Fashioning Felt

On View: 
Friday, March 6, 2009 to Monday, September 7, 2009

Fashioning Felt

This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material produced by one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Made by matting together wool fibers with humidity and friction, felting requires little technological expertise but results in an extremely versatile material. The exhibition will begin with historic examples of felts, showcase innovations in handmade felts, and feature contemporary uses of industrial felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings. The exhibition is being organized by Susan Brown, Assistant Curator, Textiles.