The inspiring North

Felt Crafts and Photo Art Gallery

by Claudia de Jong

email: get.inspired@theinspiringnorth.com

Peltotievantie 137, Enontekiö, Lapland, Finland

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Origin of the unique handmade gifts from The inspiring North

It all started when I was in need of a pair of warm boots. Believe me when I say that you really want at least one pair of good, warm booties when you are living as far north as 400 km. above the arctic circle, with temperatures in winter dropping till -30 °C and all...

In my search (on the web, not too many shops around here!) for a pair of warm "comfies", I came across felt boots. Mentioned as being warm, lightweight and comfortable, they grabbed my interest! But, oh boy, they don't come cheap... so the question was; how to get them affordable. That's when I discovered it was possible to make felt boots yourself; worthwhile a try, I thought.

The process of making felt from wool (which I luckily, for ethical reasons, was able to purchase from a Finnish spinning mill using only wool from Finnish sheep) was so satisfying that my felt-passion took off from there.

Now my intention is to try to create usable, unique items from a natural and eco-friendly material, processed without using any chemicals, decorated with a hint of the arctic nature and culture to reflect the beauty of the North where I'm living.

Now you can go spoil yourself or your dear ones by shopping for unique handmade gifts from Finland. Choose from a wide collection of homeware - tablet sleeves - pouches - bags - stationery.

Jedes Filzhandwerksprodukt wird auf Bestellung gefertigt. Die Produktionszeit beträgt je nach Produkt ca. 2-8 Werktage