NEVADA CITY, Calif., July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Freshly carded wool from Woodland, California is measured, cut, peeled, layered, felted, fulled, resist dyed, and more by designer maker Eileen Kennedy in Nevada City, California, to create Rain, a set of naturally fire resistant hot pads that bring humor and poetry to the kitchen. Here is the link to purchase: http://www.kennedyfengshui.com/product/rain/
Used by the airline industry and military, wool is the natural choice for flame resistance because of its high water and nitrogen content. Should wool burn, it usually will self extinguish, and produces less smoke and less fumes than synthetic fibers making it a safer choice for in the home. Wool is widely regarded as the most flame resistant fiber.
With roughly 400,000 head of sheep in California since 2003, all those annual haircuts produce a good amount of raw material for felting. Rain hot pads contain a certain weight of wool and have been tested to be heat resistant up to 500 degrees.
Felting is an ancient way of creating fabric. A non-woven, it's made from densely pressed and matted fibers and is the oldest fabric known to humankind. Felting predates weaving and samples have been found dating back to 6300 BCE.
Rain is a pared down hot pad, minimalistic in its structure and practical in its material. The shape is like a water droplet and the surface design is evocative of water. You don't have to be a feng shui fan to get the humor, it's pretty straightforward: Fight the heat with wool and water!
A designer maker for more than 20 years, Eileen Kennedy is also an expert Classical Feng Shui & Chinese Astrology. Her design work has been featured in numerous National and International publications. She loves to make things, whether it's in the studio, felting, sewing, dying or in the kitchen and enjoys spending time with family, friends, being in nature, trail running and lives with her young daughter in Nevada City, California.
Rain can be viewed & purchased at: http://www.kennedyfengshui.com/product/rain/
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