Early Bird Registration for this FUN WORKSHOP is Officially Open!
Felting RETREAT – Needle Felting Fantastical Art Dolls
Thurs Mar 23th 10:00am – Sun Mar 26th 10:00am
Marie Spaulding has been needle felting dolls since she first learned to felt. Learn her techniques for making exhibit quality dolls and fantasy characters including pointy noses, ears and lively eyes and hands. Explore wet felting and nuno felting for interesting costumes.
*Students will be free to put their emphasis where desired. If you want to make three heads instead of a full doll, we can support that. If you prefer to spend time on costuming over articulated fingers, you will be supported and coached towards seeing your goals met.
If you want to make a Santa, you can do that! This will be a great opportunity to follow your inspiration. If you prefer to attempt a more abstract doll using found objects, that will be supported also.
Early Bird Registration JAN 1 thru JAN 31
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*Registration now open to participants wishing to stay offsite.
If you are flying in, call us for assistance with transfers – we can carpool to the B&B so you will not need a rental car.
We hope you can join us this year to learn new things and make new friends!
For Quick & Easy Reference All Year Long, See Our Classes & Events Calendar and our Learn section full of tutorials.
How about this little Santa?! Isn’t he Fabulous?!
“I just finished my Living Felt Santa Claus kit it was so much fun I have started a second one. Your instructions are so clear and easy to follow while giving the freedom to explore my own artistry.”
– Alynne Hamre, Canada
What a delicate little Angel! So lovely and graceful.
“Needle and wet felted Angel Tree Topper. Made with fine merino top, merino [MC-1] batt for the body, face and hands, topped off with special curly locks from Living Felt.”
– Donna Lausier, Maine
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Check out this awesome Gnome Bottle Topper!
“I just completed this bottle topper so I could use my dog’s fur on something! First of all, I won’t use it any more…the static was so bad I couldn’t even get it off my HANDS! So anyway, I asked hubby to hold it for a photo shoot. I didn’t PLAN on making the gnome look like my husband, HONEST!!!”
-Latana Bernier, New Mexico
This very handsome fellow is “Gimmel,” a smartly dressed little gnome by the talented Erin Whalen.
“His core is made from LF Corriedale and also wool from one of my own sheep, Babby. His beard and hair are made from Wensleydale locks. His clothing, including his tiny Concertina hat, are wet felted from Merino. He’s about 8 inches tall.”
– Erin Whalen, Wisconsin
What a fabulous little fox!
“I needle felted this fox using wool I purchased from LivingFelt. He is listed for sale on Etsy. I felted him over a wire … using bright white and black onyx Merino-cross fast and toffee Corriedale. I love the wool that you have available and look forward to making many more critters with your products. I have other needles, but mostly I use 38 star and 40 triangle needles. Thank you for always inspiring me with your weekly emails.”
– Shelly Schwartz, Michigan
A wonderfully realistic felted sheep!
“I needle felted this Sheep for a woman in Colorado and put the family brand on it. I almost exclusively used Living Felt’s core wool, with areas of their bright white wool. For realism, I used the core wool because I didn’t think a Sheep would be bright white. For the curly parts, I soaked the wool in water, and twisted it.
I thought there was something neat about a Sheep made of wool.”
– Jeanette Justus, Wyoming
Check Our Our JUMBO Needle Felting Foam!
Perfect for felting pictures, landscapes and large items!
Two New Sizes: 20″ x 16″ x 1.5″ and 24″ x 18″ x 1.5″
A Truly Breathtaking Work of Art. We are so inspired by this large installation felt painting. How amazing would it be to see this in person?
“I am a landscape painter who discovered needle felting 3 years ago. I’ve been making large banners for my church and would like to submit one I just finished this month. Needle felting, in many ways, is similar to using oil paints because I can add dimension by adding layers of color to the work.
“Epiphany” is a multimedia work, using primarily Merino wool and crystals on commercially produced felt. The size is 9 feet by 4 feet.”
– Susi Havens-Bezaire, Ohio