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Fun and Fabulous Needle Felted “Granny” Character Doll!~ Sue Hale March 11, 2011

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Needle Felted Doll

Needle Felted Doll

Needle Felted Doll

Needle Felted Doll

Funky and classy – this lady is a real character! Sue hale of  South Haven, MI, needle felted this “granny” from the Needle Felting a Character Doll Kit.  She turned out really fantastic Sue! I’m so glad you got to experience the excitement and discovery of felting a doll!

“I had a wonderful time creating the doll and [the workshop] absolutely added to my store of knowledge when it came to details like realistic looking hands and feet.  I was also intrigued by the use of the gray wool in the eye area and the two dots of white on the iris.   The tutorial is very informative and I had so much fun as the personality of my doll began to emerge. “

Sue Hale ~ South Haven, MI

 

Darling Elf Doll Needle Felted from Alpaca Fibers! ~ Nancy Shelton February 9, 2011

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Needle Felted Doll

Needle Felted Doll

 

Nancy Shelton needle felted this cute little guy using alpaca fibers courtesy of her own animals at ‘Alpaca on the Rocks’, in Weed, CA. Too cute Nancy! And I love the natural tone of that alpaca!

 

“I use Living Felt needles and biodegradable foam- love that.  I make creatures of my own design out of alpaca fiber. The eyes also are fiber. This one I call Elwood.”
Nancy Shelton ~ Weed, CA

 

 

 

New Needle Felting Artist in the United Arab Emirates ~ Jameela Alzelwa November 23, 2010

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Needle Felted Doll

Needle Felted Doll

Needle Felted Doll

 

Memole

Memole

New to felting and inspired by a beloved childhood cartoon character, Jameela Alzelwa, of the UAE, needle felted this adorable doll with NZ Corriedale colors Red, Lavender, Lagoon, Candy and Marigold.  Welcome to felting Jameela! I hope we get to see more of your creations soon!

English is not Jameela’s first language, but her words are beautiful so we left them unedited  :)

“hi . im jameela and im 28 years old ..im from United Arab Emirts..when i did search for craft i saw the felt doll and i love it and think i want to do spical thing and nobody do like me..
so i enterd to your web and i saw alot of wenderfol wool … i think what shall i buy now…suddenly i remmebr memol ..i love her very mach..this cartoon when i was childe i drame her alot …
so i do same the photo… i hope you like it…i love felt very much”

Jameela Alzelwa ~  United Arab Emirates

 

Charming Santa and Winter Vest ~ Patricia Bierer November 21, 2010

 

Needle Felted Santa

Needle Felted Santa

 

 

Needle Felted Santa

Needle Felted Santa

 

 

Needle Felted Design

Needle Felted Design

 

 

Needle Felted Design

Needle Felted Design

 

Looks like Patricia Bierer, of Muskego, WI, is getting ready for the winter months with her holiday Santa and beautifully detailed vest.  We love seeing your projects, Patricia. You always have something new and fun to work on. Fantastic!

“After I received your cd of how to make a santa it was very helpful and away I went . . . the colors I used were garnet, hemlock, white, and flesh. . .  he is 12in high, now I just have to make another one!
This vest was needle felted by hand and  a needle felting machine. I used pieces of hand felted  roving and put the design on by hand and machine.  I used  Merino  wool.  It goes good  with the  hat [I made] and now I have to make a skirt.  House work can wait, felting is first!”

Patricia e.  Bierer ~ Muskego, WI
 

Nautical Needle Felting! A Lovely Mermaid Doll ~ by Michelle Bowman November 17, 2010

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Needle Felted Mermaid Doll

Needle Felted Mermaid Doll

Needle Felted Mermaid Doll

Needle Felted Mermaid Doll

Needle Felted Mermaid Doll

Needle Felted Mermaid Doll

Needle Felted Mermaid Doll

Needle Felted Mermaid Doll

 

This marvelous sea maiden was needle felted by Michelle Bowman of Westminster, CO. What a great memento of your trip! She’s truly beautiful. And I love that you used the wrapping from the wire armature – how ingenious!  thank you Michelle!

