Laura Kochevar's Profile

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Felt Inspired items have been featured on HGTV’s Crafter’s Coast to Coast, The Crafts Report, Belle Armoire and Knitter’s Magazine. Each piece is individually handcrafted in my home studio in Chicago and prepared as a gift. Enjoy!

Surrounded by creative family members and friends, I was exposed early on to an appreciation of handcrafted work. I have been a knitter for over 20 years and gradually became interested in all forms of fiber arts. My Peace Corps and business travels have taken me to many bazaars and market places around the world where I became keenly aware of textile patterns, color combinations and techniques, most of which are hundreds or thousands of years old.

Most recently, I’ve become fascinated by the properties of wool fiber and the felting process. Felt is the oldest known man-made textile and I love t…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 23
  • Joined July 5, 2006

Favorite materials

wool, felt, merino, silk, argentium silver, pearls

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About

Felt Inspired items have been featured on HGTV’s Crafter’s Coast to Coast, The Crafts Report, Belle Armoire and Knitter’s Magazine. Each piece is individually handcrafted in my home studio in Chicago and prepared as a gift. Enjoy!

Surrounded by creative family members and friends, I was exposed early on to an appreciation of handcrafted work. I have been a knitter for over 20 years and gradually became interested in all forms of fiber arts. My Peace Corps and business travels have taken me to many bazaars and market places around the world where I became keenly aware of textile patterns, color combinations and techniques, most of which are hundreds or thousands of years old.

Most recently, I’ve become fascinated by the properties of wool fiber and the felting process. Felt is the oldest known man-made textile and I love to experiment with the medium for contemporary applications. Making something out of ordinary materials and taking a design from concept to creation through trial and error is a process that feeds my soul. I also love to work with non-traditional materials, such as knitting and crocheting with sterling silver wire.

During the day, I work in the non-profit sector, where I'm passionate about making health services accessible for all.

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