Friday, November 23, 2012

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

Hello Everyone! 

It's Black Friday yayyy! Sales, Sales, Sales!! (jumping up for joy :D) While you guys are out bargain hunting don't forget to check out The Felt Store website within the comforts of your own home and skip all that crowd!

If you guys missed out on our Halloween Sale, make sure to take advantage of our weekend long Black Friday Coupon which allows you to save 15% on all purchase worth $50. This is a limited time offer, runs from Nov 23, 2012- Nov 28, 2012 (12:00 am) 

Check out: www.thefeltstore.com and enter in Coupon Code: TFSBLKFRI2012 
Contact us at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com for further details or questions regarding our promotion. 



*subject to change without any notice. This can only be used once per customer and cannot be combined with any other coupon code. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Felt Vessel Project Fall 2012 - Fashion Accessories

The Felt Store has been presenting the Vessel Project winners of the Dec 321.02 Interior Decorating Class at Humber College. The project is in collaboration with professor Susan Schwartz and her students. This week we are featuring some Fashion Accessories!

Alva Au, “2-Way Clutch”



The 2-Way Clutch takes a classic accessory and turns it into a chic statement piece for your outfit. This clutch features a soft wave-like weave on one side, and flips over into a natural grey wool facade for added versatility. The inside of the clutch is lined with an off-white cotton fabric for a cohesive look inside and out. Alva showed true skill and craftsmanship with her machine and hand stitching. This clutch is not only reversible but can be worn in any season with almost any outfit. Perfect with a little black dress!

Materials Used:
Industrial Felt
Cotton Lining
Zip Closure

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com or contact the designer, Alva Au, at alva_au@hotmail.com.


Maheen Waheed, “Cloudy Hat”



Maheen's inspiration for the Cloudy Hat is a combination of "Pirate Hats" and "fancy British Hats"! This hat is truly a Fascinator that made us look! The primary material is of course, wool felt that has been meticulously cut, shaped and strategically placed to entice you. Maheen died the smaller felt pieces using purple and green food colouring. This is entirely possible due to the high wool content of the felt used. The Cloudy Hat is both machine and hand stitched using aluminium wire on the edges to give the hat the perfect curves and shape. We love how Maheen interpreted this project and took it beyond the traditional concepts.Materials Used:
Industrial Felt
Designer Felt
Aluminium Wire
Ribbon

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com or contact the designer, Maheen Waheed, at maheen_mano17@hotmail.com.


Arturo Arredondo Miranda, “Ammonite Purse”



Arturo took inspiration from Origami Figures to make the Ammonite Purse. Using natural wool felt and a little imagination, Arturo was able to construct a functional purse using an earth tone colour palette. The Ammonite Purse features a large compartment to fit all of your day to day items as well as a painted wooden handle. The ridges at the base of the bag mimic the ribbed, spiral shape of Ammonites.The curves of the Ammonite can be seen in the shape of the bag, how the colours of the felt interact with each other and in the handle.

Materials Used:
Industrial Felt
Designer Felt
Zip Closure
Wood Handles

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com or contact the designer, Arturo Arredondo Miranda, at a.arredondo.miranda@gmail.com.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Vessel Project 2012 - Backpacks

The Felt Store has been presenting the Vessel Project of the DEC 321.02 Interior Decorating Class at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. This post is part 2 of the project in collaboration with Professor Susan Schwartz and her students. This week we are excited to focus on a variety of creative backpacks, we hope you enjoy!

Norma AjuBatz, "Hippo Backpack"

Kids love vibrant colours, and so do we! This adorable children’s backpack was inspired by Norma’s love for animals and her younger sister who is now going to be the coolest kid in school. Felt is an excellent material for children due to its natural fibres and soft touch. The felt used for this project is a durable Industrial Felt - dyed with kool-aid in order to achieve its fantastic colour. The backpack comes with a main compartment big enough to fit school supplies, plus adjustable straps and a front pouch perfect for stashing snacks. What a creative and fun backpack!


Materials Used:
Kool-aid for colour
Zipper
Thread
Nylon Webbing
Plastic Buckles 

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com or contact the designer, Norma AjuBatz, at norma_ajubatz@hotmail.com

Jackson Rusli, “Barney’s Backpack”



The focus of this bag is a simple compact design, originally inspired by a bag purchased in Taiwan. Jackson chose to enhance the natural qualities of felt with the choice of neutral colours - beige, brown and gray. The bag has been crafted with adjustable straps and a front buckle giving easy access to your daily essentials. The compact size of this bag makes it perfect for cycling through the city or weaving through crowded spaces. Overall this bag is well designed and functional, a great combination!

