FELTED WEARABLES

Our theme for 08/02 – 08/08 :
Felting Free Style ~ All Manner of Felted Art!
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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

See Our Submission Guidelines

08/16: Felting Freestyle

08/23: Mixed Media w/Felt

08/30: Felted Home Décor & Functional Pieces

 

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

 

Felted Picture – Forest with Tiny Faeries

Needle Felted Picture Forest by Tracey Palmer featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Tracey Palmer Wins a $25 Gift Certificate to Living Felt!

Tracey says, “I was working on this forest scene, and the wee faeries just moved into the trees !!”
This piece is entitled: “Enchantment”, and she used a variety of fibers including:
Living Felt MC-1 Batts, Merino Top, New Zealand Corriedale and Mohair Locks.

Tracey wet felted the background to establish the basic colors and concept,
and then added detail with needle felting. We love how “alive” this felted picture feels!

Mini Felted Lanscape Brooches…Stunning Detail!

Miniature Felted Landscapes by Lisa Jordan of Lil Fish Studios on www.livingfelt.com/blog

For our FELTED LANDSCAPES week, Lisa Jordan of Lil’ Fish Studios shared her miniature felted landscape brooches on our facebook page. They got lots of love and attention!!

Lisa writes, “I make mini needle-felted landscapes – the scenes are just over an inch wide – which I then fit into a handmade wood brooch base. I consider them like little postcards of places I’ve gone and would like to go.”

You can follow her on facebook: Lil Fish Studios