Do you drink water? Do you drink water from plastic water bottles? Are you like me and have always wondered what happens to the plastic water bottles we recycle. I am happy to share that those plastic water bottles turn into beautiful pieces of felt made by the Kunin Company. I was happy to know that this felt is recycled and made in the United States.
I can’t began to say enough about this felt the colors are amazing soft, brilliant and fun. I was recently given the opportunity to receive a few samples of felt from Kunin Felt. The samples came in array colors, sizes and weights. Kunin Felt is a Eco friendly company. The labels attached to the felt all read ECO-FI (made with Ecofi a 100 percent polyester fiber made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles
I received “Premium” felt in a smoke color in 12″x 18″ with a weight of 8 oz’s (the smoke color is beautiful and reminds me of an Ansel Adams photo). The premium felt is made of Eco-fi, 100 per cent fiber made from post consumer plastic bottles. The felt is protected by a safe and natural silver and copper agent to resist deterioration from mold and odor.
I received a few samples of “Classic” felt in 9 x 12 with a weight of 5 oz’s (colors, white, hot pink, tutu pink, yellow turquoise, fir,mint,peach) These pieces have beautiful names but I either tore the label off before finding it or it was missing. FYI the Hot pink is known as Candy Pink and Yellow is known as Lemon Frost ( don’t those names sound a 100 percent better)?
Kunin Felt can stand up to pretty much anything, you can emboss on it, stamp on it, run it through a printer and print on it (the new Kodak Verite Craft printer 6) (more details to come).
This felt diecuts beautifully, thin dies (use an adhesive on the back of felt and paper underneath through out systems. It you weren’t already impressed by Kunin Felt, these is still one more thing…. it’s fade proof and weather resistant.
Well this just happened when I sat down to play with the felt.
I do not sew! I can’t thread a needle, I don’t mend…. If, something gets a hole it goes in the trash.
I have a glue gun!!!! My glue gun is my sewing machine.
I purchased a few cones from Floralcraft (my tree base).
I took six (6) sheets of 9″ X 12″ Fir color and began cutting into strips. I cut the strips in a vertical direction. I eye balled the strips (no one will see). I started at the bottom of the cone, gluing the top piece and folding the bottom piece up and gluing together. It will look like loops, you will want to lay the loops onto of each other but not in a layered look.
The smaller cone has a different look. I cut strips in a vertical direction and I only used 2 sheets of 9″ X 12″ Turquoise color. I eyeballed the cut. I started at the top of the cone and worked down I layered the strips without laying on top of each other. after layering I cut felt in opposite directions
I have a paper mache house in the middle of the trees ( details for house to be added in another post). Trees are embellished with white snow (I received a larger pom pom in white and a gray in a smaller pom pom. They were from Expo International.
You can find Kunin Felt at your local craft stores and costs are .50 cents for the 9″x 12″ and $2.00 for the 12″ x 18″ you can find other project ideas at Kuninfelt.com Please, enjoy the beautiful creations from the most talented artists in this blog hop for Designer Crafts.