angiegfimmano

I was literally born into textiles in Dalton Georgia USA – the Tufted Textile Capital of the World. My name is Angela Fimmano. After migrating to Australia I studied Dress Design at East Sydney Technical College among the fabulously creative likes of Ross Stay, Barbra Turnbull, Leanne Whitehouse, John Gould, Sally Gibb, Nicholas Huxley………tears, tantrums and tiaras among those imposing sandstone sentinels. Following an exciting career in fashion, textiles and soft furnishings, including a brief stint teaching Textile Appreciation back at ESTC, I became a Mother and settled down to running my husband’s building business and raising our children. In 2012 I attended a workshop at our local community college for Nuno Felting and hit one of those moments in life where I was exactly where I should at just the right time and landed back in textiles - elbow deep in fibres. I was taught the technique by Anita Larkin who was trained by Polly Stirling. Polly and her assistant Sachiko Kotaka - two innovative feltmakers – coined the term Nuno, in Australia in the early 1990s, for this type of felting.