Exhibit: BIRDS OF A FEATHER ~ Fly South for the Winter

Felted Birds of a Feather Exhibit featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We are so thrilled to bring you an amazing exhibit of felted feathered friends by members of our community and felting family. This week and next, we will be sharing wonderful felted birds in the newsletter, blog, instagram, facebook, and in our live broadcast Wooly Wednesday.

These felted works of art are all on display at Living Felt through the end of February. Some are for sale, please contact the artist directly to inquire about these works, or commissions. Those with a web presence are listed by their name.

Cute and Colorful Felted Bunny

Colorful Felted Bunny by JoAnn Stratakos featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

JoAnn recently got the Color Me Happy Bundle, good thing too because she is working on a commission for like a jillion bunnies! She keeps posting them in new colors 🙂

Orange cream MC1 makes the cutest bunny!!!! Hats off to Living Felt for such a quality product in so many luscious colors!!!”

JoAnn Stratakos, Pennsylvania

Beautiful Felted Valentine Doll

Felted Valentine Doll by Jaylyn Morehouse featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Jaylyn Wins a Felting Goody Box!

Materials used: Living Felt MC-1 ‘Vintage Red’, Merino ‘Begonia’, MC-1 Cross color for hair, dyed locks for the Edwardian style dress I was aiming for, and an old paper flower crown that I used to wear until it broke. Posing on antique doilies that a relative tatted several generations ago

– Jaylyn Morehouse, Texas
fb: Beneath the Greenwood

Birds of a Feather Exhibit: Buff Orpington Hen

Felted Buff Orpington Hen by Kim Mahlbacher featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Buff Orpington Hen, Kim Mahlbacher

“This is one of my fun and silly felted chickens inspired by my own fun and silly chickens. Love their fluffy bloomers, chatty personalities and general silliness.

I fed them cranberries “once!” out on the back porch and now they all gather there and tap on the glass door waiting for more. And yes, I give in!”

Kim Mahlbacher, Oregon
fb: Heirloom Croft Art in Wool

Birds of a Feather Exhibit: Parakeet Wall Hanging and Winging It

Felted Parakeet Wall Hanging by Sandi Kramer featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Princess of Wales Parakeet with Hibiscus Flowers, Sandi Kramer

“The burlap bag that came with my first Living Felt order was my inspiration. I machine felted onto the burlap haphazardly until I saw the image of a bird appearing in the wool.

Everything else came from there. The burlap bag was just ‘speaking’ to me to be a part of my art.”

Sandi Kramer, Arizona

Felted Bird Wall Hanging by Rebecca Hostetter featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Winging It, Rebecca Hostetter

“I was completely blown away when I stumbled upon Moy Mackay’s books on wool painting. This was copied from one of the art pieces she featured in her book as a picture, but was not a project pieces with instructions. So I had to wing it…Oka, I admit it. I couldn’t resist! 🙂

What I am most excited to share is the method I used. I used the artfelt paper. This wonderful invention allows you to create detailed art that stays in place during the felting and requires no hand felting. All my flat felt painting is done using this incredible paper.”

Winging It, Rebecca Hostetter
Wool Diaries

Birds of a Feather Exhibit: Hoary Redpoll, Chickadee, Cedar Waxwing, and Emu Chick

Felted Hoary Redpoll Bird by Jen Cookson featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Hoary Redpoll, Jen Cookson

“I first spotted this bird in another regions of BC while out walking on a cold winter’s day after a sad event, and he cheered me up just looking at him. One day, I saw fattest Hoary Redpoll I’d ever seen; he defied gravity! I laughed so hard I decided to make one. I learned they are an Arctic bird that always travels to BC from Greenland.

Making birds has healed my heart and every time I make one I dive in and learn as much as I can about that particular type. It’s a joyful practice!”

Jen Cookson, Canada
www.jencookson.ca

felted-chickadee-bird

Little Chickadee, Debbie Penley

“This little chickadee was a prototype for a project with my local Audubon Society. I chose the chickadee because it is a fairly recognizable bird, and it is well liked. :)”

Debbie Penley, Pennsylvania

Felted Cedar Waxwing Bird by Karen Englebretson featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Cedar Waxwing, Karen Englebretson

“A few years ago we planted serviceberry trees, Amelancier, to attract more birds to our yard. Summer 2017 was the first year we had abundant fruit and a flock of cedar waxwings took notice.

For a few days they circled our property and dropped into the trees every few hours to feed. I put a chair in the driveway and spent an afternoon studying and photographing them, then felted a number of waxwing ornaments, and even a pair of life size birds. “

Karen Englebretson, Minnesota
etsy: KJE Felties

Felted Emu Chick Bird by Tammy Saulnier featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Emu Chick, Tammy Saulnier

“This sculpture has a wire armature and is poseable. He also has pre-made eyes, and polymer clay beak and claws.

I couldn’t help it, I saw an emu chick and had to make it. For me it is like the ugly duckling story just in reverse..lol”

Tammy Saulnier, Canada
Dragon Song Studio