ReHeat

The art of felting bringing new life to vintage fabrics

Halifax, Nova Scotia · 4 Sales

ReHeat

The art of felting bringing new life to vintage fabrics

Halifax, Nova Scotia 4 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Leticia

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ReHeat was born from a fascination with the incredible properties of wool and a love of vintage, quality fabrics. All of my designs begin with selecting a unique piece of natural fabric such as silk, linen, cashmere, etc. which then inspires a choice and patterning of complimentarily coloured wool and other fibres, which are then melded together through the ancient art of nuno felting. The organic process of wool felting with natural fibres transforms the original clothing and accessories into one-of-a kind, portable pieces of art.

At the heart of my designs are the principles of re-use and buy local; designs are inspired by locally sourced vintage fabrics which are revitalized by a marriage with local wool, fibres and handmade soap. These wearable pieces are intended to provide both warmth and an expression of personal style.

The organic nature of the felting process and the different ways in which fibres respond and bond together plus the use of vintage fabrics and handmade wools, always results in one of a kind pieces.

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  • leticia smillie

    Owner, Creator

    I have been exploring the art of nuno felting for over a decade now and was thrilled to have my craft recognized by my acceptance into the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council. I learned the art of felt-making from other makers through workshops, books and online resources however it is a very hands on process and required developing a familiarity with how fibres respond and learning how to gauge progress through the sound and feel of the fibres. ReHeat is a one-woman operation, excepting the occasional instances when I strong-arm (literally!) my son into doing some of the muscular fulling. The majority of work is done by hand with exception of the use of a felting machine and occasional use of a sewing machine.

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