Felt is an ancient and magical weave of fibres, whose origins date back to the third millennium B.C. when man discovered that, using simple materials, he could obtain a product capable of heating body and soul.
The felt decorations of Laura Chini’s miniskirts are made with simple but precious materials, such as carded or combed wool, to which other natural fibres can be added, in order to obtain those shapes, those colours and all
those particular effects that the artist’s creativity suggests.
The other indispensable ingredients are water, soap and manual skill.
The process is both simple and complex.
The textile fibers are subjected to a real massage with hot water and soap that starts an alchemical reaction in which the acidic substances of which the wool is composed merge with the basic ones of the soap.
Thanks to the heat and pressure of the hands, the patience of the movements and the respect of the right times, the fibres, in contact with each
other, unite in an irreversible way, giving origin to this ancestral fabric.
New forms for an ancient art, handed down from generation to generation and kept alive by the passion of skilled hands.