Friday, August 31, 2012

Designers and Felt: Alyssa McMurter

Circle Time Mats


Lately, we've had the pleasure of working with the lovely Alyssa McMurter! A local rug designer and mother in Ontario, who has used our felt to design and create her latest collection, Tiptoe Rugs! We asked Alyssa a few questions about the collection and this is what she shared with us!

Building Blocks Rug

What inspired your felt collection?

I wanted a soft floor covering that would be made of natural fibres and simple to maintain when my son was learning to crawl. The luxurious feel of wool, felt’s ability to withstand daily life with children, and the overall natural integrity of wool felt were all very appealing, so I tried it out at home. I was thrilled with the performance, and developed some simple, timeless rug designs to enhance other children’s spaces as well.

Magic Carpet

Can you describe your process from concept to final products?

The designs are cut from your choice of 21 vibrant colours of Merino wool felt, and are shipped within 1-2 weeks. Custom shapes can be created to accent a specific space or motif.

Circle Time Mats

What is your favourite felt item?

My favourite felt item is any piece that has found a second (or third) life in a new shape. For example: A large felt rug can be cut into several smaller rugs when a room layout changes. An area rug becomes a bedroom runner, a bath mat, and some play mats with some well planned snips.

Magic Carpet

What is next for Alyssa McMurter? Any thing with felt?

Tiptoe Rugs will be featuring new designs throughout the coming season, and showcasing how they are being used in different settings. Tell us about a space you would like to improve with a Tiptoe Rug.

All featured products have been designed and created by Alyssa McMurterAll images were provided by Alyssa McMurter. Felt and custom cutting is available at The Felt Store.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Name this Felt Bag!



Like any new product, this new bag needs a name! We want to know what you would call this stylish new wool felt bag. Let us know in the comment section below!

The latest addition to our felt collection transforms from flat felt to a stretch bag. Carry your everyday items including groceries, supplies and your personal belongings with this natural and stylish bag. Made of 100% merino wool felt, this bag has little to no waste material making it an ideal purchase for the eco-conscious shopper. Comfortable enough to hang on the shoulder, it is light weight, yet soft to touch and strong for all of your belongings. Cut to perfection with the consumer in mind this innovative technology allows the bag to change shape by stretching to accommodate the load as you add items to the bag. Once you’re done with this chic bag it can be easily stored without taking up any space at all until your next outing. Watch heads turn with this trend setter. This bag completes any look with effortless style. This bag measures 28" x 21.25" x 0.12" (71.12cm x 53.98cm x 0.3cm) when flat.





Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back To School 2012

It is that time of year again and we have a small treat for all friends of The Felt Store!

Take a look at our Back To School Promo video featuring some of our amazing Felt Products for Back To School.


Featured Products include:

Felt Alphabet Stickers

The Felt Alphabet Stickers are a fun learning tool for teachers and kids! These packs include 81, 2 inch letters and numbers that can easily be peel and stick to almost any surface. Teach your kids or students to spell, count, add or decorate their walls and doors with these felt pieces. Made of 100% Acrylic Felt and adhesive backed, these letters will go where magnets cannot. Available in many different colours.

Felt Bookmarks

Keep track of your pages with these eco-friendly felt bookmarks, made from our 3 mm designer felt. The bookmarks measure approximately 10 in. in length and are available in three different unique designs: GOOD LUCK – with a four-leaf clover shaped decoration in Kelly green, SPRING TIME – a butterfly shaped decoration in yellow, and IN LOVE – a heart shaped decoration in bright red. *BOOK IS NOT INCLUDED*

Felt Pencil Case

The Felt Store's pencil case combines eco-friendly design with functionality and keeps your pens and pencils together. The pencil case is made from 3mm natural gray felt and its edges are finished with a red-threaded stitching. Insert your pens and pencils into the slits to prevent them from moving around. Roll up the case and wrap around the elastic strap sewn to one side of the case to keep everything together. The felt pencil case measures approx. 7.5" in height and 12" in width. *PENS ARE NOT INCLUDED*

Felt Laptop Sleeve

This style of Laptop sleeve is constructed of 5mm thick industrial gray felt, and features a secure colored flap. This laptop sleeve is perfect for anyone who wants a stylish, innovative way to protect their laptop! The flap is secured with strong Velcro, ensuring your laptop will stay safely protected. The laptop sleeve measures 15" x 10.5"(381mm x 266.7mm), with the flap measuring approximately 7.5"(190.5mm) wide. This size of sleeve can accommodate 13"(330.2mm) wide monitor laptops.

