Project & Pattern Partners

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WoolFelt® from National Nonwovens elevates thousands of patterns with its rich texture and trendy hues. Made in America, it is one of the most popular felt products worldwide. WoolFelt® is just one of the many products we manufacture to satisfy and stimulate beginning crafters and expert artisans alike. We offer a variety of felt with diverse fibers like bamboo-rayon (XoticFelt®) and acrylic (FiestaFelt®).

Below is a partial listing of the project and pattern design companies featuring our felt products in their patterns.  These companies create some of the industry’s most popular projects.  They have a lot in common. They all love the quality, they all are inspired by the colors, and they all have significantly contributed to the enormous popularity of National Nonwovens’ felt products.

New Partners: (above) Artsi2 (below) Little Goodall

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(above) ornament kit by Rachels of Greenfield

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American Homestead, Ellen Murphy
Ellen Murphy of American Homestead says she was born with a crayon in her hand.  She has loved art and design her entire life.   Ellen has a degree in Fine Art and has a love of color.  Working in graphic design and as a quilting/crafts teacher helped Ellen create patterns that are easy to understand.  She started her business as a quilt design company and worked in felt and embroidery for fun but people started seeing her original designs and wanted patterns and an entirely new part of her business was born!  Ellen has a love for travel that has taken her all around the world and she brings the inspiration she receives from her journeys to her designs.  She is inspired by the folk art she sees, especially the designs of her European roots.  Her second book, American Homestead Christmas which contains 21 projects with 19 of them using wool felt, will be released in the Summer of 2015.

 

American Homestead Felt Design

American Pie Designs, Melanie Pinney
Melanie describes her work as eclectic because she cannot settle on any particular style and loves everything from primitive to folk art and even whimsical(she admits she jumps from a quilt project one day to wool appliqué or a penny rug the next). Although Melanie enjoys working with varied materials, her greatest love is designing patterns and kits made exclusively with National Nonwovens’ products that are suitable for both beginners and experienced quilters and crafters. She loves to appliqué and says she chooses National Nonwovens wool felt for her projects because their products are versatile and the colors beautiful and rich. “I love to embellish my designs with decorative embroidery stitches, and it’s so much fun with National Nonwovens products!” Watch for Melanie’s designs in Primitive Quilts & Projects Magazine and on her website.

Contact: www.americanpiedesigns.com

American Pie

Amy Bradley Designs
Amy graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in fine arts/ graphic design. She feels very blessed to be working with her two children, Ashley and Adam, along with her mother, Dorothy, who has been to every quilt market with Amy. The inspiration for her first quilt design, Dazzling Dogs, was to create a gift for her husband ’s veterinary clinic. Amy is always looking for her next comical character such as Quilt Diva, Super Quilter, Seasoned Quilter, and Bountiful Beauties. "I know quilters have just as much fun making my patterns as I have designing them," says Amy. "I've seen the photos!
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Amy's first design with National Nonwovens' felt is the Fabric Addict pillow shown here. She had so much designing with the felt that more patterns are already in the works.

Contact: www.amybradleydesigns.com

 

Fabric Addict in felt

Annelle’s Originals, Annelle Holzman
Annelle’s design company is truly a dream come true for her, especially since she feels that she could not live without creating in some way or another.  The one-of-a-kind candle mat kits are the Annelle’s Originals hallmark product. They bring added warmth to any room.  Pick a special little place in your home and/or a friend’s home for one of these wonderful cozy and inviting candle mats then simply switch out as the seasons come and go.

Annelle tells her customers that she uses WoolFelt® almost exclusively in her designs because she can depend on the colors and textures.  “The colors are always consistent and almost always available,” says Annelle. “WoolFelt® is also less expensive than wool and more fun to work with!”

Contact: www.annellesoriginals.com

 

Annelles Originals

Annie’s Keepsakes, Vickie Clontz
A true “craft-a-holic”, Vickie began sewing at age 5 when she fashioned her first Barbie doll dress from her mother’s scrap-box.  Her fascination with fabric continued through college, where she received a bachelor’s degree in science of clothing design and pattern making.  Today, Vickie's successful business features patterns for quilting, crafting and needle felting. Her designs have been published in magazines such as Create & Decorate, Crafts 'n Things, and Crafts Magazine.

Vicki enjoys National Nonwovens’ new XoticFelt made with bamboo and rayon. She introduced a fun new pattern line at 2009 Spring Quilt Market to celebrate this soft, vibrant, and eco-friendly fabric. Pictured here is an XoticFelt pincushion and her popular Fedora Hat pattern made with 100% wool WCF006 WoolFelt.

Contact:  www.annieskeepsakes.com

Annies Keepsakes

Fedora

Artful Offerings, Karina Hittle
Karina and her husband Audie are a design team currently specializing in the creation of craft, quilting and stitchery patterns ranging "from folk art to fancy"™.   As an international award winning quilt artist and pattern designer with over 25 years of experience, Karina's work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens® Holiday Crafts & Christmas Ideas, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting™, Create & Decorate™, Country Marketplace™, Somerset Studio® Gallery™, Australian Homespun™, and Quilting Professional™.  Audie has a Master's Degree from MIT Sloan and brings 30+ years of successful business experience to Artful Offerings so Karina can focus on designing.  Together, they deliver an artfully creative experience to their customers with fresh pattern designs that evoke an element of excitement and surprise!

As a designer, Karina loves the wide range of National Nonwovens' WoolFelt® colors and finds it fun and easy to work with. "This versatile product can be used as is or can be washed and dried, ironed or felted, to easily achieve a variety of finishes and textures."

