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I have been collaborating with Eva Basile on Feltrosa since the Prato edition in 2010 it’s been a great experience so far and I am looking forward to meet you all at this year edition in Umbria, in the towns of Amelia and Porchiano del Monte.
Being Feltrosa a traveling event, the location factor is always a major one and this time, as it was for the previous edition is not going to disappoint the participants, Umbria looks a bit like Tuscany, for those that are familiar, but has its own flair in the country and the historical cities, there are more walled built up areas that give a better idea of how Italy might have been in the Middle Ages, it’s a visual repertoire of collective memory and it’s not only to see, it has to be experienced, Amelia with its steep and narrow roads, Porchiano with the towers and the main door.
This is only to give you a little taste of what you’ll find, apart from the great locals that will do their best to provide an excellent hospitality as well as the Feltrosa people. We have met some of them in Verona during Verona Tessile, an event that was also supported and sponsored among others by DHGshop.
I am a person of habit, I go back to places I like, I tend to repeat those patterns that produce an inner sense of peace and ease.
In this thread I may place my regular trips to Umbria: Lago Trasimeno, Perugia, Clitunno’s Springs, Porchiano del Monte, Amelia.
Umbria is a reasuring experience for someone that was born and raised in Tuscany, hence the environment does not differ from the one that has imprinted my childhood, yet is different in proportions and use.
Tuscany has definitely more vineyards, while Umbria has a higher density of olive trees, or at least this is my superficial perception.
Umbria and to be more specific, Porchiano del Monte and Amelia, are the venues for this year’s edition of FELTROSA, the yearly meeting of Italian feltmakers, open to anyone that has little to no experience in feltmaking, the meeting offers a wide range of workshops to choose from.
Along with the lectures and demonstrations this year there will be two different exhibitions, the first and most challenging was open to any artist that could produce an art piece that had to confront with the walls of the small Medieval town. This last saturday the 16th of March 2013 the jury met in Porchiano to choose 5 pieces out of 30 projects.
Caridad Isabel Barragan, visual artist, Lorenzo Mango, university professor, and Cielo Pessione, artist and performer, had to pick the 5 finalists.