on October 5th, 2018 23% discount at Ariane Mariane

Nearly French – celebrating my 23 years

October 5, 1995:  I’m 23 years old and arrive in Paris by night train from Munich to spend 9 months in this beautiful capital and to learn French. 23 years later I'm still here, married to the man of my life with whom I have a wonderful daughter, perfectly bilingual. October 5, 2018 : it’s 23… Read More
Stage feutre 2018 - expérimentation textile

Textile Experimentation Workshop Ariane Mariane

It was blast! Four funky fiber ladies had a lot of fun doing the "Mixed Media Textile art workshop" and I'm very proud of their marvelous work!  In this "Mixed Media class" all students  were artistes. They had met in my art vest classe  two of years earlier. As it was huge fun and the… Read More
Articles sur les propriétés étonnantes du feutre de laine

Felt – an extraordinary man-made textile

  What is felt? Artisanal felt, or nonindustrial wool felt, is a man-made textile created from loosen wool fibers. By rubbing wool fibers with hot water they fuse together into a non-woven nor knitted material. As a 100% natural product, felt has excellent properties: it offers sound & thermal insulation and it is water repellent,… Read More
Laying out wool fibers around a template to show how to make felt around a hollow form felt making.

How to make felt

Wool felt or felted woolt is a non-woven fabric, created by rubbing wool fibers with hot soapy water. Felt is the oldest textile material in the world. It only needs wool fibers and water and friction. Therefor the technique of felting must be prior to weaving or knitting as these techniques use spun yarn. To… Read More

Care instructions for wool and nuno felt wearable art 

Ariane Mariane – art textile / Paris wearable art garments and accessories in wool and nuno felt are very high quality and therefore very easy to care of. First of all:  Wool doesn’t smut easily due to a natural wool fiber protection. Most of the time dirt stains can be peeled of dry. Often it’s by… Read More
advises on free motion embroidery on felt pictures


Free-motion embroidery is a fun technique that transforms your sewing machine into a drawing and writing machine. Nearly all Ariane Mariane -- Textile Art / Paris creations are a combination of hand-crafted felt and embroidery. Free-motion embroidery is an integral part of my art. Throughout the years I have refined my style and developed my… Read More

Retrospective Maria Friese & Ariane Mariane

On March 16th - 2016, the Cultural Center "Anatole France" in Clermont-Ferrand opened  a retrospective show  with felted fiber art from Maria Friese and Ariane Mariane - textile art / Paris. This exhibition was immense honor, a huge encouragement to continue our artistic quest! Maira and I are very good friends for a long time… Read More

Going deeper into Black and White

Black art vest with blueish gray floral design and 3D fabric effects Comme mentionné déjà lors d’un autre article, mon défi pour 2016 est de faire une série de travail en Noir&Blanc. Voici mon dernier gilet d’art - réversible et transformable, comme d'habitude.    Il sera exposé dans une galerie à Paris du 23 au… Read More

Designer clothing Wearable Art

Are you jonesing for a one-of-a-kind outfit, contemporary textile jewelry, sculptural head gear and original handbags? There is one must-see site on the net: Ariane Mariane -Textile Art / Paris! In the online boutique  Ariane Mariane - Textile Art / Paris you will find Wearable Art, contemporary textile jewelry, sculptural FELT HATS and original hand… Read More

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