Sangit Tafelmaier is a local felt Artist, living and working on the Tablelands.
Sangit grew up in an artist family in Germany. Her life has always been centered arou
nd creating: painting, drawing, sewing and knitting clothes, cooking food – it didn’t matter, it all involved the act of ‘making stuff’.
She then learnt wet felting 10 years ago in the South of WA and immediately knew that she found her ultimate medium. Basically she has not stopped creating items made from felt since then!
Colours and textures are her main source of inspiration. Wool and silk tops come in the most brilliant colours and she uses them skillfully and originally. Nature and country are another major influence on her work.
Sangit loves being able to work with good quality Australian Merino wool. The tactile sensation of working with the wool fibers is a deeply satisfying experience. She often combines the wool with silk or other natural fibers like bamboo or soja to create interesting surfaces, textures and shades.
A lot of Sangit’s pieces are ‘Wearable Art’: hats, scarves, shawls, vests, brooches, jackets and bags. Her big passion however is to create wall hangings, small sculptures and felted ‘paintings’.