Felt knobs

Craft & Design Technology
Felt knobs


Custom audio interfaces and handmade amps are great, but I’ve always found regular knobs to be quite boring and impersonal, so I made these felt knobs to enhance the fuzziness factor a bit, and embellished them with embroidery floss indicator lines. They’re just wool around regular knobs, so there’s no sacrifice in performance, just festive colors and a soft touch.


Knobs in precious metal

6 thoughts on “Felt knobs

  1. tuckerch says:

    Come on, get with it! Come up with a line of absolute BS about how felted knobs improve the listening experience and you’ll be making money hand over fist.

    A suggestion, color code the knobs for types of music. Blue for Classical, Red for Rock, Green for jazz. You get the idea.

    Audiophiles will buy ANYTHING if it has the most absurd claims associated with it.

  2. Felt knobs Becky Stern says:

    Well, I will second Collin’s comment when he said, “because nothing’s too good for your audio interface.” =] I just think they feel and look nice! Isn’t that enough?

  3. tuckerch says:

    Not mocking you AT all.

    More the fact that audiophiles will, truly, buy anything, the more outrageous the claims, the better.



    for some prime examples.

    Makes the Monster Cable people seem downright rational by comparison.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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