Feltinelli is my Trade Name I made up and registered combining Felt and Nelli.
Here is my short Bio.
Nelly Kouzmina is a Fiber Artist working with natural fibers and dyes creating variety of pieces from wall art to wearable and accessories, exploring broad possibilities of felt making. Her work is original, one of a kind, and inspired by nature.
She started working with fibers in 2012, and developed her own style and techniques creating unique hand made textile - felt.
Nelly participates in various juried art shows in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.
Her work was selected for the show “Fashion. Fabric. Fibers”, New Hope Arts Council, February 2016, Fashion Show at National Textile Show in Oaks, PA, September 2016, and latest "Fashion. Fabric. Fibers", New Hope, in May of 2017
Her collections are sold in Trenton State Museum store, Trenton City Museum Boutique, East 28 Gallery, Burlington, NJ, Red Tulip Gallery, New Hope, PA, and Gallery 23, Blairstown, NJ.
She is invited to participate in pop-up art galleries supporting Home Front called ArtJam 2016, 2017, and WoW Gallery,2016, 2017, in Princeton, NJ.
In July of 2015 Nelly had her first solo exhibit in Plainsboro library Art Gallery, NJ.
In June of 2017 she has her second personal exhibit there.
She is a member of
International Association of Feltmakers IFA based in U.K. http://www.feltmakers.com/,
Member of Northeast Guild of Feltmakers, U.S.: http://northeastfeltmakersguild.org/works/malahit-nuno-felt-dress/, Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen, PA http://www.bucksguild.org/, Trenton City Museum at Ellaslie, NJ: http://ellarslie.org/, West Windsor Art Council, NJ: http://www.westwindsorarts.org/, Artists of Yardley (AOY), PA: http://www.artistsofyardley.org/.
Nelly got numerous awards as
Best in Fiber Art - Trenton City Museum at Ellaslie Open XXXI, May, 2014,
1st Place/ Fine Arts & Crafts - Highland Park Art Show, NJ, 2014,
Honorable Mention at Ellarslie Open 34 in 2017.
Best in Show, 1st Place - New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival, September 2014, 2nd place 2015, 1st place 2016.
Nelly teaches workshops and classes at Plainsboro Township, Lawrenceville, Artists of Yardley, PA, West Windsor Arts Center, Trenton City Museum, ArtWorks Trenton, Grounds for Sculpture.
FELTMATTERS. Magazine of International Association of Feltmakers (U.K.).
December 2014 Issue. Spotlight on America article.
World Wide Colors of Felt. Book article. Holland (2016).