Contact:   www.artfulofferings.com

 

 

Color Me Haute

Artsi2, Karen Raum
Artsi2 was founded in 2008 by Karen Raum with a goal to offer high quality, unique, artistic, items at affordable prices, all made in the United States. Her latest endeavor: WoolFelt Kits. Into these kits she incorporates her love for different styles including folk art, contemporary, primitive, and whimsical. Karen enjoys working with wool felt and loves to experiment dying it. She has a passion for art and loves working with different media formats. Her extensive art background includes studying Art at the Metropolitan State College in Denver and being an accomplished Master Doll-maker, having won top awards at the national and international level for her “Art Dolls”. Karen also taught doll-making for 16 years and many of her students also went on to win top awards.

Contact: www.artsi2.com

 

Artsi2 Rooster

Bareroots, Barri Gaudet
Barri lives in June Lake, CA, which is scenically located in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. She enjoys the picturesque beauty, walks, and kayaking in the lakes. If you happen to drive by her house you will see many colors drying in the breeze.

To the delight of her many loyal and enthusiastic customers, Barri keeps very busy creating new designs for her Bareroots Pattern Company. She just finished her second book "Pretty & Cozy" and has introduced dozens of new patterns over the last few years.

Barri especially loves working with small appliqué and WoolFelt® is perfect for this. She has introduced over 20 popular WoolFelt® candle mat patterns with multiple themes for every season.  Because of the enormous popularity of these designs, National Nonwovens has created a special Bareroots Candle Mat Color Selection Guide to assist customers during ordering. 

Contacthttps://bareroots.com and see the Selection Guide

 

Bareroots new pattern

Bareroots wraps and mats

 

Betz White Productions, Betz White
Betz White has the uncanny ability of envisioning beauty in the mundane, something new from something old, cupcakes from sweater cuffs. It’s this skill that has propelled her to the forefront of the crafting field. She is the bestselling author of two books that encourage readers to “stitch beautifully, tread lightly”, Warm Fuzzies (North Light, 2007) and Sewing Green (STC Craft, 2009). Betz has built a career on thoughtful design, skilled craftsmanship and a focus on materials that are kind to people and planet alike.  She uses National Nonwovens’ felt in several of her projects, including her Slippy and Slide Seals and Polar Pals applique hopped patterns from her Wildlife with Love series.

Contact: betzwhite.com

 

Betz White Productions

Bits and Pieces by Joan, Joan Grenke
Joan enjoys working with WoolFelt® and has used it in many of her classy creations.   She appreciates how easy it is to work with, citing “the no hem, straight edge of the felt that doesn’t turn under” as most important. Her patterns have a unique charm with decorative details and distinctive accessories.  Joan is one of National Nonwovens’ original Pattern Partners and continues to implement WoolFelt® into pattern designs each year.  Shown here is one of her most popular holiday projects, the Countdown to Christmas Santa pattern.

Contact: www.bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com

 

Bits & Pieces

Cabin Creek Designs, Faye Wagner Schilling
Faye began sewing with her grandmothers at a very young age. She has always been creative and enjoys putting her own personal touch into everything she makes. Faye has been an avid quilter for over 30 years and began rug hooking in early 1995. This passion almost immediately led to teaching and designing rug hooking patterns, which then led to designing wool appliqué patterns.

Faye is a regular contributor to the publications Create & Decorate and Christmas 365.  She uses WoolFelt® for many of her projects. “WoolFelt® is so easy to work with,” says Faye. “It doesn’t fray, it has a nice appearance and it photographs very well. It also cuts easily and holds its shape nicely.”

Contact: www.cabincreekdesigns.com

 

 

Cabin Creek

Caught Up In Stitches, Donna Kazera
Caught Up In Stitches has been one of the most distinguished and successful appliqué design companies over the past 20 years.  Donna designs her patterns with exceptional embellishments and distinctive decorative flairs, including WoolFelt® embellishments.  Donna says that she enjoys working with WoolFelt® “because it adds a unique country look to my designs.”   WoolFelt® is incorporated into many wearable art and appliqué dish towel patterns. New this year is her Hang-Ups for the Holidays trio, each character has a partial face peeking out.

Contact: 316-721-4153 • www.caughtupinstitches.com

caught up in stitches

Cleo and Me, Barbara Paquin
This creative craft design company features original patterns for dolls, quilts, pillows, wood, sweatshirts, stitchery, penny rugs, and CATS! Barbie likes to design patterns that make her smile and sometimes laugh, with lots of bright happy colors. Cleo, Barbie’s entertaining feline friend, often poses as a model for many of her fun designs. 

If you find pleasure in the wide selection of WoolFelt® shades offered by National Nonwovens, then you must take a trip to the Cleo and Me website.  You’ll be dazzled by the diverse and dynamic color palettes that Barbie utilizes in her WoolFelt® patterns, kits and books.  You’ll also meet some of Cleo’s friends -- Chickie Baby, Lambie Pie, and Hop-A-Long -- when you see the delightful Easter bag patterns.  Hunting for Easter eggs is a lot more fun when you have these cute little bags to put them in!

Contact: www.cleoandme.com

 

Cleo and Me

The Cheswick Company, Cathy Pendleton

Cathy Pendleton had this idea...take old relics, old textiles and old "anything visually inspiring" and, from it, create something completely new and even MORE visually inspiring. From that idea, she decided to create a company...a forum to offer these unique pieces to people who would enjoy them. Cathy’s company began in 1992, and ever since that moment, she has been putting that one original idea to good use. Her work has allowed her to pluck an idea from her head and translate it into an original piece of folk art or a pattern for others to create. Cathy has been implementing WoolFelt from National Nonwovens into her designs for many years and some quilting and craft enthusiasts may recognize Cathy’s high-quality projects from her popular Indygo Junction designs.  Visit Cathy’s website to find unique patterns, finished projects and kits.

