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Back in 1996 two free-spirited young women, one from the southern hemisphere and the other from the northern hemisphere, met on a small barrier island in Massachusetts, USA. Both had spent their childhoods dreaming away the days and filling them with images of exotic, faraway places, animals, plants and fanciful folk art. Instantly they recognized in each other a similar sense of spirit and independence.

Together they joined creative forces and formed Hansard Welsh Design, a small feltmaking company specializing in wearable art. True to the gypsy spirit within, they traveled around the USA exhibiting their wares at the nation’s premier craft shows—including the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and a number of others. One day after many years of rubbing wool on an old glass washboard in the kitchen sink, out of the blue, an email from Nepal arrived.

This beautiful collection is born out of an international feltmaking relationship between HWD Felt and a feltmaking workshop in Nepal. Together both parties have worked to create high-quality, unique pieces of decorative and functional art. Each individual piece is handmade, therefore there may be irregularities.

Handmade felt is durable and easily cleaned.
Simply dry clean or dab the stain with a wet, slightly soapy washcloth and air dry.