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About 10 years ago, I did a screen-printing course with Kingy Carpenter at Peach Berserk. Her tables were covered in industrial felt that immediately caught my attention.  My tactile sensibilities fell in love with this felt and I started thinking of things that I could make with it. I do this with a lot of materials.  Then a few years later I started to notice felt products appearing in certain stores.  That’s when my love affair was reignited.  The products I found came from a company called FELT. Kathryn Walter is FELT Studio.

When I arrived at Kathryn’s new studio, I commented on how clean it was since I was expecting to see fluff everywhere from her recent project with Johnson Chou.  But Kathryn, ever considerate, cleaned it better than I clean my house! So organized! I was shown her wall of samples.  It was amazing to see how versatile the material is.

Wall of samples

 

Kathryn’s Studio

Kathryn comes from a long line of felt dealers.  In fact, her great-grandfather started importing felt from Germany, which makes it a 100+-year-old family business.  As a sculptural artist, Kathryn found that using this material was a natural progression to her career.

“Felt is sustainable. It’s a renewable resource, like wood and is amazingly durable”.

Kathryn’s work has brought her all over Canada and into the US.  Her small production items can be bought at MADE, the Textile Museum and online.  She works on large-scale commercial and residential projects as well.

On now, you can see Kathryn’s work at the Bulthaup Showroom, 280 King St. E, Suite 100, and at the Gladstone Hotel, with her Patchwork Exhibit.

Bulthaup Showroom

And you can purchase her beautiful felt products on her site here.

 

 

My favourite is the Briefcase. Nah! I love them all!

Cheers!

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I’m starting to develop a felt addiction.

There, I admit it!  Now only 11 more steps to go…

Everywhere I go these days, I look for felted pieces.  Whatever form it comes in: pillows, upholstery, rugs, whatever, I have to have it!  And I’m so excited because I just found a store that sells the industrial kind in different colours.  Get ready for more DIY’s!

But, that’s another story and this post is about the most simply clever use of felt that I’ve found yet.  So utterly simple in design, these pieces are brilliant!

Designed by Kathryn Walter, these Spool Stools are made from industrial felt and foam.  They are very sturdy and can be used as side tables or ottomans.  And she will customize!

Check out Kathryn’s work at FELT Studio.

These pieces are available at MADE Design.  I’ll tell you all about MADE tomorrow.

Cheers!

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