Contact: www.cheswickcompany.com

 

The Cheswick Company

Cinnamon Patch, Marianne Byrne-Goarin
Marianne Byrne-Goarin, the designer behind The Cinnamon Patch, invites you to travel the seasons with her charming designs mixing patchwork fabrics and National Nonwovens’ WoolFelt® in a pure country style. Mini-quilts, cushions, table runners, wall hangings and other delightful homespun accessories will bring warmth and originality to your home. Her characteristic style is expressed in the much-loved penny rugs, and the original use of appliqué and traditional embroidery stitches that embellish her designs. Her patterns and latest book “Cinnamon Inspirations” are distributed to quilt shops in the US by Brewer.

Born in the US and raised in Ireland, Marianne is now based in France where she set up her cottage industry design company using WoolFelt® exclusively in her seasonal creations. “Working with WoolFelt® is so easy and relaxing and it has an almost therapeutic quality that I would compare to gardening,” says Marianne. “No need to be a ‘seasoned stitcher’ or even for a sewing machine. No fuss when cutting out, no frayed edges and appliqué is a child’s game. Just add a few simple embroidery stitches to personalize and voilà! “

If you are ordering the Cinnamon Patch book and patterns, please see the Cinnamon Patch Color Selection Guide.

Contact: www.thecinnamonpatch.com.

 

Cinnamon Patch Designs

Cinnamon Patch book

 

Cotton Tales, Pamela Curo
Established in 1994, Cotton Tales Pattern Company has been creating quilts and wool projects to add charm and warmth to your home.  Designer Pamela Curo has a background in art, and a BFA in costume design for the theatre.  Living in a remote area of Minnesota has inspired Pam to design quilts that reflect life in the North Country.  Pam's patterns specialize in traditional patterns, and the "lodge look".  Although her patterns are easily adapted to wool and hand dyed wool, her designs are mostly devoted to the use of WoolFelt®. 

Contactwww.cottontales.net

 

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CottonWood Creations, Jennifer Clemen
Jennifer’s business all started when a neighbor suggested that she exhibit with her at a local craft show.  Soon after, she started collecting interesting fabric and made the leap into creating her designs after the birth of her third baby.  Many distributors have picked up Jennifer’s pattern line and she is rapidly developing new clientele with customers because of her cute patterns.  Jennifer enjoys working with National Nonwovens’ felt and has introduced some wonderful characters that will help you celebrate the seasons.  One example is Tom Turkey (shown here) that will bring a thankful smile to any gathering.

Contact:  www.cottonwood-creations.com

 

 

Cottonwood Creations

Countryside Crafts, Linda West and Sue Devers
Countryside Crafts, located in Union, Ohio, began in 1973 selling merchandise and finished items. When customers began asking for patterns, they purchased a used ditto machine and began to make and sell patterns.  Classes were soon added – not only to help beginners and offer instructions but to provide a time for people to gather.  Today, their classes are friends who gather and share to make projects and enjoy lunch together. 

Craft projects and patterns have changed over the years at Countryside Crafts. Many customers have recently requested felt wall hangings and Christmas ornaments. They enjoy working with felt because it is portable.  Being a small business, Countryside competes with larger stores and they do so effectively by offering colors of WoolFelt® not found in the bigger stores.  Along with the felt, they also offer merchandise to finish the projects and an atmosphere of caring for their customers.

Contact: www.countrysidepatterns.com

 

Countryside Crafts

Country Stitches, Brenda Gervais
Country Stitches has “fun to stitch patterns with a touch of whimsy” including an embroidery line called By My Hand.  After sewing patterns for over ten years, Brenda decided to also open a quilt shop in her local Iowa community to give her hometown neighbors a taste of the designs that hundreds of customers nationwide have come to love.   Home decorating pattern and kit projects in the form of penny rugs, pillows, and soft sculpture dolls are offered through her popular catalog.  Brenda was introduced to WoolFelt® several years ago and it is now one of the dominant materials in her designs.  Country Stitches also has a popular “spoon head” doll series made out of WoolFelt®.  A wooden spoon is used for their heads and the handle becomes their arms, legs, ears, and even a witch’s hat!  They are darling so call and get your catalog today! 

Contact: www.countrystitchesonline.com

 

 

Country Stitches

Crawford Designs, Barbara Crawford
Barbara Crawford is not only the owner of Crawford Designs, an established pattern company specializing in appliqué designs and country collectable dolls, but is now leading the way in the needle felting craze.  Barbara introduced the first two books written in the United States on needle felting wearables, fashion accessories and more. In both these books she utilized National Nonwovens WoolFelt® and 100% wool fabrics as a palette for National Nonwovens Wool Wisps™ wool rovings.  

Barbara has two loves, needle felting and appliqué, and has fun creating many designs and teaching classes in both mediums.  She needle felts both by hand and machine.  She is also always changing sweatshirts into jackets and coats, as well as selling supplies, patterns, kits and fabrics.  Barbara has written articles along with submitting models and projects for both SQE Professional and Sew News Magazine.

Contact: (816) 413-8506 •  www.crawforddesigns.net

 

Whimsies

Cutesy Crafts, Jessica Anderson
Jessica is a stay-at-home mom of three who loves to create things for her family and home. She started her craft blog, Cutesy Crafts, to share her patterns and ideas with the craft world. She has an admitted felt obsession, and National Nonwovens’ WoolFelt® is her favorite crafting product. Most of her creations are fun things to make for children. She is especially proud of her unique holiday countdown calendars. A piece of the scene is added every day until it is completed on the holiday.

