The sign of VillaVolli represents our handmade wet felted design products and textile artwork made in Saaremaa. In order to get a stronger and denser felted surface, we make use of a felting machine.
For wet felting, we mainly use undyed wool from native Kihnu sheep, an Estonian breed with long traditions. Earthy black, grey, brown and white nuanced tones give a rustic result to the work. Our goal is to find the best suitable products for felting domestic wool.
The design and art pieces of VillaVolli are designed and developed by textile artist Erika Pedak, who experiments with ancient techniques. Interior architect Tambet Pedak and his wife Aet Pedak (a hobby sheep farmer) are also contributing with their ideas while still learning the techniques and possibilities of wet felting. A part of the wool used for felting comes from their farm Riisiku in Saaremaa.
The ram Villa Volli keeps an eye on the farm’s sheep herd. He is still young and with small horns on this photo.