Lovely Felted Angelic Tree Topper by Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven

Felted Angel Tree Topper by Kathleen-Dodge-Dehaven on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Kathleen always puts thought and energy into the
tiny details of her work; her care radiates in the grace of
this lovely piece. Visit the blog for more pics (including back)

“Angela” is 14” tall, and is made of wool from our local area
along with wool from Living Felt. Notice her beautiful hair!
That’s Sun Dyed Premium Mohair Locks in Sun Blossom.
And I love the Merino-Cross Fast Felting Batts for achieving
a smooth (and effortless) effect on the wings and the front of the skirt. For the larger areas,
I started with the Clover felting tools; the skirt was then wet felted with the assistance
of LF’s mesh netting and olive oil soap (nice on the hands!).

Felted Angel Tree Topper by Kathleen-Dodge-Dehaven on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“Angela” is made over a wire armature, and is finished with hand beading, a vintage rosary,
and a vintage button at the back waist of the skirt. To keep her upright on the treetop,
I made a cone from a flexible cutting board, and covered it with recycled wool felt
in purple to match her overskirt. Notice the crinoline peeking out from under her skirt!

… I love looking at all the work of fellow felters.”

- Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven Coupville, WA

Felted Angel Tree Topper by Kathleen-Dodge-Dehaven on www.livingfelt.com/blog

 

Needle Felted Life Size Doll Miss Ruby by the late Claudia Everett (photo courtesy of Smoky Mountain Spinnery in TN)

Needle Felted Life Size Doll by Claudia Everett

   Needle Felted Life Size Doll Miss Ruby by the late Claudia Everett (photo courtesy of Smoky Mountain Spinnery in TN)

As Felted Portraits Week comes to a close, we have a very special needle felted sculpture to share with you ~ Miss Ruby,
a needle felted life-size doll by the late Claudia Everett.

Needle Felted Life Size Doll Miss Ruby by the late Claudia Everett

Early this year, we received a call from Jim Everett > he was on a mission to share the work of his beloved and talented wife  who had recently passed away. Claudia was a member of our extended felting community, and she loved reading our weekly newsletters and seeing the inspiring works shared by so many of our friends.

It was really important to Jim that the community also see the work of Claudia,
he spoke so lovingly of Claudia, her talent, and her passion for her art; he knew we would all appreciate it so much.
We promised to find just the perfect time to share it, and none better than the climax of Felted Portraits Week.

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Work in progress photos are courtesy Jim Everett, finished pictures of Miss Ruby are courtesy of Nancy Thompson @ Smoky Mountain Spinnery in Gaitlinberg, TN — the proud owner of the Miss Ruby sculpture. You can see her on display at the shop

Needle Felted Mother Earth Goddess

Lovely and Serene Mother Earth ~ Needle Felted Goddess Doll

Needle Felted Doll - Mother Earth

Needle Felted Doll - Mother Earth

Needle Felted Doll - Mother Earth

Needle Felted Doll - Mother Earth

Needle Felted Doll - Mother Earth

Needle Felted Doll - Mother Earth

Melinda Cunningham of Lexington, SC,  needle felted these sweet and beautiful Mother Earth Dolls with such tenderness and detail. Thank you Melinda! She is truly a vision!

[This is] a Mother Earth Doll I created using Living Felt Wool and Armatures (I have created an 8″ one and a 4″ one).
After twisting armatures into a sitting figure shape, I needle felted the wool around it.”

Melinda Cunningham ~  Lexington, SC

She is focusing on her ceramic art now, but lots of treasures to shop!
~ Nature’s Adornments 

 

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Beautiful Needle Felted and Mixed Media Doll

Jennifer Schermerhorn needle felted and mixed media doll

Jennifer Schermerhorn shared with us her beautiful mixed media doll entitled, AMELIA.
We love her delicate features and her cool yet feminine style.

Jennifer owns a yarn shop in  small town outside of Topeka, KS called The Wicked Stitch…
don’t let the name fool you, everything about seems sweet, warm and welcoming!

World's Largest Ball of Left Over Yarn at The Wicked Stitch in Kansas

World's Largest Ball of Left Over Yarn @ The Wicked Stitch in Kansas

They even boast to have the World’s Largest Ball of Left Over Yarn,
which as of this posting was just larger than a basketball.
If you are in their area, or passing through, stop in for a visit…and bring some yarn
to add to the ball, and enjoy some knitting, spinning, crochet or felting time with Jennifer!

The Wicked Stitch

needle felted witch green face

needle felted witch

Erin Doyle of Massachusetts Wins a $25 Gift Certificate to LivingFelt.com!

“I just made my second art doll – a witch! – using the techniques I learned from your art doll kit. All of the felting wool I bought from you. I used a Styrofoam cone as the body/base and covered it in moss. The clothing (except for the hat), I wet felted. The face and hat are needle felted.

Can’t wait to try a santa next!” – Erin Doyle

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Needle Felted Miss Witchy Casts Spells of Delight

needle felted witch

Katherine Overlan of New Hampshire shared the marvelous Miss Witchy on our facebook page. She is needle felted with CW-1 Core Wool, Mohair Locks, and various colors of MC-1 Merino Cross felting batts for her costume, skin and pumpkin.

“My favorite sized needles are 42’s & 40’s. I used my blush to give her face some color. Sitting she’s 14 in tall. So far I have my Mother, daughter and two daughter in laws fighting over her. Its nice to be wanted!” – Katherine

Needle Felted Fall Witch by Carl Rehbach

Needle Felted Fall Witch

Needle Felted Fall Witch by Carl Rehbach

Ita Rehbach  of Washington State needle felted this wonderful fall witch with dyed wool and objects found in nature. She would make a lovely autumn decoration on a nature table. We love the color combinations and the overall composition — beautiful work!

Ita Rehbach Ita Rehbach is a needlefelting artist and student at the Kunstakademie in Hanau, Germany.