Contact: www. cutesycrafts.com

 

Cutesy Crafts

DesignAndBeMary, Mary Mittelstadt
Mary has been creating ever since she can remember! Encouraged and driven in her efforts, she enthusiastically pursued a wide array of artistic endeavors. Graduating with a degree in art/art education, she taught high school art for almost 5 years before beginning a 25 year career as a professional artist selling her own work.  Having been introduced to handwork and fabric from a young age, she has never been far from needle and thread! Mary started quilting in the early 1980’s and has been fortunate to win a number of awards and ribbons for her quilts, knitting and sewing. Recently, she became intrigued with wool and wool felt. Unable to find designs and patterns suited to her taste and encouraged by others, she went to work designing and creating her own patterns.


Contact: www.designandbemary.com

 

Design and Be Mary

Down Memory Lane, Nancy Hughes
Down Memory Lane began as a country store next to Mamie Doud Eisenhower’s birthplace.  Nancy expanded over the years to designer of craft patterns such as shirt appliqué, pincushions, and home décor.  In the last few years she has used genuine antique wood bobbins to put on hearts, trees, and snowmen. She offers these as kits, which includes the bobbins. 

Nancy likes the rich look of WoolFelt and the color selection. “The felt works-up so nice; its fun working with it!”

Contact: www.downmemlane.com

 

Down Memory Lane

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Elizabeth is a fabric folk artist who lives in the tranquil countryside of Central Massachusetts. Although she has always been creative and explored many genres in the arts including music, dance, and photography; it was when she discovered penny rugs and applique that she knew she found a medium with which she could truly express her creative vision. When Create & Decorate Magazine published her first project submitted in 2011, she knew she was on the right track! The creativity kept flowing, and soon she developed her own line of patterns. Every season brings new ideas and new patterns, inspired by the beautiful surroundings of her home and the colors of National Nonwovens’ WoolFelt!

Contact: ecoughlindesigns.blogspot.com

 

Elizabeth Coughlin

Gingermelon, Shelly Down
Shelly designs and creates adorable little dolls and plush animals with the hope to inspire a joy of sewing with her sweet, easy patterns. She is very passionate about what she does and everything is created with love and attention to detail. Shelly gives a lot of credit to her family, who puts up with all her fabrics, dolls, bears and other oddities. Go to her website to find free patterns and also her etsy store which has many more patterns to purchase so you can sew your very own plush dolls and animals.

Contact: gingermelondolls.blogspot.com


Gingermelon

Grab 'n Go Kits, Michelle Civetti
Michelle began a longarm machine quilting company she named My Quilting Service in 2003. Five years later she purchased a die cutting machine with the intention of die cutting quilt kits, but decided to pursue cutting wool felt instead.  Her “Grab’n Go Kits” are complete with die cut pieces and backgrounds, floss, needle, glue stick, and even scissors. 

“I’ve had a very positive response to this product so far!” exclaims Michelle.  “I like the WoolFelt® because of its quality and affordability. I’m very happy with both the product and the customer service.”

Contact: www.grabngokits.com

 

Kit Contents

Snowman and Trees

Heartfelt Garden, Cindy Nordin
The first creative things Cindy can remember doing as a child are drawing and embroidery. Now after starting a pattern business -- which involves doing those same things-- Cindy feels like she has completed a circle in her life. During her journey, she has designed with much variety including: painting, crocheting, knitting, ceramics, weaving, English smocking, sewing, and quilting.  Colors and textures of fabrics have always intrigued her, so discovering wool and WoolFelt ® has been a joy for her.
           
The co-workers at Cindy’s quilt shop encouraged her to start designing with WoolFelt®.  “I was both surprised and delighted to discover that my patterns sold very well, so I have just kept on making more!” Pictured here is Prince’s Feather made from our 100% wool WoolFelt®. It was inspired by an old appliqué pattern, common on quilts dating back to the mid-1800’s. The block is also referred to as Princess Feather.

Contact: www.heartfeltgarden.com

 

Heartfelt Garden

Heidi Boyd Whimsy Kits, Heidi Boyd
Heidi Boyd is the author of fourteen craft books with North Light Books, most notably the Simply Beautiful series. She crafts at the dining room table where she can keep an eye on the family and dash out the door for the next carpool. Her goal is to make sophisticated design approachable for and easy for all. Her new Whimsy Kits accomplish just that. Heidi has a fine art degree and got her start in professional crafting as a contributor to Better Homes and Gardens books and magazines. Heidi and her husband Jon and their three children actively enjoy the natural beauty of their midcoast Maine home.

Contact: heidiboyd.com


Heidi Boyd

Hopscotch Quilt Shop, Elissa and Heather Willms
Heather and Elissa Willms are a mother-daughter design team and owners of Hopscotch Quilt Shop in Coaldale, Alberta.  Elissa began the shop when she was 15 years old, balancing the running a part-time business and school by taking her classes online.

All of Heather and Elissa’s designs are created in their two favorite color ways. Heather prefers dark, country colors, while Elissa loves to work with brights.  In the summer of 2008 their first book, “Christmas Quilts From Hopscotch” was published.  Their second book, “Double Take” will be available in March 2010.  Besides the two books, Heather and Elissa have developed a pattern line that reflects their dark/bright tastes.  Their patterns are as diverse as their color palettes and include quilts, bags, and pincushions.  Speaking of diversity, that one of the reasons they like National Nonwovens’ products.  They are impressed by the range of colors and the wool content options, and especially appreciate the price-point on the WCF001 80/20 rayon and wool blend.

Contactwww.hopscotchquiltshop.com 

 

Hopscotch

Indygo Junction, Inc
As a leader in the quilts and pattern craft industry, Indygo Junction anticipates popular styles and sets new trends each year.  The company publishes patterns and books that provide complete and clear instructions.  They seek fresh, talented designers and guide them to create with unique and innovative materials, including WoolFelt®.

