. Felt artifacts dating back to ancient Egypt have been discovered, indicating that felting was practiced in this region as early as 3000 BCE. These artifacts included felted headdresses, clothing, and sandals. In medieval Europe, felting played a vital role in creating warm clothing and was fostered by monasteries. The craft evolved through trade and exchange, and with the Industrial Revolution, mechanized methods emerged. Today, felting continues to thrive as both a traditional craft and contemporary art, offering endless creative possibilities for artisans and enthusiasts alike.

Ririn embarked on her felting journey in 2016, and it has since grown to become an integral part of her life. For her, felting is more than a craft; it's a means of self-expression that knows no bounds. In the world of felting, there are no mistakes, only opportunities for creative adaptation.

Both the process and the results of her felting endeavors provide Ririn with solace and fulfillment, akin to a form of meditation. Her passion for felting extends beyond mere artistic expression; she seamlessly incorporates it into her furniture design. Ririn finds this fusion to be incredibly liberating.

Her primary focus lies in the creation of sustainable and functional art furniture. Through her unique blend of felting and furniture design, she seeks to craft pieces that are not only visually stunning but also environmentally conscious and practical.