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DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks

Quick and easy to make, this St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock is a great way to decorate any space so that you’re ready for the festivities!


St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we have a quick and easy craft to get you in the Shamrockin’ spirit!
These Shamrocks can be used as decorations for a St. Patrick’s Day themed party or just to brighten up any room. You can hang them using ribbon, attach them directly to any surface using some adhesive, make a key chain and much more! We are showing you how to make one size, but you can change the measurements below to make larger or smaller Shamrocks.

What You'll Need:
Stiff Felt Sheets - 12” x 12”
Ruler Rotary cutter or fabric scissors Hot glue gun and sticks Ribbon (optional)
Instructions:
1. With your Stiff Felt Sheets, rotary blade and ruler, cut 4 strips measuring 1 inch wide by 12 inches long and 4 strips measuring 1 inch wide by 10 inches long. You should have a total of 8 strips. These strips will be the outside and inside of t…

Feature: KIP Felt Chair Project


KIP Project 
Hilary Leehan, Joanna Lok, Connor Mcleod, & Ervin Yalung


Project type: Chair Design
Date: Jan- May 2016
Affiliated institution: Humber College North
Material Use: SAE F7 Felt, 1/4 inch thick 
F-7 Industrial Felt 
In collaboration with Greenwood College School, Humber College student of industrial design worked in teams to design a chair or furniture system to fit into the newly renovated area. Through interviews with the current students and a walk through of the existing facility, each team utilizes anthropocentric data to conceptualize and build a chair. KIP is a lounge chair with the focus on providing privacy without isolation. It exists in learning common areas, spaces with abundance of natural lighting and applicable for communal use. The use of natural materials to create a slight barrier from disruptions, along with a large cushion provides comfort, privacy, and support for the user. 
  

Why did you decide to use felt as a material? 
Felt provided rigidity but flexibility to the chair. It's ability to be manipulated and form to the user sitting in it and provide a slight barrier from external disruptions was key feature of Kip. 

What was your thought process while actually working with the material?
The thought process while working with the felt for the upholstery of Kip was to make a flat pattern out of paper, cut out the felt, and then sew it by hand to create the pockets on the back. We hand punched through two layers of felt sewed it togther

 

What were your objectives and goals for this project?
The objective of the project is to create chair for Greenwood College School students that would fit into the expanded area. Kip was designed to be a lounge chair that provides space for individuals without isolating them. The natural materials chosen reflect the school's theme of the outdoors. 

What was your inspiration for the project?

Explain your felt experience in three words.
Challenging, robust, encompassing 

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