Feltloom: Innovation in Needle Felting at the Handweavers Guild Conference

As popularity in felted fabrics, felt fashion and felt home décor soars, the demand grows for tools and equipment that create high-quality felted fabric with ease aIMG_20140717_105435nd efficiency. Founded over 10 years ago, FeltLOOM and its innovative fabric-making machines have been at the vanguard of the field. This year alone, the FeltLOOM crew has traveled throughout the country to meet artists, fiber mill owners, and other creative entrepreneurs in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, in order to answer their questions about the many benefits and opportunities FeltLOOM machines can bring to their businesses.
In July 2014, FeltLOOM had a very successful presentation at the Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Our booth was abuzz with activity all week long, as we welcomed visitors to our colorful booth, talked about our shared passion for fiber arts and textiles, and introduced them to the creative and business potential of FeltLOOM equipment.
We filled our booth with plentiful samples of jackets, tops, coats, vests, hats, pillows, wraps, and wall hangings – all featuring interesting surface design techniques, and all created with the help of the FeltLOOM. It was a feast for all the senses, as there were brilliant colors to see, luxurious felted fabrics to touch, soft whirring of FeltLOOM machines to hear, and old and new friends who made for great conversations.
From examining the specifics of working with wool and alpaca, combining wool and existing fabric, or embellishments, we had an all-around good time sharing out story and our expertise with visitors to the FeltLOOM booth at this New England event. We enjoyed hearing other people’s stories of a life in fiber arts. Some visitors had not yet heard of FeltLOOM and were stopped in their tracks by the FeltLOOM Lexi Model we had running in the booth throughout the show. Others traveled to Providence with the intention of getting a hands-on FeltLOOM demo.
Our friends from Fiber Art Now magazine stopped by to visit us too. We enjoyed sharing our news with them, such as the upcoming 4th Annual FeltLOOM Owners Conference (September 12-15, 2014 in Sharpsburg, KY). They got to watch a Lexi demo and try on some of the FeltLOOM-made garments we had on display.
HGA Convergence 2014 was a rewarding experience for our whole crew, as we got to hear lots of positive feedback, and meet current and future FeltLOOM owners.
Did you know that FeltLOOM machines are custom-built for each customer depending on their specifications and needs? Our team is standing by to answer your questions and give you all the information you need about owning and thriving with FeltLOOM machines. Call us at (855) 335-8566 or info@feltloom.com any time.