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How Stetson Cowboy Hats Are Made

How Stetson Cowboy Hats Are Made

Stetson has made some of the best and most desirable hats since the 1800s. Their cowboy hats are beloved, though some can cost up to $5000. Business Insider provides a look at Stetson hat factory to see what makes these hats so special. One big difference is that the produce their own felt in-house.

Making a Realistic Felt Cat

Making a Realistic Felt Cat

Japanese artist Yamanono makes incredibly lifelike miniature animals from felt. Here, they create a brown and white tabby cat from the fluffy textile. The whole process is fascinating to watch, from hand-painting eyeballs to painstakingly placing individual hairs on kitty’s head. They’ve got something for dog lovers too.

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Lemonade

Lemonade

Artist Andrea Love created this charming stop-motion scene out of needle-felted wool. Sit back and enjoy a thirst-quenching glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade, complete with tiny ice cubes and a sprig of mint. Feeling hungry too? Have a banana split and a slice of cake.

Wool Felt + Leather Cable Organizer

Wool Felt + Leather Cable Organizer
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CitySheep handmakes these organizer pouches for carrying cables and other accessories. They’re crafted from natural wool felt and leather, and have two pockets for headphones, chargers, mice, and more. There’s also a leather pen/pencil loop and twin magnetic closures. They also make matching laptop and iPad cases.

Making Felt Panel Patterns

Making Felt Panel Patterns

Tired of the plain old boring walls in your workspace? Get Hands Dirty shows us how to use cut pieces of ReFelt recycled plastic felt panels to create bold and modern patterns for walls or ceilings which not only look amazing but can be used as a pushpin board and to improve acoustics.

Felt + Pin Chess Set

Felt + Pin Chess Set
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This unique chess set from Sweden’s Induku consists of a thick felt board, along with laser-cut wooden pieces that stick into the board with pins. The design means you can attach it to a pushpin wall, or play it on a soft surface like a couch, bed, or rug. Available in blue or red felt.

Stacker Felt Organizer

Stacker Felt Organizer
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Keep remotes, phones, and other small items handy with this felt accessory that slips under your mattress, or over the arm of a sofa. JennyKrafts custom makes each one, and offers customization for a small upcharge. Check out her backpack organizers too.

Making a Needle-felted Cat

Making a Needle-felted Cat

Japanese artist Wakuneco shows us how she transforms wool into an intricate, nearly photorealistic sculptural portrait of a cat’s head. Anyone can learn the art of needle-felting, but it requires tremendous precision and persistence to get these sort of results. More here.

Workperch Workspace Goods

Workperch Workspace Goods
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Dress up your desktop with these premium wool felt pads from Workperch. They come in light grey, dark grey, or black, and the matching mousepad has an acrylic and cork backing layer. They also offer an acrylic and cork desk mat if you prefer a smoother work surface.

Stanley Backpack

Stanley Backpack
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Made by the awesomely named Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger, this compact and highly structured backpack is made from durable felt, and available in Copper, Charcoal with green trim or Elephant Grey with purple trim. Holds up to a 15″ laptop.

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