21st Century Textiles


A World of Impossible Textiles

Yulia Badian

Creative Director and Founder

Yulia Badian an award winning Garden designer, Artist and Fibre Fanatic, originally from Vienna, Austria but nowadays very much at home in North London.. She pushes the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to combining materials and techniques. She loves using wool from rare breed sheep, silk in all its forms as well as fibres like horse or human hair. All the wool used in her work is processed from raw fleece and dyed at her studio.

Her work is inspired by her love of nature, geometry, fairytales and has an unashamed feminist agenda. Her installation “woodland boudoir” celebrates mature female sexuality, our wild woman nature during springtime in a Bluebell wood.

The “Mermaid Project” took a close look at what women do to themselves in order to be “good enough for love”. Both were exhibited in London, Dublin and Harrogate.

Her work has been published in the long established German craft magazine “Felt Fun” as well as the Russian glossy “Felt Fashion” and in the book “Felt Passion”.

She felts exclusively with European wool much of it is processes from raw.

Her latest project, a series of glowing objects inspired by jellyfish, origami felted sculptures and luminaries were shown as part of London Design Festival London 2015.

She is passionate and enthusiastic about empowering her students, freely shares her tricks and techniques and encourages playful exploration of what is possible.

Yulia also offers workshops for a maximum of 2 people in Felt making, Silk Painting and Shibori dyeing.

Feel free to contact Yulia about Silkfelt products, workshops, processes or exhibitions.

Studio Silkfelt

Studio Silkfelt in North London