Innovation in New Zealand Part 2

The Textile and Design Lab, which is where the FeltLOOM is housed, also hosted two 1-day felting workshops in April that were taught by Lanette and Don and attended by staff, students. and experienced felters from the private sector. Participants were given an explanation of the machine’s capabilities and operating procedures before creating their own […]

Introducing New Energy & (Even More) Support at FeltLOOM!

Congratulations to Terri Stramba who recently signed on with FeltLOOM as a Manufacture Rep working with a title and job description of Business Development Manager!  Focusing on generating sales as well as helping to develop the dealer network, pre- and post-sales support, as well as additional products.  We recently caught up with Terri and had […]

FeltLOOM Is Heading to the Auckland Textile & Design Lab

It is not every day that one gets invited to conduct a workshop internationally!  FeltLOOM® is bringing needle felting instruction and ‘Fellowship’ to New Zealand! FeltLOOM® has been in business since 2003, founded by Lanette Frietag and Don Bowles, who designed and created the first FeltLOOM®, a large-scale felting machine. Creative felting is brought to […]

FeltLOOM: A Family of “Fiber” Entrepreneurs

FeltLOOM founders, Lanette Frietag and Don Bowles, have been operating a working farm since 1984 and started a wool mill to make their farm sustainable. They saw a need for a large-scale felting machine and there weren’t any available, so they set out to develop their own. In the words of Lanette, “We started our […]

Product Development Held Center Stage at the 4th Annual Owners’ Conference

This year’s FeltLOOM Owners’ Conference was jam-packed with information and activities. Presentations by renowned experts in design and product development were interspersed with discussions, Q&A sessions, and hands-on projects actually developing new products. Owners from as far away as Australia and South Africa, as well as Canada, and all across the United States participated in […]