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.