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Charity van der Meer
Charity van der Meer graduated in Fashion Design and Knitwear from Nottingham Art and Design University. She moved to the Netherlands in the same year, where she worked in fashion and design and developed her own collection using felting techniques. Charity believes that felt gives her a wide range of creative possibilities, which she pursues by constantly researching and experimenting with new materials and techniques using natural textiles, raw materials and organic fibers. Her Sharit Ethical Fashion collection caught the eye of Li Edelkoort in Paris, where her dresses were used in the collection.
“Felt has given me a chance to express myself beyond the conformity of the traditional felt making and dress making. There are endless possibilities and I am constantly researching new materials and new techniques. All material I use will tell their own story through my pieces,” Charity says. Her aim is to encourage and promote the use of this highly versatile fiber, wool, in knitting and felting. She loves to share her knowledge of felting. “Felt being the oldest fiber technique, it is worth passing on.” In recent years, she has been traveling and teaching all over Europe using found, tried and tested techniques.
Fiber Art, Sewing, Fashion