Felt iPad Sleeve

This Ipad Sleeve is constructed of 5mm thick industrial gray felt, and features a secure colored flap. This Ipad Sleeve is perfect for anyone who wants a stylish, innovative way to protect their Ipad! The flap is secured with strong Velcro, ensuring that your Ipad will stay safely protected. The size of this sleeve is 9" x 13"(228.6mm x 330.2mm) it can accommodate any Ipad.

Felt Multimedia Case

This style of Multimedia case features a stylish off center stitch on the right and one sharp corner on the lower left. This style resembles a slight wave, and is perfect for those trendsetters who require something edgy to protect their phones, PDAs, cameras or GPS devices. The case measures 3.5" x 5"(88.9mm x 127mm), large enough to accommodate most portable devices, and is 100% virgin wool designer felts with an industrial felt back.

Felt Sketchbook Cover

The Felt Sketchbook features a stylish removable felt book cover that fits any notebook or novel measuring 9" x 6"(228.6mm x 152.4mm). Or, use it as a mini file folder! The sketchbook is hardcover, and has quality blank pages inside- perfect for sketching or note taking.

Felt Messenger Bag

The simply stylish messenger bag is made of high quality, durable felt. The messenger bag features a cotton strap, Velcro secured flap, a section for pens, notes and a mobile phone. Perfect for use as a purse or a briefcase. Approximately 11" x 12"(304.8mm x 279.4mm) and 2"(50.8mm) deep.

All of these products and more are available at www.thefeltstore.com. Special thanks to Sarah Paul, Franziska Brand and Allia Akhtar for the video. Music: Sousa Liberty Bell Marchby Harry Standing

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Chat on The Felt Store!

We're testing out a new chat system for our website. Come let us know what you think! If you have questions about our products or where to find something we are here to help!


Simply click on the Live Chat button on the left hand side of your screen that looks like the picture below.
A chat window will appear similar to the one seen in the image below!
So come on over and pick our brains about all that beautiful felt and other natural products or just say hey at The Felt Store!

Please note that the chat is only available during office hours from Monday to Friday, 9:00A.M. EST - 5:00P.M. EST. This is also a testing period so please let us know if you experience any difficulties, tell us if you like it, don't like it and what you would prefer!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Creative Felt Uses!

The Felt Store is constantly on the search for new ways of using our felt. Felt is a natural textile that easily lends itself to multiple environments and uses, from home decor and furniture protection to children's toys and office accessories. For this blog post we have decided to focus on some of our most versatile products. Enjoy and be inspired.


 

Available in multiple sizes and can be purchased individually or as a set of three. Our gray storage baskets are made of industrial felt and are sturdy and strong. These baskets are great for storing children's toys, kitchen items, plants, craft materials and more. 
  



This simple industrial felt cushion has many practical uses and is easy to carry along to family soccer matches, outdoor picnics, or other outdoor functions. It also is a nice home addition for covering chairs or cushioning your feet when standing for longer periods of time. The cushion is 1/4 inch thick and measures 17.5 inch in length and 15 inch in width. 


 



The Felt Honeycomb Bag is made of 100% wool perforated felt, stitched together in rows with colored thread. This bag is perfect for picnics, beach outings, books and binders, or just about anything. The perforated nature of the bag makes the interior visible for outsiders and makes the bag great for grocery shopping or libraries.




Our Mini Messenger Bag is a great everyday accessory. You can use it as a sewing kit, carry daily essentials, protect your portable hardware devices, cameras, toiletries, and whatever else comes to mind. The bag is made out of 3mm natural gray felt and comes with a detachable strap, giving you the option to wear it over the shoulder or as a clutch.