International Day of Felt


On October 3rd, 2009, as part of the United Nation’s International Year of Natural Fibres, feltmakers from around the globe will celebrate by joining together and displaying their felt. It will be the first annual International Day of Felt. The theme for this year will be yellow through red.

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.

This is a project initiated by FeltUnited, a not for profit group of felt artists from around the world. Anyone can take part in the International Day of Felt, and you can submit your piece to be included in an online exhibition and multimedia presentation – more information on how to get involved is available on the FeltUnited website.

Display your felt – on your front door, in the park, along the road or on your car. Anywhere your heart desires… be wild! Have fun! Let the world see what you make.

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