Felt is the oldest textile in the world. Devon based felt artist Laura Courtenay combines traditional techniques and humble materials with bold intuition to create outstanding wearable art.


Wool fibres have tiny barbs which cling together when subjected to heat, friction and moisture. As wool fibres are rubbed and slowly join together they are persuadable and can ultimately form a strong, durable fabric which can be rigid and thick or soft and diaphanous. Felt is the oldest textile in the world, wool alchemy!