Felt. It might make you think of big chunky wool slippers, or even floor protectors, but that is not what we are going to talk about today. Felt is an ancient material that has had many, many uses due to its versatility. It has perhaps, at times, been undervalued, but felt can really add texture and a unique softness to your interior.
Felt is a textile material and is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. It is traditionally made from wool, but can be produced with other fibers as well such as synthetics and acrylic rayon (viscose). Whilst felt or felt products in the art realm might invoke connotations that are not necessarily synonymous with style and modern interiors, we are going to prove those connotations aren’t always true.
Because felt is incredibly versatile, there really is no end to the possibilities when it comes to art and creativity. Lindsey Tyson, a felt artist working from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, is skilled at combining felt with silk and print. She takes inspiration from nature and the sea to create beautiful home interior pieces that will really add texture and softness to your interiors. By using a neutral and balanced colour scheme, Lindsey creates pieces that will be noticed, are instantly recognizable, yet can blend in perfectly with any home interior style.
The pictures Lindsey creates are truly sophisticated and look great individually - but don’t be afraid to add a feature to a wall by having 2 or 3 of them together. Each picture is completely unique as the fabric details vary. The pictures feature landscapes, plants, insects and animals near and native to the East Yorkshire coast, and the texture and softness of the felt really enhances and compliments the images pictured. Here at Marehalm, we also stock Lindsey’s tealight holders. They come with glass votives and are covered by a Nuno felt cover. Nuno felt is a blend of silk and merino wool. The intricate detail of the printed image makes the product really stand out and gives a lovely focal point on a coffee table or shelf.
Why not check out Lindsey’s pieces yourself and pick your favourite?