Martien van Zuilen


Martien van Zuilen is a felt artist and tutor living in Perth, Australia. She exhibits her high-quality and distinctive felt art nationally and internationally. Since the late 1980s she has delivered felt-making workshops at all levels of experience; throughout Australia, in Europe and throughout the USA. Martien runs the artisan dyeing studio Colourant Dyeworks, is the founder of the Victorian Feltmakers, the current editor of Felt (Australia’s national felting magazine) and the Convenor of Fibres West Inc. 

All this makes for a busy and creative life! In 2013, she completed her PhD in Anthropology with an ethnographic thesis on the significance of women’s textile art in Australia. Martien’s artwork is published in numerous international publications, including Showcase 500 Art Necklaces (book), Textile Fibre Forum, Felt Matters, ViltKontakt, Fiber Art Now, Yurts Tipis and Benders (book), FELT, verFilzt Und zugeNäht, Pots and Pods for Feltmakers, Adventures in the Third Dimension (E-book), and Worldwide Colours of Felt (book). 

www.martienvanzuilen.com








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