Several popular Indygo Junction books and kits feature WoolFelt®, including the Wool’n Whimsy™ kits with pre-texturized WoolFelt®.  The kits are a wonderful way to introduce crafters to the pleasures of working with heirloom quality wool/rayon fabric.  Indygo Junction also released a comprehensive collection of stylish patterns that are great for introducing needle felting to your customers. Many of Diane McCauley’s patterns in her new Needle Felted Flowers are created with WoolFelt® and embellished with ShadedWisps™. Indygo Junction's Needle Felting Book also offers several unique techniques using National Nonwovens’ products.

Contact: 913-341-5559 or www.indygojunctioninc.com

 

Jamie Fingal Designs
Jamie is an artist, author, teacher, fabric designer, and curator who hails from Orange, California. She is also an award winning artist and the author of the book “Embellished Mini Quilts."  Jamie's whimsical and abstract work has been juried into International quilt exhibitions, featured in many books and various magazines. She has also been a guest on Quilting Arts TV numerous times.

"My fiber artwork is made for the wall, and my philosophy about making quilts is more about having fun, than about perfection.  I use vibrant colors, shapes and textures to create artwork that invites the viewer in for a closer look.   
Being a rebel quilter, my style is eclectic, a little edgy, and whimsical. Motifs in my work include houses with cups and saucers on the roofs, funky portraits and abstract. I also enjoy painting, stamping, and making books."

Contact: www.jamiefingaldesigns.com

 

Rebel Quilting

JS Doll Designs, Julia Sherman
Julia has been designing dolls of all types for over 32 years, but especially cloth dolls. She has been published every year since 1981 and won a coveted 10th anniversary cover for Cloth Doll Magazine. In 2012, with the permission from the USPO, Julia worked to create volumes of the expired cloth doll patterns from 1700s to about 1950. Today she has new insights into creating the old lenci/chad valley style all-felt dolls and Russian felt tea cozy dolls.  Shown here her norsk doll published in Soft Dolls and Animals Magazine.  Pattern is also available.

Contact: www.craftsy.com/user/48516/pattern-store

JS Dolls

 

Kreative Threads, Karon Trybom and Kayleen Vanover
Karon has been teaching sewing of some kind for 25 years. Her first love is vintage linens, and any kind of vintage embellishments, so quilting works great with mixing these items. Taking an old thing and making it with a twist is great fun for Karon, along with searching for the items and see others make it with different fabrics. Karon recently brought her sister Kayleen Vanover into the business and they work great together. Adding wool projects to her line is new this year, but she is enjoying it because it works great with embellishments of all kinds.

Contact: http://kreativethreads.us/


 

Kreative Threads

Little Goodall, Molly Goodall
Little Goodall was created by artist and designer Molly Goodall in the fall of 2010. Goodall was frustrated when her two year old son refused to wear the hoods on his coats. Searching for a creative solution, she designed and made the original Ferocious Felt Lion coat to inspire him to put his hood up in the cold. Friends commented, orders were placed, and Little Goodall was born.  Hallmarks of the brand are classic tailored details mixed with contemporary styling.  With a goal of creating clothing which inspires play, the resulting uniquely crafted garments become as beloved to their owners as favorite toys.

Molly holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons the New School for Design and has a background in childrenswear, toy design, and fine art. Little Goodall is a family owned business and the line is lovingly made by hand in North Texas.

Contact: www.littlegoodall.com

 

Little Goodall

Lumenaris
What you will notice first about the Lumenaris kits are that they have tremendous shelf appeal thanks to their superb boxed packaging, giving them an irresistible “WOW” factor. Lumenaris’ mission is to “build products that bring families together.” The kits make wonderful birthday, anniversary, or Christmas gifts. Everything you need to start is right in the package including all cut WoolFelt®, stuffing for those items which are stuffed, floss, a needle and instructions.

Lumenaris does their best to make everything in the USA using American materials, which is one of the reasons they use only National Nonwovens' wool felt in their felt kits. When we can't find an American supplier, they try to buy from countries renowned for freedom, environmental sensitivity, and quality manufacturing. They do business with integrity and honesty.

Contact: www.lumenaris.com

Lumenaris

Oley Valley Primitives, Bev Stevens
Designer Bev Stevens, of Oley Valley Primitives has been creating a wide variety of craft kits for the hobby and craft consumer for over 35 years. Her unique Santa figures have been featured in national publications over the years with special attention given to the “old world” style Father Christmas and Belsnickle. Her current interests include the designing of over 300 patterns featuring a Penny Rug theme which includes a wide variety of candle mats, shelf scarves, door hangers, 3 dimensional figures as well as pillows and framed pictures. National Nonwoven’ WoolFelt® is in all of the “fabric bundles” included with each kit. Patterns are also available as “instant downloads”, “E” patterns and mailed patterns.  Bev enjoys working with National Nonwovens’ fabrics because they are easy to work with, reasonably priced and come in a vast variety of colors.

Contact: www.oleyvalleyprimitives.com


 

Oley Valley Primitives

Pastthyme Patterns, Darci Schipnewski
Darci grew up on a dairy farm along the Minnesota River and attributes much of her designing today to the surroundings of her upbringing.  She opened Shades of the Past Quilt Shop in Clara City, Minnesota, which specialized in wool felt, in December of 2002.  What once began as a “free” monthly pattern in the shop has grown into what is known today as Pastthyme Patterns.  The shop has “Woolie Wednesday” the second Wednesday of each month where new patterns are debuted.   Darci uses WoolFelt® almost every month as it is easy to design with, offers wide color selections, is easy to kit, and dye or distress. Darci finds the simplest things in life bring her most pleasure and tries to keep her designs simple as well!