“Hi Marie and friends.  Here are some pics of the doll I made from the doll felting kit.

I started this project while on vacation in HI (sometimes, in order to have time to craft, I just have to leave home and distractions behind!).  So, the doll became a mermaid project. I didn’t get to finish her there, but I brought back some sand, and my mermaid has sand in her hair from that trip. Her jewelry is freshwater pearls, glass beads (to represent sea glass) and gold and silver metallic beads.You’ll think this is funny–the green tendrils in her hair are the wraps from the covered wire in the kit! It’s been fun to look at different threads and textiles and wonder, ‘How can I use that in a felting project?’ Tee hee!

The kit and instructions were wonderful!! Very well written and presented. I appreciated the videos also; they helped a lot. It was especially helpful to have good instructions for the eyes and the hands. I’ve had such fun creating with your supplies! Thanks for everything!!”

Michelle Bowman ~ Westminster, CO

 

 

Stunning Pin Cushion Doll Made from a Gourd! ~ by Patricia Bierer August 18, 2010

needle felted pin cushion

needle felted pin cushion

This fancy lady was creatively needle felted around a gourd by Patricia Bierer of Muskego, WI.  She’s beautiful and functional too! What a great find Patricia – just amazing!

“I thought I needed a place to have [my needles] ready to use and here she is! Her body and head are a gourd that I found.   All felted,  she is 10 in high and sits on my desk.
Patricia Bierer ~ Muskego, WI
 

Wonderful Beginner’s Needle Felted Figures ~ By Maggie Hughes August 14, 2010

Needle Felted Ducks

Needle Felted Ducks

Needle Felted Surfer

Needle Felted Surfer

Needle Felted Pixies

Needle Felted Pixies

Needle Felted Dog

Needle Felted Dog

Needle Felted Dog

Needle Felted Dog

Maggie Hughes of Surf City, NC shares with us some of her first projects. But no need to be so humble, Maggie – these are wonderful!  My second project was certainly not as detailed or ambitious as your surfer – I love his hair and toes! You’re doing great and I can’t wait to see more!

“[The] ducks [were] fun to do. [The] Surfer Dude [was my] 2nd project.[The] pixies I put in a friend’s shop. [The dog is] my sister’s dog, Missy.  All Living Felt wool.   I don’t consider these to be really good.  I decided to show them [so] other beginners can look at them and feel their projects aren’t so bad.”

Maggie Hughes ~ Surf City, NC

 

Angelic Needle Felted Girl – Help Me with Her Hair? ~ by Maggie Hughes August 11, 2010

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Needle Felted Doll

Needle Felted Doll

Needle Felted Doll

Soy Silk Hair

Soy Silk Hair

Soy Silk Hair

Soy Silk Hair

Maggie Hughes of Surf City, NC, needle felted this darling doll for her granddaughter, but ended up using yarn hair when she could not get the silk she bought to stay in place. I thought I’d appeal to you – wonderful readers – any ideas for Maggie?  She explains:

“I pulled it out because it just wouldn’t stay in.   I was in PA visiting my sister and we went to a farm store.  This was called Soy Silk.  It was gorgeous and I thought it would make beautiful hair.  How in the world could I have gotten it to stay in?”

Maggie Hughes ~ Surf City, NC

 

Mario Makeover! ~ Laurie Magnabosco June 22, 2010

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needle felted doll

After consulting with an expert – her son! – Laurie made some improvements to her Mario doll, posted earlier.  He looks great Laurie! Are we going to see his brother Luigi next?

 

A “Super” Doll! ~ by Laurie Magnabosco June 19, 2010

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needle felted mario doll

needle felted mario doll

Laurie Magnsbosco of Everett, WA   -  also a participant in our Santa Workshop!  – created this video game inpsired Super Mario Bros character for her son!  She used Merino Cross batting in Red, Teal, Marigold, White, Cocoa and Flesh Tone. Great doll making Laurie! He definitely gets a high score from us!

 

 
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