Founded in 2004, PenFelt is a Portland, Oregon based enterprise that offers a line of handmade, hand dyed felt objects. Each item is made personally by the Duchess of Felt (LeBrie Rich). PenFelt’s colorful accessories and objets d’ art are known for their high-quality construction and the customer glee they provoke. Products are wet-felted merino wool, with some needle felted embellishments. Much of the fiber used is dyed in-house, so colorways of PenFelt products evolve according to trends of the time and the whim of the colorist.
In addition to the felt products featured on this site, LeBrie creates one of a kind sculpture for diverse settings including museums, galleries, storefront windows and craft fairs. Work of that nature can be viewed on LeBrie.com.
LeBrie also uses her expertise in the material to make custom work and act as a materials consultant. In addition to private clients, she has recently collaborated with Nike and gDiapers to realize their dreams in felt.
Finally, to share her passion for making things, LeBrie has been teaching art workshops since 2006. In 2012 she taught felting in a rural community in Japan (with lots of gesturing) and in 2013 she taught at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, New York. Visit the workshops page for a list of upcoming classes to join the fun!
For wholesale information,
press inquiries or custom work,
LeBrie Rich | Duchess of Felt
lebrie.rich [at] gmail.com