Anye Tang makes decorations and keyrings from wool felt. He is crazy about making weird and lovely stuff.
We asked Anye a few questions about his work...
When did you first start wool felting and how did you get into it?
In my high school art class we learnt how to make felt, but that was quite a long time ago. Last year I wanted to make a special gift for my girlfriend and when thinking hard about what to make I remembered what I learnt from felt and decided to try this hobby again, I realised that I was actually really interested in making things from felt and continued to make more and more.
Your designs are quite unusual and in your own words a bit ‘weird’ where do you get your inspiration from?
I am fascinated by online culture, often my ideas and themes are taken from the internet and then given their own mood.
What is your favourite felt piece you’ve made and why?
The dancing cyber-baby that I have made, because it was my first attempt to combine mechanical toys with my felt work and I am very satisfied with the results.
How long does it take to make one usually?
There is no certain amount of time, it’s about my feeling, because when I am in a good mood, I can make it faster!
What do you find the hardest part of making a wool felt piece?
The hardest part is finding the subject I want to make and then continuing to create it.