2019 Felt United Theme…How Does Your Garden Grow

Nicola Brown (Ireland) and myself, Dawn Edwards (USA) hope that you are excited about the 2019 Felt United theme, How Does Your Garden Grow. Felt United is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October, so this year, October 5, 2019. If you haven’t been over to our Facebook site recently, do head over and take a look at the woderful images which have already been submitted (several images are also included in the gallery at the bottom of this post). We are eagerly looking forward to seeing many more garden related felt creations in the coming months.

Has this year’s theme piqued your interest? We hope so. Perhaps you are thinking of your own lovely garden, or are inspired by one of Monet’s beautiful paintings, or books such as The Secret Garden, or the Mother Goose nursery rhyme ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’. We are certainly looking forward to seeing your vision for this year’s theme. Remember that you are free to make anything that you’d like, in any colorway, as long as it relates in some way to the garden theme. This is a great opportunity to play with some new techniques that you have been meaning to try, so just pull out that wool stash, have fun, and start creating.

When you submit your image to our Facebook page, please make sure to add a note about your inspiration and how your creation relates to the garden theme. Do remember, no advertisements for work (or links to Etsy, etc.). We so want to approve and share your work, but if for some reason your post is not approved, it is likely that it doesn’t fit one one of the Felt United guidelines.

For those of you new to this inspirational group or anyone wanting a refresher of our guidelines, here they are:


Felt – intertwined, bound together, forever as one – United

Every year on the first Saturday of October (this year October 5, 2019) felters from all around the globe show their felt to the world, work on collaborations, travel the world to meet each other, party, celebrate, exhibit, teach, talk and share. Everybody in their own way, all united by working on the same theme, same day, same joy but different ideas.
Acceptance into this group indicates that you agree ONLY to post pictures of felt inspired by the current theme and we ask that when posting pictures please make sure to leave a short description of its inspiration. Please do not upload images with links to selling sites and limit the volume of images you post to give equal access to everyone. We ask that you give due consideration and thought into what you post and make this a meaningful experience for us all. We request a limit of no more than three images per submission and would appreciate no more that one submission per week to be uploaded by any individual member due to the rapid expansion of our group. We are thrilled that we now have over 7,000 members and look forward to seeing all of your amazing creations.

Our warmest regards,
Dawn Edwards (USA) and Nicola Brown (IRELAND)
Together, We Felt United.

P.S. If you will be hosting an event for this year’s Felt United, please be sure to paste a link to your event on the Felt United Events page, so that others might be made aware of your happening.

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Author:Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right

I am a felt/fiber artist and instructor. I love to share the joys of feltmaking with others, having taught within the U.S. and internationally. I specialize in fun, out-of-the ordinary felt hats sold under the name of Felt So Right through specialty retail, boutique and gallery shops throughout the United States.I live in Plainwell, Michigan, where I work from my home studio. I believe that we are all artists....That it is the soul deep need to create. I love and appreciate so many of the arts, but I have found my passion through feltmaking. I find such joy in the alchemy of turning a few ounces of wool into a thing of beauty, limited only by the imagination and I find that the unique sculptural and color possibilities always inspire creativity. I have studied feltmaking with renowned felt and fiber artists from around the world. Feltmaking has truly opened windows to the world for me and I am grateful for this most wonderful opportunity. www.feltsoright.com

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