Contact: www.PastThymePatterns.com

 

PastThyme Patterns

Pearl Louise Designs, Pearl Krush

Pearl loves to design projects that make people smile, and has been for over 20 years beginning with her first position designing projects for a New York lace company. She has designed and produced more than 500 patterns for the quilt industry and written books for Plaid, Design Originals, Krause and DRG/House of White Birches in addition to self-publishing three books. Pearl developed the Pearl Louise Designs pattern company in 1984 and opened up her quilt shop, The Thimble Cottage in 1995. One of Pearl’s favorite sayings is “Happiness is Homemade” and her WoolFelt® patterns have certainly brought many of us happiness. Her irresistible farm animal pincushions, candle-mats and penny rugs will bring a smile to all.


Contact: www.pearllouisedesigns.com


Tweety Pie - Pearl Louise Designs

Penny Lane Primitives, Kathryn Hecker
Kathryn has had an ongoing love affair with sewing since she was in elementary school.  Over the years she tried almost every craft out there, especially needle crafts. Knitting, crocheting, and embroidery are among her passions, but more than anything she loves hand stitching. Her desire to find something that she could turn into a profitable business finally blossomed in the form of her whimsical penny rugs. Kathryn started selling her completed designs on Ebay, but found it hard to keep up with the demand. Then after many requests for patterns she decided to give that a try. That's when Penny Lane Primitives was born. She loves creating new designs and has no intention of stopping any time soon! Kathryn looks forward to the day that she can retire from her job working in an elementary school so that she can devote all her free time to designing. There is something for every season in her line and they are so easy to create! Try one and you'll be hooked!

Contact: pennylaneprimitives.blogspot.com

 

Penny Lane Primitives

Pieceful Designs, Pam Bocko
As long as Pam can remember, she has been designing and creating things.  Her sewing experience started in my childhood with clothing construction and evolved through the years to quilting. In the early 1990’s she decided to make a career change and earned a degree in Interior Design.  What she learned about color, design principles and drafting, she incorporated into quilting. Before she knew it, she was creating her own quilt designs and has won several competitions on both the local and national levels. Pam gets her design ideas from everywhere: nature, architecture, even from a funny joke! Her goal is to create fun patterns for all levels of quilters and sewers, such as this Inchling pattern. These cute little WoolFelt® critters cover a retractable tape measure. The pattern includes instructions for all three animals, turtle, frog and giraffe. Pull the turtle’s head, the frog’s tongue, or the giraffe’s head and the tape measure appears! 

Contact: www.piecefuldesigns.com

 

Pieceful Designs

Piper’s Girls, Erin Hamilton & Jeanette White
Erin and Jeanette have sold and used National Nonwovens’ WoolFelt® for years at their Piper’s Quilts & Comforts shop in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Their retail quilt shop led them into the world of designing patterns for quilting, sewing and knitting and together they are the Piper's Girls. They specialize in children's and baby items, but dabble in a bit of everything. National Nonwovens’ felt is a favorite because of the quality and colors. “We are having a current love affair with the bamboo felt as we can use it for appliqué in our quilt patterns and it feels like a dream,” they exclaim. “As a Mom and a Grandma, our goal to have as much fun every day while making beautiful things and hope some of our designs make you smile.”

Contact: www.pipersgirls.com

 

Piper's Girls

Plum Creek Collectibles, Tammy DeYoung
Tammy has been creating crafts with fabric, paint, sand, and putty since childhood. Her passion for whimsical designs — inspired by Early American and Primitive Folk Art — has blossomed into an amazing success story to anyone’s standards. But for Tammy, success means creating characters and patterns that make folks giggle, grin or just plain laugh out loud. She has been doing this for over a decade and today her patterns are sold all over the world and are found in many popular magazines, including the cover of Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine.

Contact: www.plumcreekcollectibles.com

 

Plum Creek Christmas

Primitive Stitches, Melissa Towne
Melissa opened her shop, Primitive Stitches, in 2004 and started designing her own pattern line (also named Primitive Stitches) in 2008. “I have always loved to stitch and create things,” says Melissa. “Rumor has it, that I was born with a needle and thread in my hand.”  She loves the creative process and encouraging others to discover the art and having the satisfaction of creating things for themselves and to share with their family and friends.

Melissa prefers WoolFelt® because the texture and weight is a superb quality and is very easy to work with.  She also loves the large variety of rich warm colors.

Contact: /www.primitivestitchesmo.blogspot.com/

 

Primitive Stitches

Rachel’s of Greenfield, Rachel Pellman
Rachel Thomas Pellman and her husband Kenny own and operate Rachel's of Greenfield where she designs and produces kits for small applique, pieced wall quilts, and ornaments. Rachel's kits are wonderfully complete . . . wall quilt kits include all the fabrics for the top, back, binding, embellishments, precise patterns, and complete instructions. Ornament kits contain all the fabrics, embellishments, floss, precise patterns and illustrated instructions. With everything in hand, everyone from novice to expert can have the satisfaction of completing a project.

Rachel has spent many hours in Amish homes learning the stories of Amish women, the histories of their quilts, and current trends in Amish quiltmaking. She has authored and co-authored numerous books including Amish Wall Quilts, The World of Amish Quilts, A Treasury of Amish Quilts and Tips for Quilters. Other ventures include designing several lines of fabric with P & B Textiles. She teaches and lectures at local guilds and has participated in educational programs at Sotheby's and American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

Contact: www.rachelsofgreenfield.com

 

