Katie Frisbie WINS a Felting Goody Box from LivingFelt.com!
This wonderful submission came to us from Katie’s sister-in-law, Megan.
“I purchased a nativity creche a few years back and asked her if she would be willing to make the figures for it.
She decided to felt them and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results!
The first year I received the Holy Family, a donkey and a sheep. [Last] Christmas she surprised me
with a camel and a wiseman. I am not sure about her techniques
but I do know that for the camel’s eyelashes she used her dog Hugo’s hair!”
At the time of this posting, Katie does not have an etsy shop or facebook page for her work. If that changes, we will update!! :)
Until then, ENJOY this wonderful needle felted Christmas Nativity Scene!
Check out this stately and stunning needle felted black bear created by Sue. We love his pose, the facial coloring and detailing of the paws! Great Work, Sue!!
Megan Nedds continues to wow and inspire with her realistic needle felted animals. This glorious red, felted cardinal boasts a wing span of over 13 inches! He is felted over a wire armature and was created as a commission. Be sure to check out more from Megan right here on our blog and at her etsy shop, and on facebook where Megan often posts pictures of her sculptures in progress. Interview with Megan
We recently had a chance to visit with Egle Apanaviciene who lives in Lithuania.
She is a graduate in fashion design and besides her felting, she creates wedding dresses. It was as a fashion student that she discovered felting and began creating gifts for special occasions.
About her dolls, Egle says:
“When I start the process I do not have a clear vision of the result but have great satisfaction in my work.”
“Each doll is unique. I put not only work in them but also sentiment and love. That is why it is hard to part with them. Mostly I give them as gifts to special people.”
Egle may spend up to 2 or even 3 months to create one doll, she shares,
“It takes a lot of patience but the results are always rewarding.”
For her own personal goals, Egle says she wants to “excel” and she feels “the creations in wool are limitless.”
Her encouraging words for others who are interested in needle felting:
“Patience and more patience. It is most important for me not only he result but the process of achieving it. And this process is the most satisfying creative reward.”
You can follow her online via her facebook page:
An amazing needle felted frog sculpture from our friend Giovanna Montalbetti in Barcelona, Spain.
“This is my latest piece, a birthday frog for my Mom. She collects frogs and toads
but I hadn’t felted her a realistic frog yet so… The green I achieved by mixing Lima Bean, Olive
and Garden Ivy merino top fibres. I used some spare orange wool from a LF slipper kit to do the belly
and toe shading. Although I usually felt eyes too, this time I settled for some spare plastic ones
I had around in order to give the piece some extra shine.”
Sandra Bell of Florida literally just started felting…in JULY of this year.
We remember the day she called and ordered a beginner kit for needle felting,
then the basic needle felting starter kit and more supplies including felting needles and an earth tones pack.
Since then she has stocked her studio with an impressive array of wool and tools,
including the coveted Studio Builder ….and just look what she has made!
“Mountain Lion – Brother Cougar is needle felted with Living Felt Merino wool and roving.
Also used are feathers, leather, grapevine wreath, glass eyes, hemp cord and needle.
Brother Cougar as shown is the guardian of sleeping children; the colored needle felted necklace
has been soaked in aroma therapy oil and can be removed and placed on the child for safety throughout the day.”
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 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.”
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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