If you’re anything like us, then you’ve completely fallen for soft-sculptures — particularly felt-made models à la Laura Faggioni’s creations for The Science Of Sleep. The Aussie textile artist behind Pul(Sew)idth is pulling at our felt sculpture-adoring heart strings with a series of gorgeous instruments that combine our love of music and crafts into one. The mini-replicas take on the form of guitars (both acoustic and electric), amps, drum kits, keyboards and organs with button knobs, embroidered detailing, and layered felt. Lust over an array of hand-crafted, music equipment-themed textile art below, and purchase a set over on Pul(Sew)idth’s Etsy.
Textile artist, illustrator, and musician David of ModdyBoy80, creates miniature replicas of vintage music equipment in felt form. Each über detailed, hand-sewn piece — featuring embroidered nobs, buttons, and sound meters — was inspired by instruments and recording equipment used from the 1950s through the ’80s, like reel-to-reel tape recorders, cassettes, and retro synthesizers. Swoon over the textile creations below, and visit the California-based Etsy this way.
Inspired by a current lover who caught the 1960’s-channeling musician’s eye at a show in Michigan, this jubilant track off Alex Ebert’s solo-effort — appropriately titled Alexander — encapsulates the charming singer-songwriter’s feelings about finding his girl through jangly maracas and tambourines, an enchanting electric guitar riff and sweet humming.