Friday, March 20, 2015


International tutor Cristina Pacciani of Cricri FELT will teach this class in  Anthem Arizona on May 29-30-31, sign up by sending an email to Kristi Oh, so much looking forward to this, sign in and join me in this colorful adventure!

CRISTINA PACCIANI is an Italian artist who resides in The Netherlands. She is well known for her use of bold colors and haute couture designs in her fashion pieces, as well as in her felt paintings. Her work has been exhibited internationally. 
Since 2013, she collaborates with Dutch haute couture fashion designer Ronald Kolk; in 2014 some of her felt dresses were presented on the catwalk and sold on spot during the opening of the Dutch fashion week. Cristina Pacciani is an international tutor; she speaks fluently Italian, Spanish, Dutch and English, a little French and German.  
During her classes, she likes to inspire the students to discover their own talent and realize personal pieces. She likes to share her profound knowledge of fibers and techniques. 
Cristina is the founder of The Arlecchino Project, an ongoing worldwide art project, and owner of Cricri FELT brand and boutique 

For more information:  
Cristina Pacciani  
Overtoom 303 
1054 JL Amsterdam 
The Netherlands 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Saturday, January 4, 2014

The new challenge is a shark hat.. 10 shark hats... will they be all felt, transformable...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Showcase of the Arts at Angelica Art Gallery

Phoenician Models put together this great show!

Phoenician Models has teamed up with Angelica Art Gallery for their very first Showcase of the Arts!

By: Mikel Florman Photography

Friday, June 24, 2011

VArt: Giveaway Come and play!

This is from my friend Vaida Petreikiene I have a wonderful braclet that she made me in another game. So enter to win these wonderful earings. She also has a great shop on Etsy.

VArt: Giveaway: "Today is my birthday and as birthdays can be not only for receiving gifts but for giving them as well, so... This is the time for my first giveaway in this blog! I would like to present you a simple yet elegant pair of earrings. If you like them - just do not hesitate and take a part in this game!

The rules are very simple:
- follow my blog,
- post about this giveaway (with the picture of earrings and an active link) either on your blog or on your FB,
- leave a comment here, on my blog, with a link to your post.
That's it! Nothing more to do, just those three things ;)
The giveaway will take place on the 30th of June.
Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Next... Felt United Purple Water

Red Phoenix Fire
Purple ?? Water ???
Blue Wind Air

Felt United
October 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fashion Fantastico was wonderful but the waiting is so difficult

The first. The first in the Phoenix West Valley. The first in Arizona. And the first in the Southwest region of the United States. Fashion Fantastico is proud to be the first and only wearable arts event in our little corner of the world. As a community of local artists and performers, Fashion Fantastico hopes to shine a bright light on the amazing creativity and craftsmanship that is infused within our culture. And we invite you see it all unfold on the runway.
I applied for this wearable art event, my first and I was welcomed. I sent a picture and a description of 3 designs. The show was only a month away and I had to get busy. I had one jacket I had made earlier this year.

My goal was to bring felt to the fashion world in Arizona and it is possible that it is actually happening!

Design One

Hat- silk hankies
and Corridale wool
Earings-Corridale wool
Jacket-Merino wool
Top-Corridale wool
Purse-Fin wool
Belt-Corridale wool
Skirt- Merino wool
and silk guaze
Fashion Fantastico 2011 First Place

Modeled by Lindsay Bruhn

The People's Choice Winner
photo by Paul Michael Photography
Design Two
Wind in blue
Hat-Merino wool
Jacket-Merino wool
Earings-Merino wool
and silk cocoons
Dress-Teeswater wool
and silk guaze
Necklace-Merino wool
by Cristina Pacciani
Modeled by Cheryl Thompson
Her first time modeling and she was so good! Her dad and I are very proud.
photo by Paul Michael Photography

Design Three
Earth Kachina
Hat-Fin wool
Jacket- Merino wool
Dress-Merino wool
Jewlrey-Merino wool

Modeled by Tiffany Nicole
Fashion Fantastico 2011 Third Place
photo by Paul Michael Photography

WOW is all I can say, it fit her perfectly and she is such a great model. Completely constructed with her measurments, her first fitting was at the show! WOW I am so proud and excited.