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Elizabeth Abernathy: Natasha Fadeeva Tiny Animals. Wet felted trivet. Stiffening Felt. Felting Hints. Fashioning-Felt at Cooper-Hewitt. Central Library, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2007.

Fashioning-Felt at Cooper-Hewitt

Architect: Jo-Coenen & Co. Architecten. Felt walls designed and made by Claudy Jongstra. Wool, silk. Photo: Peter Cuypers On view March 6–September 7, 2009 This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Photo: Bent Mann Wosk Theater, Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA, 2007–08. Photo: Anne Garrison of Hewitt Garrison Photography “Fashioning Felt” press release The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present the exhibition “Fashioning Felt,” a comprehensive overview of the varied uses of felt in contemporary design, in the first-floor galleries from March 6 through Sept. 7, 2009. Winged Vessel cup. Photo: John Robert Williams Bless You chair.

Photo: Erik Brahl As a raw material, felt offers endless possibilities for designers today. Little Field of Flowers carpet. Photo: Albert Font. How to make a felt rug « Adventures in Wool Addiction. This is an explanation of rug felting based on classes taken with Halima of, Mehmet Girgiz and Theresa May O’Brien, Karen Page, research thru reading various felting books, and personal experimentation.

How to make a felt rug « Adventures in Wool Addiction

This is just enough information to get a felter hooked but how you expand it is up to your imagination. I plan to write a more detailed and formal explanation in the near future. Currently I am researching the felt finds of the Tarim Mummies and various Steppe Nomad grave finds. “The Tarim Mummies”, by Mallory and Mair, reports that the earliest felt rug discovered so far dates from 2600 BC and “was discovered on the floor of a shrine at Beycesultan in Anatolia”. Felt - Willow Mullins. The Felt Belt: History of Felt in the East » Wandering Sheep. The Felt Belt Felt making in the East during the SCA period by Halima bint al-Rabii’, modernly known as Lorna Rankin (Note: If you know me well enough to see me at SCA events, I do have a version of this with pictures that I can show you.

The Felt Belt: History of Felt in the East » Wandering Sheep

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Felted shoes. Playing God. I was lucky enough to win a giveaway recently.

Playing God

It was an unusual giveaway in that Caroline was looking for a pattern tester for her Solar System felting kit. Caroline creates the most wonderful wet felted and needle felted kits and sells them in her Etsy shop. The deal was that I had to give the kit a go and provide her with some feedback on her instructions. I've wanted to give wet felting a go for a while so I jumped at the chance and was thrilled when I won. I was excited when the kit arrived. Some action shots! And here she is! This is what the roving looks like. Here we have Venus, Earth, Mercury, Pluto and Mars. Unusually colored soles - Great idea for handmade shoes. My boots. Felt cafe japan - japanese craft guide. This book is a the edition of isbn 9784277563109 animal mascots, with a new cover (above), but the same projects. here's the cover from the former edition, isbn 9784277563109 animal mascots. this book is the cutest japanese craft book yet. full of wacky and adorable needlefelted critters, including the postal donkey (below) which might be my favorite. it includes 19 main projects, and several of them include many variations. the projects have very whimsical titles, and include relevant props to create the unique animal personalities. for the sheer variety of projects, this book is amazing. add in the incredible cuteness factor and the quirky characters (why is the donkey a postal worker?

felt cafe japan - japanese craft guide

Why does the rabbit have a wheeled basket of doughnuts? 72 pages. flickr set of the older edition (isbn 9784277563109) here, and new edition (isbn 9784072689103) here. Further exploration for my ArtL!nks project. Is more surface detail ever less??? « Clasheen by Nicola Brown. You know the saying ‘less is more’ but do you think that the opposite holds and would it be possible to say that ‘more is less’ at times as well???

Further exploration for my ArtL!nks project. Is more surface detail ever less??? « Clasheen by Nicola Brown

If ever this were the case the experiments I have been felting this week incorporating mohair might hold true to that principle, I am inclined to have a sneaking liking for them while Carmen is quite unreserved in her horror! Before I start to talk about these pieces let me say that I have also felted a white Icelandic wool and silk vessel (great as a lampshade!) Which I have stiffened on the inside with lightly diluted PVA glue. Success!!! Thin felt vessel stiffened on the inside with PVA I used the same template as the medium sized white, brown and orange vessel from earlier in the course of this ArtL!

Now, on to my ‘more is less’ experimenting. Plenty of colour and texture going on here! Like this: Like Loading... Another ArtL! How to make a wet felted pod/vessel using a resist. Mug rug with craft template.