Cooper-Hewitt: JA Felt

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Making the Palace Yurt felts at
the studio of JA Felt
Centralia, Washington, 2008.
Fllmed by Paul Moore.
Courtesy of JA Felt

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.

On view at Cooper-Hewitt March 6—September 7, 2009