Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Vessel Project

The Felt Store is always interested to see what can be done with our felt. We recently had the pleasure of working with Susan Schwartz, a professor at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, School of Applied Technology – Interior Decorating and the students of DEC 404 – Interior Decorating Class 2011. The Felt Store provided some of our remnant felt for the challenge of creating a “Vessel” from our felt. We were pleasantly surprised to see the results of the “Vessel Project”, which we would like to share with everyone! In the weeks to come we will be showcasing some of the vessels created by the students. We would like to thank Humber College and Susan Schwartz for allowing us to work with the College and program on this fantastic project. We would also like to thank all of the students for participating and generously providing images and information regarding their project. Congratulations to all of the students on a job well done!

Our first feature is on Carla Davidson, a recent graduate from Humber College, here is her vessel, “The Running Felt.”

Carla Davidson seemed to have a load of fun making this project. The Running Felt was made with kids in mind, taking an iconic shoe and making it into a vessel for odds and ends such as shoe laces, pens, pencils, or any small knick knacks or doo dads that kids always seem to have. This is an ideal vessel for kids rooms, nurseries, day cares or as props in productions or in stores! It serves both a utilitarian purpose while adding a vibrant pop of colour and spunk, perfect for kids of any age!

Materials Used
- Remnant Felt
- Green Card Board
- Foam Core
- 7/16” Grommets
- White Shoe Laces

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at! If you would like to contact the designer, Carla Davidson directly e-mail her at