Monday, August 31, 2009

Etsy Treasury

Etsy treasury that features my scarf created my Mary from vantidesigns . Visit it here .

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

FeltUnited-International Day of Felt-October 3rd 2009

2009 is the United Nation's International Year of Natural Fibres. On October 3rd, 2009 - feltmakers from around the globe will celebrate by joining together and displaying their felt. It will be the first annual International Day of Felt. The theme for this year will be a slice of the colour wheel, yellow through red. See call for artists for more info.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Product Design by Takehiro Ando

Takehiro Ando is the designer of wide range of 3-D objects, interior products and art space. The products he designs are very simple and functional. His designs are made of laser cut industrial felt. You can order a kit and create something of your own. I absolutely love the lamps.

Photoes courtesy of Takehiro Ando

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Stidoc Textiel Festival 2010

Deadline October 1. Juried. International textile competition on the theme of Sporen (Tracks, traces) to be held at Pieterschurch, Leiden, the Netherlands March 24-28 2010. Tracks are visible references or remainders of something that once was. Open to all techniques and materials, format is limited in size to 20"x20" (50cmX50cm) for 2-D work and 14" (35cm) in any direction for 3-D (both including finishing). For more info and registration email at or visit the website here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Felt Piece from the Workshop with Karoliina and Rod

Here're my works that I made during the 3 day felting workshop with Karoliina and Rod. When I first heard they're comming I signed up right away. I thought it's going to be fun to meat such wonderful feltmakers. I got familiar with Karoliina's work long time ago and was really admiring it. I didn't expect to learn that much during the workshop to tell the truth, it's amazing. So if you ever have a chance to take their workshop don't even think twice do take it, it's so worth it. We used finn wool, which I think is so great for felting, it felts like a dream. Also we were required to have design ready, surprisingly I started thinking about the design right away as soon as I signed up and had the sketch ready with colour selections. It really helps when you make sketches, usually I don't, just go with a flow.

sample 11"X12" (28cmX30.5cm)
the actual piece 20"X32" (50cmX80cm)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Studio Dror: Peacock Chair for Cappellini

The Peacock Chair is Studio Dror's first collaboration with Italian furniture manufacturer Cappellini. Designed by Dror Benshetrit, the chair's form is created out of three sheets of felt and a minimal metal frame. The folds of the felt are woven tightly to form a structured lounge chair, with no sewing or upholstery involved.
Looks like industrial felt to me gathered together to create those folds.
Photoe courtesy of Cappellini

Friday, August 7, 2009

Etsy Finds: Live and Let Dye

Recently my hand-dyed scarf was featured in the Etsy blog Storque. The whole post was about hand-dyed finds wheather it's yarn, fabric or leggings. Read the whole post here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Karoliina Arvilommi Felt Design Finland

The first time I saw Karoliina Arvilommi's works I was so amazed. Such distinct designs, you really can't confuse them with anybody else's. I'm very excited to take her 3 day workshop tomorrow. It's going to be my first ever workshop that I take, since I'm a self taught, should be fun...

Photoes courtesy of Karoliina Arvilommi.