October 3rd 2009 will be the first International Day of Felt, organised by Felt United, a non-profit group of felt artists, as 2009 is the United Nation’s Year of  Natural Fibres.

The vision is that felters all over the world will join together to display their felt outside their homes, and the theme will be a slice of the colour wheel, from yellow through red. This sounds so exciting:

“People around the world will be surprised by finding yellow felt on doorsteps, orange felt birds in parks, children wearing red felt vests and husbands carrying bright felt bags to work. There will be felt in museums and felt in markets. There will be felt groups organizing open days and workshops. …felt in trees, on cars on bicycles and on mountaintops.”

Information about Felt United, the International Day of Felt and the call to artists is on the Felt United web site.

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International Day of Felt

9 thoughts on “International Day of Felt

  • May 12, 2009 at 8:36 am

    What an amazing idea. Off to check out the website now!

  • May 15, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I am not very good at feltmaking but I do make lots of things in felt. I will mark it on the calender and try to join in.

  • May 17, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    this sounds such an awesome idea ~ will check it out ~ Judy

  • May 27, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Lovely blog you have here! I’m having a giveaway over on mine if you are interested please join me. Best wishes, Carolyn

  • May 31, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I once made a short story board with felt characters and a felt storyboard. I loved the experience. Beautiful blog! <3

  • June 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Hi again Fiona thankyou for the lovely comment ~ the exhibition went really well and Im now getting around to putting photos on my blog, I love the sound of the international day of felt and would love to join in ~ will tell my friends too ~ Have a lovely week ~ Judy xx

  • June 12, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    What a lovely idea!
    I had a few items out drying at the front of the house today, for people who live around felters I suppose it is not an uncommon sight to see something hanging up on the washing line but it is a lovely Idea to have a common theme and how nice it would be to find some felted delight hanging from a tree!

  • August 20, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Hello! what an inspiring event, & a good way to show off the virtues of felting!!!
    kindest wishes

  • September 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Very cool blog!! Full of nice colors! In Abuelita Yarns we also support this day, actually we will have an article regading this day! In our blog we have a variety of intereting articles and pictures.
    Please enter and post!

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