WITH A FINE EYE
CARVE ART FROM SOUTH TYROL – HELMUTH HOCHKOLFER
A life without wood can not imagine Helmuth Hochkofler. At the Schneiderhof the farmer makes carvings with great care. The stone pine in the Alps mainly supplies the material for the manufacturing. But also with other woods the farmer likes to experiment. Already in his youth, the passion for carving has developed. Directly on Lake Durnholzer in the Sarntal, at 1,560 m above sea level, is the workshop of Helmuth Hochkofler.
WITH POWER AND ENDURANCE
HAND FELTED FROM SOUTH TYROL – RITA AMORT
At the Amort-Hof, the farmer’s wife, Rita Amort, produces unique pieces of wool felt with one high degree of accuracy. The wool, which the peasant woman processed mostly is from their own sheep. Their dexterity and patience create a durable felt from which a variety of new products emerge. The Amort-Hof is located in Altrei at 1,200 meters altitude. Right on the farm is Rita’s Filzstübele.
HAND FELTED FROM THE BLACK FOREST – SUSANNE BREULING
The variety of wool felt has Susanne Breuling pulled into the spell. The infinite number of design options give her a deep sense of satisfaction. The first small experiences opened up the world of wet felting for Susanne Breuling. This was followed by an apprenticeship based on the textile designer in the craft trade with specializing in felting.
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Her workshop produces a wide variety of wool felt products.
HAND FELT FROM OSTWESTFALEN – ULRIKE WIELAND
During a first contact with the craft felting Ulrike Wieland discovered her passion for the material and its processing to wool felt. She is fascinated by the natural material wool and the meditative, creative activity. In a multi-year course, she learned the craft from scratch and is now a passionate felt expert.