FELT & MIXED MEDIA

Our theme for 08/23-08/29 :
Felt & Mixed Media
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We’ll be posting images on this theme all week both on the blog and  facebook.

Join the fun, share yours on facebook…and send us your best pics for upcoming themes to submissions  @ livingfelt  DOTcom   Always a chance to win free felting supplies from http://www.LivingFelt.com

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08/23-08/29: Mixed Media w/Felt

08/30:09/05: Felted Home Décor & Functional Pieces

09/06-09/12: Felted Dolls & Sculptures

 

Felting Mixed Media – Felter’s Eye Candy!

Hand-made felt incorporated with knitting, crochet, beading, metal work and other art forms is wonderful to see & share! We hope you enjoy this sampling from a variety of talented artists.

Angelina Pronina Felt Shawl with Crochet Mixed Media on www.livingfelt.co/blog
In this stylish and elegant felt shawl, Angelina Pronina combines felting with crochet
for a one of a kind work of wearable art. This pic from her etsy shop: ProninA Designs

Ingridi Kasitooblogi Felt Aquarium Mixed Media www.livingfelt.com/blog

Ingridi Kasitooblogi Felt Aquarium Mixed Media


This beautiful work by Ingridi Käsitööblogi was an exploration and adventure.

She was working on an art challenge and chose the theme “Aqua” when the inspiration came
to create coral reefs. She began with crocheting, and later decided on an oval shaped felted bag.
We love the incorporation of hand-stitching and beading as well.

Ingridi Kasitooblogi Felt Aquarium Mixed Media www.livingfelt.com/blog

Ingridi Kasitooblogi Felt Aquarium Mixed Media

Ingridi is in Estonia and her blog requires translation, and we did not find much more felt work there, but she is a talented artist indeed. You can see more of her work here:  http://ingridisetegija.blogspot.com/

 

Chad Alice Hagen Felt Brooches, Mixed Media from www.livingfelt.com/blog

Chad Alice Hagen Felt Brooches, Mixed Media

Great inspiration from well-known feltmaker, teacher and author Chad Alice Hagen.

These little brooches are each a work of art in themselves. We love how
the variations in the color of the felt coincide with the stitching and beadwork.
BTW – this pic actually came from the Bead Lust Blog, she purchased these from Chad
~ we recommend any of Chad’s books!

You can see & buy her work on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChadAliceHagen
of Follow Chad on facebook

Jackie Cardy Textiles Mixed Media Felt Stitch  www.livingfelt.com/blog

Jackie Cardy Textiles Mixed Media Felt

This gorgeous felt with with stitching and embroidery is by Jacke Cardy…wow!
Follow her on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackiecardytextiles

Sara Aires Felt Beads Crochet  on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Sara Aires Mixed Media Felt Beads with Crochet and beadwork

Sara Aires says she studied sculpture but does not practice it; instead she loves mixing up
different crafting techniques – like in these wonderful felt baubles with crochet and bead work.

Visit her etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/shop/saraaire

Felted Fairy House – Mixed Media

Theresa LaBrecque Felted Fairy House on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Theresa LaBrecque sent in this fabulous little fairy house….ready for occupancy!

“…I have used a wooden bird house for a foundation, mica for windows, river rock for the path to the door.
Also I have used pine cones, moss, tree bark, and vines. I used my needles and some of the wool from Living Felt.
I will be entering this house in The Fairy Festival at Prescott Park in Portsmouth NH next month for the children,
both young and old to enjoy.”

Theresa LaBrecque Felted Fairy House on www.livingfelt.com/blog

You visit Theresa online and see more of her work:
Theresa LaBrecque www.labrecqueart.com

 

 

 

Free Needle Felting Tutorial: Fall Decor Scarecrows

Free Needle Felting Tutorial: Fall Decor Needle Felting Scarecrows on www.livingfelt.com/blog
Watch our video tutorial for needle felting these fall scarecrows. Perfect for the complete beginner, and an inspiration project for  experienced needle felters :O)

 

Supplies/ Tools Used: 

- Living Felt MC-1 Wool Batting
- CW-1 Core Wool
Earth Harmony Needle Felting Foam, size: 10 x 10
- Clover Pen Tool
Clover 8900 Tool (5-needle)
- Metal 4-Needle Felting Tool
Felting Needles in various sizes

 

 

Whimsical Felted Art of Lala & Gleen

Angela Melanson Lala & Gleen Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog
Angela Melanson is the artist at Lala & Gleen Productions; we love the whimsy and humor she brings to her felted pictures and other art works. Angela says ” I am lucky to spend my creative life in Nova Scotia, Canada living amongst the Acadian Forest and its’ woodland creatures. It is from this vantage point where I find great inspiration – the native rabbits and birds as well as imagined creatures keep my mind full of ideas with a longing to understand the relationship between humans, animals and the environment.”
Angela Melanson of Lala and Gleen Needle Felted Picture - Bike Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Angela is a formally trained textile artist and self-taught painter  — her works included felted art, textile art and paintings.  “Each piece I create is made with the environment in mind by using recycled materials, locally grown wool, or water based paints & inks. All art created by me is made using healthy art practices.”

Angela Melanson Lala & Gleen Needle Felted Art Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Rituals of the Every Day

You can see more from Angela, follow her and even request a commission:

on facebook:  www.facebook.com/lalaandgleen
her blog:  http://lalaandgleen.blogspot.com

Felted Wrist Warmers – A Fun Felting Project!

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A pair of soft and cozy felted wrist warmers are a perfect gift for yourself or someone you love! These were made with merino wool top and merino-silk blend, they are 100% wool and not nuno felted.

I wanted to make them very long so they would reach the bend in my arm…they are a perfect fit! Wet felting over a resist is fun. I started by making myself a pair out of polar fleece so I would know how wide and how long to make them. Then I used one long template of resist material (like I do when felting a pair of boots) and cut the fiber at the knuckle area.

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The base layer is Merino Top in Lilac, with Super Fine Merino Top in Orchid and Merino-Silk Blend Black Currant as a contrasting accent. If you would like us to make a tutorial, video or even a kit…let us hear from you via comment on the blog or via email !

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Lovely Felted Dresses & Apparel

Lena Baymut Felted Baby Dress Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This Bright, Precious and SOFT! felted baby dress by Lena Baymut is made of 100% Merino Wool Top. Lena wet felts using hand felting techniques and cold water.

Lena Baymut Felted Baby Dress Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog
“I make my designs in gentle wet felting technique, so I don’t use any electric or mechanical devices. Only wool, natural soap, my hands and love=). I also use only cold water,
since hot water destroys those useful properties of lanolin in wool. “

Lena Baymut Felted Sweater, Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Lena Baymut Nuno Felted Dress, Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“My art which I absolutely love gives me so much freedom where my imagination never stops. Wool is a very plastic material which makes it possible to create anything imaginable. Things turn out warm, cozy and bewitching.”

Lena Baymut  Felted Dress, Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

See More & Shop with Lena in her etsy store: Baymut