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Felt Matters (formerly Echoes) is a 40-page, full-colour journal published 4 times per year in March, June, September and December. It has been the voice of IFA members since 1986 and began at a time when the art of feltmaking was virtually unknown in the West.
Initially produced as a newsletter, it has grown over the years with members contributing articles on many topics from ethnographical felts and traditional skills, to contemporary and experimental feltmaking, the creation of garments, accessories and large-scale installations.
Reports of workshops, symposia and international events regularly appear in the journal, as do reviews of books about feltmaking and related textile techniques. The importance of the IFA’s role to educate and inform is never forgotten, and we strive in the journal to bring you information on best practice from classrooms and community centres across the globe.
Felt Matters is available in the shop.
Some further information
Felt Matters is published on 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December and members always receive four copies of the journal each year. In order to allow time for posting, we check to see who is a member (and therefore will receive the next Felt Matters) on the 20th of the preceding month.
If you join the IFA and do not want to wait for your first issue of Felt Matters, you might be able to buy the current issue and some back issues at the IFA shop.