Claudy Jongstra is using far-out materials to make far-out felt and she’s getting commissions, exhibitions and artistic acclaim in the process. Here’s a well-worded summary of her work written by Lisa White (for Interview Magazine); it’s included in the Our Vision section of Jongstr’as website:
Partly primitive, partly animal, part magic, the felt fabrics of Claudy Jongstra are unique in their rough sophistication. Some seem to come straight from the back of the beast, others are worked with a finesse that makes them a statement in raw elegance. For Jongstra uses only raw materials – raw silk, raw linen, raw camelhair, raw cashmere and especially raw wool – which she treats with original techniques that result in some of the most creative felts ever seen. Felt is her instinctive fabric, one she never tires of reinventing.