DK Artfelt is pleased to announce that we will be moving to a new, larger studio in early June. We’re not going far –into the Main Schoolhouse building, on the second floor. Once the dust has settled from the move we’ll invite everyone up for tea and cookies. The studio will continue to be open by appointment — just send an email! Thanks for your support!

Watch Dabney Create Felt Art

Dabney Kirchman

Education
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
BA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Publications
Fiberarts Design Book, “Paper and Felt”

Exhibitions
American Craft Council, West Springfield, MA
The Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA
Piccolo-Spoleto Craft Fair, Charleston, SC
North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC
Confluent Gallery, Sperryville, VA

Felt Wall Art

Tree Framed Felt Artwork by Dabney Kirchman

Felt Hats

Felt Hats by Dabney Kirchman

Felt Flats

Red Felt Flat with Mohair

How to Care For Felt Art

Felt is easy to care for, durable, and long–wearing. Professional quality, light-fast, and wash-fast dyes are used in the fine merino wools, which are blended & layered to give your felt its rich, complex hues. Dusting with a lint roller twice a year will maintain the brilliance of these colors under any normal circumstances.

Wet-felted wool is very sturdy—yurts made of 100% wool felt house families on the Mongolian Steppes in all seasons and for many years. If you choose, your felt may be steam cleaned every few years. The felt may also be removed from the canvas stretcher and hand-washed in the event of a food or other spill. For best results, please contact the artist before removing the art from its frame.

The oldest archeological felts date from 6500 BC. Your felt should provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

 

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