Published on June 30th, 2009 | by Lucille Chi


Fashioning Felt Exhibit Now in New York City at the Cooper Hewitt

New York City’s Cooper Hewitt is highlighting their Fashioning Felt exhibit in a big way. My mind is now filled with ideas about the possibilities of 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.”

I fell for this Felt Ovoid Jacket and Empire Pant look. Isn’t this draped felt suit creative? 

Keep reading for more inspiration:

Wow, just look at the exibit’s spectacular eye-popping “cell rugs” in neon brights.

Felt is a sustainable, soft, flexible and fun fabric! What are some fabulous and artistic felt creations you’ve made? Please share, perhaps it will end up on exhibit at a famous design museum one day, who knows?

Read more about felt crafts here:

Your Sweater!: A Felted Wool Tutorial : Crafting a Green World
And yet, the wool sweater you take home from the thrift store requires some work before it becomes that versatile wool felt. Here’s exactly the work you 

Felt Crafting Helps Close Recycling Loop – Eco-friendly Felt and 3 
One of my favorite recycled craft supplies is Eco-fi-felt from Kunin Group that I used to make a Domo-Kun plush doll for my son. 

Tools to Use: Felt : Crafting a Green World of those materials that reminds me of my childhood. It brings me back to story time and felt boards. 

Fabulous Fabrics: Recycled Felt (And More) From Hart’s Fabric 
recycled felt from soda bottles Kelly posted last week about natural alternatives to icky synthetic fiber..


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About the Author

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level. Sustainability studies: & B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science. Contact: lucillechi (at)

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  3. naab says:

    While I love almost all different kinds of fabric, I never really paid much mind to felt. As a clothing designer, the material just seemed limited until I saw this blog. It left me wanting to hear more.

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