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Monogram guides


The numbers, letters, and monograms taught and illustrated in manuals and pattern books were used by a wide variety of craftsmen, including engravers, wood carvers, painters, and embroiderers—as seen in samplers and in other forms of domestic embroidery. A twentieth-century example shows an intermediate step between hand and machine embroidery: felt embroidery forms of the alphabet, such as those distributed through Crowley’s Department store in Detroit, were used as a raised guide, to be covered with embroidered stitches for the embellishment of household linens.
embroidery, felt, pattern book

Experiencing surface design


Perhaps you are familiar with his stage sets for Hairspray... Or, you noticed his designs for the 2009 and 2010 Academy Awards... Or, you've ventured to any number of the restaurants his designs have helped make a destination: Nobu, Bar Americain, or Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis New York...
wallcoverings, David Rockwell, contemporary design, craft, felt, National Design Award

Cooper-Hewitt: Fashioning Felt


Fashioning Felt on view Mar 6 through Sept 7, 2009 at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. This exhibition explores the varied new uses of felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings.
Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, felt, fiber, friction, fashion, product, furniture, wool

Cooper-Hewitt: Brand Felt of Canada


Industrial felt production at Brand Felt of Canada Toronto, Canada, 2008. Produced by Cooper-Hewitt with the cooperation of Brand Felt of Canada
felt, Fashioning Felt, industrial, Brand Felt of Canada, fiber, friction, steam, carding

Cooper-Hewitt: JA Felt


Making the Palace Yurt felts at the studio of JA Felt Centralia, Washington, 2008. Fllmed by Paul Moore. Courtesy of JA Felt
felt, Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, JA FELT, Centralia, Washington, organza, fiber, Janice Arnold, wool

Cooper-Hewitt: Felt Makers-Terelj, Mongolia


Filmed by Chrtstine Martens. Made with the support of the Asian Cultural Council Fashioning Felt presents an extraordinary range of felt. From two-dimensional carpets to three-dimensional environments, each work reveals the virtuosity of both the material and the designers. The exhibition and book focus on felt that has been produced by traditional hand- or machine-felting processes; they exclude non-woven felt and techniques, in order to underscore the essential elements of feltmaking — wool fiber, agitation, moisture, and pressure.
Mongolia, wool, felt, Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, yurt, sheep, fiber, camel, horse, friction, Terelj, Christine Martens

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. 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. 
Fashioning Felt, felt, textiles, exhibitions, Susan Brown, textile design, product design, fashion design, Architecture, home furnishings, ch:exhibition=35350951
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Tangible Tuesdays: Felted Signal Processing


Brooklyn-based design duo Felted Signal Processing creates plush, alien-looking synths and sensors that make noise on contact. Sisters Lara and Sarah Grant combine their skills in art, fashion and engineering to perform their outlandish experiments in “electronic textiles.”
Felted Signal Processing, felt, Brooklyn, electronic, textiles, Lara Grant, Sarah Grant, sisters, synths, sensors, Interaction Design

Claudy Jongstra at the U.N.


Dutch designer Claudy Jongstra recently showcased her tapestries of raw wool and silk here in New York at the United Nations.
Claudy Jongstra, felt, Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, tapestries, wool, silk, United Nations, sustainability, Preservation, biodiversity

Felt in Haiti


I had the pleasure of meeting recently with Ton Vriens, a Dutch documentary filmmaker and journalist who, through his foundation Turtle Tree, is working with women in Haiti to develop a felt-making co-operative, with the goal of achieving economic and social independence for the members of the self-governed group.
Haiti, felt, collective, women, Tom Vriens, Dutch, documentary, filmmaker, journalist, Turtle Tree, foundation, economic, social, independence, poverty, Fanm Veret Wi Nou Kapab!, Women of Verrettes Yes We Can Do It, grant, Andalusia, spain, Business, training, product development, American, makers, workshops, needlework, organic, wool, source, soft, import, equipment, iPhone, iPod, laptop, covers

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