Feral Fabric Journal
is a scholarly periodic journal highlighting radical textile production in art, activism, and countercultural movements. 

Feral Fabric Projects is the collaborative work of artists Paulina Berczynski and Amanda Walters. We bring forward ideas, conversations, and workshops that combine our interests in textiles, contemporary art, and personal and cultural transformation. 

We have led textile-based workshops and projects with institutions including Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley Art Center, Southern Exposure’s Youth Advisory Council, and NIAD Art Center. In 2020-2022 Feral Fabric also worked on Story Quilts, a narrative quilting and DIY craft project with unhoused community in the Bay Area. Feral Fabric supports critical thinking about capitalist and socially-normative structures, and promotes inclusion of people and progressive voices and values. Since 2018 we have published our online periodic Feral Fabric Journal. 

Paulina Berczynski is an artist and designer born in Łódż, Poland. Her work combines varied influences including occupied Poland of the 1960-80s, folk arts and crafts, domestic textiles, and a California, back-to-the-land sensibility. She received her MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts, and her BFA in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Berczynski maintains a collaborative crafts-based relational project with artist Amanda Walters, and has written about radical textiles for Feral Fabric Journal and Textile: A Journal of Cloth and Culture (based in the UK). In 2023, she completed a Fulbright Grant to Poland, where she did academic research and made artwork related to radical textiles from the time of Poland’s occupation by Russia in the 1960-80s. She recently led textile-based encounters in Łódż, Poland and in Berlin, Germany, and is looking forward to an upcoming residency at Prelinger Library, San Frasncisco, California.

Amanda Walters is a writer, sculptor, and textile artist from south Florida. Her work explores the strange and well manicured history of her home state, the intersections of landscape and capitalism, social ecology, and the fantasies embedded in tourism. Walters received her MFA in Studio Practice and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts, and her BFA with emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Berkeley Art Center, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco Arts Commision, and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, among other places.

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