Why felt? It has been many years since I was introduced to industrial felt, and was struck by the unique quality and rich potential of this ancient and relatively unknown material. The more I engaged the more I became attached to this material, and continue to explore it’s flexibility, shape forming ability, and forgiving nature. Like many in the field of craft, I feel that understanding material fully and obtaining the technical skill to handle it are every bit as important as developing the idea. Still, I wouldn’t dare to say that I completely comprehend this material, felt, but that I hope there will be many more years ahead having pleasure with it and learning from it.