Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Why We Love Cork

Like felt, cork is a renewable resource and is constantly being rediscovered in the home, workplace and other venues. It is a warm and light material that is made out of bark from cork trees; making it unique because cork bark can be harvested while allowing new bark to grow in its place without killing or damaging the trees. This makes every tree a renewable source of raw material, and cork a favourite for environmentally conscious consumers. Have a look at some of our latest cork products and see for yourself.

Furnish your kitchen with our latest cork trivets. Our classic round cut comes in two sizes and fits nicely into any setting. Simply slide our hot pad under any pot or pan and protect your kitchen surfaces from being damaged. Cork is a naturally water resistant material and is easily wiped down for re-use  

Serve your food in style with our twisted cork hot pads. This simple design is available in square and rectangular form. It can easily hang on kitchen walls, and be used to protect your household surfaces from scratches or burns.

Our oval shaped trivets are an essential part of the eco-conscious home owner. With two sturdy handles on either side, these trivets are convenient for transporting hot dishes from the kitchen straight to your dining table. 

Decorate your home with our cutlery trivet set, or use to serve hot dishes. This quaint cork item has multiple uses and is a perfect addition to your kitchen. Cork is a naturally light weight material making it easy to hang up or store away.

Our Rectangular Cork Tray is a great eco-friendly and contemporary way to serve fresh beverages and other delectable items! The cork tray is made from 100% fine grain cork and is about 13" long, 9" wide and 1.25" thick in dimension.

Our Cork Triple Bottle is available in two sizes and is the perfect item for storing your cooking oils or creams and lotions in your spa or bathroom. Each bottle is equipped with a fine cork stopper to ensure the saving of savoury scents and long use.

Cork is a moisture resistant material, which prevents the build up of mould or mildew on the cork itself. This makes it the perfect protective mat in saunas or bathrooms, providing a non-slip surface to step onto. The natural cork colour fits into almost any decor. Our cork is easily wiped down with a damp cloth.

Cork insoles are made from 100% natural cork. Slip these insoles into your shoes for added cushioning and shock absorption. Cork insoles are also highly absorbent, durable and are naturally odour resistant, making them the ideal choice for any shoe. These insoles are 2.5mm thick and available in multiple sizes.

The Felt Store's cork memo board is the perfect solution for your organizational needs.  Equip your office, kitchen or play room with one of these, and keep track of your day to day activities. Available in two different sizes and easily wiped down with a cleaning cloth.

The Cork Mouse pad is made of fine grained cork, and is great for use with any mouse, and on any desk! Add life to your cubicle, office or home computer desk with this all natural mouse pad. The Cork Mouse pad measures 9” square with rounded edges, for a clean modern look. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wool, Felt and Winter

Not only is felt a naturally stylish product, it can also be one of the warmest textiles around.  Felt may be made of synthetic and/or natural fibers such as acrylic (synthetic) or wool (natural). Wool is considered to be one of natures best insulators and we have got some wonderful products to show you made with wool. Wool fibers contain tiny pockets of air which provide both insulation and a ventilation, making it perfect for this winter season!

First on our list, our Thermal Wool socks come in a variety of styles and colours, ranging in different wool blends to ensure warmth and a comfortable fit for different outdoor activities or simply lounging at home. Take a look at all of our socks for your perfect fit!

Combine your socks with our felt insoles to prevent getting cold feet this winter.  We offer a variety of different styles that are available for children to adults and are great for keeping those toes warm and dry.

Our Boot Liners will really keep your feet toasty. Available in multiple styles and wool blends ensuring warmth for even the most extreme conditions.

Our Bronco felt slippers will provide you with the highest comfort for your feet, perfect for lounging around the house. Made out of a 100% wool felt sole and backed with durable leather. Available in sizes Small (9.5" long), Medium (10.5" long) and Large (11.5" long) and come in colours Black, Brown and Natural White.

Zip-Slips are convenient slippers that stack flat and zip up quickly to provide comfort and protection from cold/hard floors. Zip-Slips are extremely warm and are perfect for the frequent traveller, or to just wear around the house. Made out of 100% durable wool, and the large slippers will fit feet up to men's size 10.

E-Z Slippers are true to their name, easy to assemble and disassemble making them a simple stow-away item and perfect for a winter house guest or frequent traveller. Made of 50% polyester, 50% wool, available in single pairs or packs of four.

7) Wool Mittens

Our men's natural gray heavyweight mittens are made of 85% pure wool and 15% nylon which ensure extra warmth and comfort. Perfect for extraneous winter activities and fit nicely inside leather mittens.

8) Felt Seat Cushion 

Our felt seat cushion is made out of 1/4" thick natural grey felt and is great for adding an extra layer of comfort to your chair. Remove and place on cold surfaces around the house or bring with you to family hockey matches.

Our clip up felt carrier is made out of natural gray felt and comes in a variety of practical styles that make transporting heavy items a breeze. Avoid getting wood chips or newsprint over your clothing when carrying awkward items like firewood or newspaper. Also great as a protective pad for home surfaces.

Our beautiful felt area rugs are soft on the feet and elegant to look at. Made out 100% Marino wool and available in multiple colours, making it a perfect accessory to brighten up your living space.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Felt Etsy Monday!

Happy New Year to all of our friends and family from The Felt Store!

We are starting the year off with some lovely new finds on Etsy! We love to see what everyone makes with felt and there is no shortage of creativity and adaptations of all these different and wonderful products and ornaments that everyone comes up with. We just can't get enough of the exciting things that people can make! So if you are looking for an idea of things to make with felt or looking for a great gift or new item for your home this is a great place to start!

1. Under the Sea Themed Felt Childrens Play Set ... Fish, Shark, Stingray, Submarine, Whale

Here is a really fun way of introducing felted animals to your kids! We really love the vibrant colours and shapes of these sea creatures. These are part of The Handmade Collection by KATUCK! Check out the shop on Etsy for some other exciting felt products!

Felted Acorns are all the rage lately and these little guys are true gems! These are great ornaments and decorations for your home or desk to add a bit of warmth and nature to your everyday life. These are made by ZMFelt. Take a look at their Etsy shop for more felted products!

Have you had your daily dose of silly today? This made us chuckle when we saw these fancy staches, monocles, bow ties and glasses. Handmade by Christine Moore.

There are never enough choices for handbags and this is no exception. This is a beautiful take on the everyday tote bag made of felt. We love it! Handmade by BurlapDesign.

Mobiles are mesmerizing and soothing sculptural pieces that are just a dream to have in any home for children and adults. This is a lovely felted mobile made by A Penchant for Pretty.

We all have a million things that need to be toted around or stored away and this is a great option to store your knick knacks or carry everything at once! Check out all the great colour choices! Made by mlmxoxo.

We can`t help but smile when we see this pillow. Nuri the French Bulldog will surely add a laugh to your day. Made by Cuore, check out all of their animal pillows!

We love these gaming console cases. This particular Nintendo Case is made for your iPhone and/or iPod. Check out more great cases on Etsy at RabbitRampage.

We love all of these cute felt characters available on DreamingInCraft Etsy Shop! Check out all the fun and their frazzles too!

And of course! Yours truly, The Felt Store. for all of your naturally stylish products for your home, industry and design such as this large felt storage basket!