SpiderFelt: Functional Felt Art

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Leah Adams creates distinctive fiber art with handmade felt. Inspired by textures observed in the everyday world, from leaded windows to roof shingles, each piece is at once sculptural, functional and whimsical.

Leah Adams

Learning from methodical exploration and happy accidents, Leah feeds on ideas gathered from the small people working at her side, students in her workshops and accomplished artists working around the world. Leaving the doors to inspiration wide open, her art grows with each suggestion and comment made by those in her surroundings.

While much of the SpiderFelt catalog is intended to brighten living spaces, Leah derives special satisfaction from her unique pieces of wearable art. Merino fibers are blended with bamboo, silk, tencel and soysilk fibers to create soft fabrics with gentle drape and subtle sheen.

SpiderFelt kits are designed to introduce the wonders of felting to beginners young and old. Each contains the materials and instructions to complete a simple project.

Read more about Leah's studio practice in an article written by Lorraine Edmond for the Surface Design Washington blog

Read more about her growth as an artist in an article she wrote for Beams and Struts.

Read more about Leah's design inspirations in an interview for the Belltown boutique Sassafras.