It was the Contemporary Textile Fair this weekend. There are many wonderful objects in this fair, but this year, I actually bought something - a pantoufle. This is a gloriously tactile felt vessel, made a Gillian Royal.
The felt is thick, and soft, and she adds delicate machine stitching to the top and bottom ( more clearly seen in the second photo of the detail on the bottom).
This is the ideal ornamental object for a 2boy and 1 dog household. It is still looking beautiful despite being constantly handled, thrown in the air and used as an indoor rugby ball.