Sculptural Felt

Felt is tactile, natural, and can be dyed in a myriad of colors. Its uses are many, from clothing to handbags and hats. Felt provides the opportunity to create form, given its thickness and memory. Anne Kyrro Quinn’s innovative work with felt includes lighting, bags, throws and cushions, as well as large scale installations custom made for restaurants and public spaces. These wall panels combine acoustic management while creating striking sculptural displays. Below are images of a few of Anne’s three dimensional works of art. I could imagine these as a beautiful solution to soften a residential environment as well, providing artwork on the wall, a bit of warmth, and the benefit of softening the sounds of thunderous feet and voices.

Images sourced at Contemporist.

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Warm & Cozy Felted Wool

Autumn seems to have finally arrived in my part of the world, and I'm sitting here with a hot water bottle at my feet, a pot of soup on the stove, and my rekindled obsession with felted wool. Every year at this time I find myself drawn to warm, cozy wool — not just in the form of socks and sweaters, but throughout the home, from the living room to the kitchen.

Often made from recycled sweaters and other wool garments, felted wool can be fashioned into anything from a colorful garland to a tea cozy. Etsy is always a great spot for finding beautiful felted wool creations, and here are a few of my favorite finds:

berryisland Fall Colors Pom Pom Flower Trio + plytextiles Chevron Pattern Pillow

fuzzylogicfelt Gray Squirrel Tea Cozy + delica Felted Acorns

bigbrownhouse Garland in Autumn Colors + thefuzzymonkey Fall Harvest Bowl

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