Materials Used:
Thread
Nylon Straps
Plastic Buckles

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com or contact the designer Jackson Rusli, at Botol_kecil@hotmail.com

Rudy Thamrin, “Berzzinni Messenger Bag”


Carry your things in style with this Industrial Felt Messenger Bag. The quality of this bag really comes out in the detailing of trim and its unique angular shape. The bag easily fits a laptop and features a thick adjustable strap perfect for comfortably running around town or traveling abroad. Rudy’s choice of textured industrial felt gives the Berzzinni bag a natural and classic feel with a distinguished shape.


Materials Used:
Thread
Plastic Buckles
Nylon Strap

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com or contact the designer Rudy Thamrin, at Feralant25@yahoo.com


Friday, November 9, 2012

The Felt Store: Movember 2012


This year The Felt Store wanted to show our support and help raise awareness for the fight against prostate cancer. The month of Movember has become a worldwide event that people participate by procuring a "well groomed" moustache for the month of November. Learn more about the event, how to participate and donate at www.movember.com

Depending on your situation, you may not be able to grow some of these fancy moustaches! So we made some Felt Moustaches for our friendly co-workers to don for the event! Check them out in their 15 minutes of fame in the video below! We want to know how your mo is growing or maybe you made a moustache too?! Share your stache tips, tricks, images and videos with us! Are you looking for donations? Share your links and we'll tweet our support.




Special thanks to:
Wolfgang Kirsten

Jose Ortiz
Holger Roth
Franziska Brand
James Kloepfer
Marina Iraheta
Sarah Paul
The Felt Store

Music "Into the Groove" by Albert Marlowe

https://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/202312?duration=30&variation=1

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Felt Vessel Project Fall 2012 - Home Decor

We’re excited to present the DEC 321.02 Interior Decorating Class at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. For those of you who have just started following our blog, The Vessel Project is orchestrated by Professor Susan Schwartz, who encourages students to explore the infinite possibilities of felt! Students get a chance to use their artistic minds to come up with an innovative design prototype that can carry objects using felt - provided by The Felt Store. In the next few weeks we will be posting some of these creations on our blog, so keep checking up on us! We’d like to thank all those who were a part of this great project and congratulations to Susan Schwartz and her students for the hard work and creative inspiration!

Melissa Clarke, "Decorative Felt Basket"

It’s one of those “why didn't I think of making this” kind of pieces! Ordinary yet unique in so many ways, from the details of the braided felt tube to the colour combination that Melissa Clarke used. This could be a great addition to the home. Using the Autumn season as her inspiration tying in the warm and earth tones but understanding the concept of colours by adding that pop of Burnt Orange to get an overall great looking basket! This could be a fabulous storage idea or just a great design to add that extra “umph” in any room!

Material Used:

Industrial Felt
Designer Felt
1/4" dowel

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com or contact the designer, Melissa Clarke, at md.clarke@hotmail.com

Aline Ferraz, "Lily Chandelier"

Every design, concept and idea always has a special story behind it, Aline Ferraz story, her feelings were translated into this wonderful piece. Wanting to express her love for family she channelled her emotions and created something that can be turned into reality. Something that can be physically felt by the touch of your hands. You can really feel the warmth in this design with the pastel colours of cream and light blue being used to create such a seamless lamp, that’s ultimate function is to shine light in the darkness just like family! Really inspirational piece and definitely speaks volumes.

Materials Used:
Sisal Twine
Recycled Wire
Fabric Glue

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com or contact the designer, Aline Ferraz, at aline_nf@hotmail.com

Kara Smith, "Basket/Storage Bin"

Keeping in line with fascinating and unique interior design pieces, Kara Smith has done no less in her wonderful multifunctional storage/basket design. The intricate details of the red woven string to honeycomb exterior adding the perfect unique look! The grey wool to line the basket gives one a warm, fuzzy feeling inside! This piece was inspired by work wool socks with the cream, grey, and red used as her colour palette and really taking her inspiration and turning into such a unique vision. Honestly, another great piece that would tie in any room together or as the title suggest a one of a kind storage bin to keep that clutter away. As Kara Smith suggests “...it has an interesting aesthetic”

Material used: 
Remnant Industrial Felt
Wool Yarn

For more information on this project or any other project contact us at The Felt Store at salesinfo@thefeltstore.com or contact the designer, Kara Smith, at tony.santillan@sympatico.ca