Friday, December 10, 2010

Fashioning Felt

This website is the online companion to the exhibition 'Fashioning Felt' hosted by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The exhibition took place from the 6th March until the 7th September 2009. The exhibition focuses on felt that has been produced by hand or by machine-felting process but it excludes non-woven felt and techniques in order to emphasise the essential elements used in felt making. There are three main sections. The section on objects, shows images and details of exhibits as well as links to related designs. The section on process includes photos showing how a Turkmenistan carpet is made. There is also a blog. One can browse objects by keyword such as architecture, fashion or furniture or by designer.