Rachels of Greenfield

The Raspberry Rabbits, Michelle May
Michelle’s infatuation with rabbits is equal to her infatuation with quilting and stitching. Quilting and stitching provide the keys to the magical place in Michelle’s mind she refers to as “down the rabbit hole.”  It’s a very fitting term since her pet rabbits live in her studio, where they run free and enjoy a peaceful life. During the last few years, the works of Hans Christian Andersen has also inspired Michelle to the folk art of the Pennsylvania Dutch and her drawing style is very similar to that art form.  It’s a style her customers and blog followers have become smitten with as her Folk Art Fusion projects continue to increase in popularity. WoolFelt is often incorporated into the designs, including her free monthly project named “The Adventures of Harrington and Hannah BOM.” Each month on the 15th, she publishes a new block on her website that features stitching, wool applique and patchwork sashing.
Contact: www.theraspberryrabbits.com

 

Raspberry Rabbits

Rebecca Ruth Designs, Rebecca Anderson
Rebecca Anderson is an experienced pattern designer who specializes in felted wool soft dolls and animals. Her pattern line, Rebecca Ruth Designs, is sold nationally and internationally. Rebecca has contributed to such publications as Better Homes and Gardens Quilting Ideas, Country Sampler, Decorating Ideas, the book Better Homes and Gardens Kids Room Projects, and has designed soft toys for Lamaze Baby Toys. Her projects and designs have appeared in local and national quilt shows, including the American Quilter's Society (AQS) show in Nashville, the National Quilting Association (NQA) show in Chicago, and the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

“I really appreciate National Nonwovens’ products because of the quality, variety, and range of color,” says Rebecca. “The WoolFelt® is a no fuss option for making my soft doll and animal patterns. It is easy to cut, felt, and sew.”

Contact: www.rebeccaruthdesigns.com/

 

Rebecca Ruth

The Sewing Loft, Heather Valentine
Heather’s passion for creativity comes from her childhood memories and life experiences. To fine tune that passion into a craft, she obtained a degree in Pattern Making and Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Heather then entered the apparel manufacturing industry and spent the next twenty years working for top designers within the women’s and children’s apparel world. With each position, she traveled to a different area of the world gaining valuable knowledge. Her experiences showed her the importance of a quality, handmade product, produced in the U.S.A., which she used to create The Sewing Loft. All of the designs offered are made with the core values passed down from her family and her main goal is to encourage everyone to enjoy playing like a child.

Contact: thesewingloftblog.com

 

The Sewing Loft

Silver Penny, Kathryn Sheehan
Kathryn Sheehan - author, teacher, natural fiber artist and designer - lives in a small town on the beautiful coast of Maine.  Her passionate love of sewing and crafting turned into a small cottage business where she designs and create dolls, fairy houses and other natural toys.  Her company, The Silver Penny, has steadily grown over the years to now include a line of sewing and craft patterns with the most popular being her fairy houses.  “Being a tiny person may be why I’m so fascinated with miniatures and fairies,” says Kathryn.  “My series of fairy house patterns is growing into a village as I dream up more designs – it is my passion and keeps me young at heart!”

WoolFelt® is a big part of the small-sized doll-making patterns and kits.  Kathryn enjoys the color selection and rich texture.  “I love the buttery feel, the flexibility, and the drape of the WoolFelt®”, says Kathryn.  “It is so easy to sew.  The TOY002 style works especially well for my doll clothing. Your company also has always provided excellent customer service and is friendly and helpful whenever I have questions.”

Contact:   www.thesilverpenny.com

 

Silver Penny

SUCH Designs, Carrie Bloomston
Carrie started sewing about five years ago when she was pregnant with her second child in a hormone-fueled mad dash to the sewing store! As a lifelong artist and graduate of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, art and design are second nature to her. So as she started sewing, people started asking her to write patterns and designing fabrics! Since then she has been featured in many books and magazines and has just completed her first book, The Little Spark–30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity, with Stash Books (available Nov. 2014). Carrie often uses WoolFelt® in her projects because of the great colors and variety of textures/blends. She intends to help you reconnect with your inner-artist and celebrate your creative spark. 

Contact:  www.such-designs.com (patterns are also sold through the major distributors)

 

SUCH Oh Boy puppets

Suzanne’s Art House, Suzanne Wenzlick
Suzanne has a keen artistic sense that was honed in college where she is a graduate of Fashion Design and Merchandising.  Her Mother-In-Law encouraged her to pursue a career as an original designer of a pattern business and as a teacher in quilt shops.   Since its inception, Suzanne’s Art House has been successful in developing easy to construct quilt patterns.  WoolFelt® is incorporated into the majority of the designs. “WoolFelt® is extremely fast and easy to teach because I don’t spend my time folding down hems.”   Shown here is one of Suzanne’s tremendously popular lady bug quilt pattern sets made with WoolFelt® called Lucky Lady

Contact:  www.suzannesarthouse.com 

 

Suzanne's Art House

Sweet Chic Design, Susan Cousineau
Like most designers, Susan shared a childhood passion for everything creative, spending endless hours coloring, drawing and designing greeting cards. After receiving a degree in business administration, she launched her own studio and turned her creative passion into a full-time career in product design for the past 20 years!

The Sew Sweet Chic pattern collection is currently licensed with the McCall Pattern Company, with several designs top sellers! Each collection combines cozy textures and playful prints, whimsical motifs, embroidered details and charming trims and embellishments for a distinctive three-dimensional look.  WoolFelt® is incorporated into many of the designs in the new Gifts 'n Giggles pattern collection. Each pattern features a coordinating wall hanging and pillow set (the gifts!) and a fun playtime or dress-up accessory (the giggles!). From sparkly princesses, ballerinas and fairies, to magical unicorns, mermaids and teddy bear tea parties, this delightful collection is what little girls' dreams are made of!

