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Felt Flora

MWAH! Creations consists of two good friends who co-run an internet shop on etsy.com (“your place to buy & sell all things handmade”). Babs lives in London, while Tanis resides in Vancouver. Tanis, “a schooled artist,” who “enjoys creating whimsical pieces of felted wonder” made this felt flora pin.

Tanis says that these blossoms are “unique and definitely one of a kind,” so if you order a felt flora pin, it will be different from mine. When sporting such distinctive artwork as accessory, you’ll never have to worry about running into someone else wearing a replica of your pin. For folks who don’t like anything already available, there is the option of customized felt flora; the client gets “to choose colors, textures, fiber types, and all the little details like beading, and more fibers, feathers and ribbons.”

These textile creations are hand felted, which Tanis explains this way: each piece of the flower is first wet felted with wool roving, and then the pieces are combined and needle felted onto a base. What I understand is that this flower is beautiful: in shades of purple and burgundy and blue, with hints of yellow and green thrown in for good measure. It will look gorgeous on either my purple or red vintage coat - like a soft fabric corsage that will never wilt.

Written by: Chantel C. Guidry, July 12th 2007
Tags: etsy, felt, flowers, pin