Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum exhibition

Fashioning Felt exhibition: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

2009.03.06 – 09.07
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (Smithsonian Institution)
2 East 91st Street New York, NY 10128
Tel: 212.849.8400
Fashioning Felt Exhibition Page

Wilson Art

Joi Rae pieces in Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt exhibition

This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Made by matting together wool fibers with humidity and friction, felting requires little technological expertise and is an extremely versatile material. The exhibition will begin with historic examples of felts, showcase innovations in handmade felts, and feature contemporary uses of industrial felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings. The exhibition is being organized by Susan Brown, assistant curator, Textiles.