Contact: www.sweetchicdesign.com

 

Sweet Chic Designs

Sweet Emma Jean, Katherine Tuohy
Katherine founded Sweet Emma Jean in her early months of motherhood, when naptime was aplenty and her idle fingers were itching to create. Once an architect and now a stay-at-home mom, Katherine was inspired by the need to put something adorable on the equally adorable feet of her baby. Told by many friends to sell her handmade felt baby shoes on Etsy.com, she opened up a shop.  Today there are over a dozen different shoe designs available. They are all handmade to order from soft and durable National Nonwovens' WoolFelt. Sweet Emma Jean recently began offering original felt play food patterns and kits so that crafty mommies and grandmas can have the satisfaction of making safe and fun toys for their toddlers too.

Contact: www.etsy.com/shop/sweetemmajean.

 

Sweet Emma Jean

Sweetie Pie Bakery, Jessica Peck
Play campfires with toasted marshmallows, picnic basket lunches, and animal crackers in a circus wagon cookie jar are just an example of the unique line of felt sewing patterns that can be found at Sweetie Pie Bakery. Jessica Peck, the creative mind behind Sweetie Pie Bakery, is an up and coming pattern designer living outside of Milwaukee, WI. She spends her days gaining inspiration from her energetic toddlers, often sewing and designing right on the playroom floor.

National Nonwovens’ products have the quality and consistency that Jessica likes to deliver to her customers. “I am especially fond of the new XoticFelt™ line and look forward to seeing more hues,” says Jessica. “Designers have a strong influence so it is important to lead people in a sustainable direction.’

Contact: http://jessicapeck.blogspot.com

 

Sushi by Sweetie Pie Bakery

Tamarinis, Tammy Silvers
Julia, with a background in art and literature, proclaims that one of her guilty pleasures is finding ways to use “words” in my work, be it in the fabric itself or by adding them to the piece.  In 2006 I, along with her former business partner Julia, started Outside the Line Designs. As a team they designed many quilts that played off of our combined interests and strengths. Their designs were regularly published in a variety of quilt magazines, including Quilt, McCall’s Quilting, and Create and Decorate. They are authors of the AQS book Small Quilts, Big Events.  In February 2013, the partnership of Outside the Line Designs dissolved, and Tamarinis is Tammy’s new design company.  

Contact: www.tamarinis.com

 

Tamarinis

Thistledown & Co., Linda Zokan
Thistledown & Co. offers an eclectic line of quilt patterns and came into being about a decade ago by Linda Zokan after a lifetime love affair with needle arts. "I love to create designs that will bring a smile to your face", says Linda. She enjoys working with WoolFelt because, “it's wonderful to work with and the array of colors offered are very inspiring!"

Linda has created a variety of interesting and diverse patterns, including Coin Catcher patterns and kits using WoolFelt®. These whimsical little projects are unique and fun to make. A wonderful assortment of WoolFelt® coin catcher designs are available to choose from, such as Kitty, Santa Fe Circle, Color Block, and American Star. Shown here is the Hearts & Pennies coin catcher. Hang it in a handy place to add character and collect your loose change.

Contact: www.thistledownquilts.com 

 

Thistledown & Co.

Up The Creek, Julie Biertzer
Julie’s woodsy and nostalgic designs are inspired by her love for nature and the lakes that surround her in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin.  Her nostalgic work also comes from a love of antiques and the simple country life.  She is a career floral designer (35 years), so flowers are a favorite creation. Julie enjoys working with National Nonwovens’ WoolFelt®, especially when she transforms it into a wooly fuzzy fabric after washing because it always feels so good in her hands and is a pleasure to cut and stitch.  And of course she appreciates National Nonwovens because of what she calls, “The best color collections in the country!”

Contact www.upthecreekoriginals.com

 

Up The Creek

While She Naps, Abby Glassenberg
Abby is a sewing pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. She designs and makes original soft toys and soft sculptures.  Abby’s newest book, Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, was published by Lark in the spring of 2013. Her goal with this book was to help you design and create your own, original softie patterns by showing how soft toy construction works. Everything from creating a simple outline toy to an advanced jointed toy with gussets and darts is explained in detail. You're going to love her sewing patterns for unique, adorable soft toys! Included are step-by-step photos with every pattern and full-sized templates to print again and again. Each pattern creates a truly 3-dimensional softie from simple pattern pieces.

Contact:  www.whileshenaps.etsy.com

 

 

 

While She Naps

Whistlepig Creek Productions, Sue Marsh
Sue’s goal is to make you giggle with her whimsical Whistlepig Creek Productions patterns.  Her signature animals have become so popular that some of her contagious characters are now on fabric designs. You’ll still find her famous critters on a fun, heartwarming collection of patterns from bunnies and bears to kitties and puppies.

 Whistlepig has produced many wonderful pattern made from WoolFelt and XoticFelt throughout the years. Her latest WoolFelt pattern is shown here. The Potted Penguin Pincushions is a fun pattern that is perfect for the holidays and beyond.

Contact: www.wpcreek.com

 

Woolhearts, Kathy Bigott
Kathy has a rich history in sewing including tailoring and dressmaking at a dress shop during the 1970s - 1990s. Today, her passion is creating WoolFelt® products from National Nonwovens’ WCF001 and TOY002 wool-rayon blend fabrics. “I love the wool-felt rayon blending,” says Kathy. “The result of this process is a fabric with vibrant colors and a beautiful ‘hand’ because it doesn’t ravel, is not too flimsy or too stiff, and lends very well to creation.  I find few limits on what can be done from heirloom quality crafts, home décor, even quilting and clothing crossovers.  It’s a blank a blank canvas of creativity!” Kathy tries to share and expand on these easy-to-use qualities inherent in WoolFelt by designing fast and easy, pre-cut kits with simple hand-sewing assemblies. The result is a streamlined process with shorter timelines to the finished products.  She currently offers: penny rug style candle and table mats, garlands, ornaments, 3-D home decorations, holiday decorations, and uniquely repurposed containers that would otherwise be discarded. 

Contact: www.woolhearts.com

 

 

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