Natalie Magnin is practising textile arts for 20 years.
As a professional artist she creates scarves , hats, accessories and other colourful objects out of felt , where the softest wool is felted with silk and other light fabrics and fibres. They are all unique pieces , made with care and love , and they are all equally soft, light and supple .
She also creates artistic work as wall-hangings and ornaments .
Out of respect for nature , she works with recycled fabric that she herself traditionally colours with plants , bark , indigo and rust. In her works often found objects like oxidized iron, feathers and bones return, which are carefully sewn by hand on painted and printed fabrics. This results in a harmonious and mysterious whole where tenderness and conviction of universal love are derived.
In the MetalloTextile-project on which she works with David Vanorbeek , she takes the textile creations for her part . With felt and other textiles she is looking to bring a soft , colourful and warm counterweight to the metal creations of David . In this common work force and softness are joined together, like yin and yang the opposite materials find a natural balance.
Her studio located in the castle is definitely worth a visit. In the common areas of the castle Natalie's work is hanging, as well as smaller sculptures of David and common work of MetalloTextile .
Here you can see some pictures of Natalie's work.
And more information about her work you can find on the following links: