~ Felting Inspirations, Tutorials & Just Plain FUN!
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|| Felting For, About and With Our Pets!
|Portraits of People or Animals (pictures or dolls)
||Felting for Babies & Children
|Felting Beach & Summer Fun
Giovanna is felting with us all the way from Spain! She felted over a resist from the wet felting a slipper kit and also over a ball. In late December of last year she wet felted this Cat Cave for her beloved Oni.
“He always loved water and flowers, so I tried to evoke a kind of Monet water lilies sort of look. This was the last thing I was able to do for my cat as he passed away on February. He meant the world to me. In this project I first used the Ball Brause Sprinkler Tool. I also used the Emerald forest pack for the leaf border decoration and for the pale green highlights in the water.”
Cherie Davidson really got our attention this week with her incredible needle felted gargoyle! She felted him out of love as a gift for her brother.
“I started this gargoyle as a gift for my brother, as a Christmas present. I didn’t get it detailed by then, so I wrapped it, and as soon as he opened it, I snatched it back and said, “he’s not finished yet! You’ll get him back as soon as he’s what I envision him” and I worked on him until the end of March! LOL My poor brother. But when he saw him, he named him “Brutus” and said he was worth the wait. (That was a great feeling!)”
“Brutus is my largest piece, and when he was first started, he was only my third project in needle felting (and ended up being my fifth piece when finished). He’s the size of a house cat, and at his very body core he has a little (doll making) polyfil (for economy, and I was still learning at that point), but then he’s built up with Living Felt core wool, and his wonderful stone color is Living Felt’s MC-1 Cross Batt in Storm Gray. He’s detailed in black MC-1. I did use some armature wire in his paws/claws to help form the toes/talons, and I felted a pipe cleaner up the inside edge of each wing for a little support, but otherwise, he’s all fiber. I used a single 40t needle for most of him, but did occasionally use the Clover 3-needle pen to help with surface smoothing and some large surface areas.
He was a pure joy to create, and I learned a great deal about the feel of wool and the way a needle sculpts wool fibers from this little guy, and I couldn’t be happier with how he turned out!”
Thank you! – Cherie Davidson
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Carol Rossi recently sent us pictures of this beautiful needle felted tiger and her cubs. She has a knack for needle felting realistic animals, even when they are fantasy creatures such as a unicorn or Pegasus. (see more from Carol here)
“Here is a Tiger family that I just finished!
Mom and both cubs have wire skeletons inside, and then I used your core wool. Their coats are made with your New Zealand Corriedale wool in Butterscotch, chestnut [copper], white and black.
They all have glass eyes and horse hair whiskers.”
– Carol Rossi, Colorado
Carol sells her exquisite sculptures on ebay under the name of vailrossi
Michele Freeman put the WOW in our day with her beautiful,
one of a kind bear. His face is needle felted!
“Needle felting on the face of my new bear.
I used core wool CW1 [core wool] to build up the face and worked over that with
MC1 Batt in Driftwood to finish it. I love those new spiral needles!
They really felt fast!”
– Michele Freeman, Texas