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BOKS hand-felted rectangular vessel

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$60.00 USD
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BOKS hand-felted rectangular vessel

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$60.00 USD

You can't buy happiness but you can buy local and that's kind of the same thing.

  • BOKS is a firmly felted rectangular container in pure wool. BOKS is perfect at the door for keys, or at your bedside for eyeglasses or jewellery. BOKS comes in two sizes; 10" x 4.5" and 8" x 4". Because these felted pieces are made by hand, the measurements may vary slightly. All BOKS shown here are made with a dark charcoal wool.

    Felting is quite wondrous. I start with a ball of yarn, and after a lengthy process I end up with a beautiful bowl. All the yarn I use is 100% Peruvian Highland wool.  Most of it is undyed, the natural colour of the sheep. The process starts with me knitting a bowl or rectangular shape. In the next step I agitate it by hand in very hot, slightly soapy water, using my Grandma's old washboard and a lot of elbow grease. I then dunk it into an ice-cold bath, then back into the hot bath. Back and forth, again and again. Over time, as only pure wool will do, it shrinks and matts into felt. Once the piece is the desired size, I hand-shape it over a form and let it dry. It is then steam blocked for added firmness. At this point the piece may be complete, or it may beg for some adornment. The result is a wonderful organic, textural, soft vessel that is a piece of art as well as a useful container.  

    Each bowl is one-of-a-kind with unique finishings.