Felted Jungle ~ Safari!

 ~ Felting Inspirations, Tutorials & Just Plain FUN!
We have a new theme for sharing and inspiring each week!

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We post images on this theme all week both on the blog and  facebook.

Join the fun, share yours on facebook…and send us your best pics for upcoming themes to submissions  @ livingfelt  DOTcom   Always a chance to win free felting supplies from http://www.LivingFelt.com

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Felting Themes: 

   
07/25/2015
Jungle, Safari
08/01/2015 Felting Landscapes
08/08/2015 Felted Wearables
   
Needle Felted Hat by Evelyn Pinney

Felted Hat is Dreamy and Down to Earth

We LOVE this felted hat by Evelyn Pinney in Colorado! She used our hat form and brim for needle felting and finish with wet felting. Just gorgeous!Needle Felted Hat by Evelyn Pinney

“…my first wide brim hat with wet-felted hatband, using the Living Felt hat shape and supplies”

– Evelyn Pinney, Colorado

needle felted octopus is incrediible!

Check Out This Incredible Felted Octopus!

needle felted octopus by Sharon May

Sharon May does it again…you might remember her amazing felted cheshire cat that we shared recently, and now THIS!
He is approximately 18″ W x 7″ tall and weighs under 1lb. Needle felted over a wire armature and fully poseable.

“I love all things octopus so I thought it was about time I made a wooley one.
Here’s my effort made with Caramel and Linen MC1 wool.
He’s a candleholder but it looks kinda cute holding small plants too.”

– Sharon May, Illinois

Judi Francis Felt Hats on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Felted Hats and Scarves are Dreamy to Wear!

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Judi Francis of Felting With a Point has become quite adept at felting hat and scarf combos. She needle felts over our Earth Harmony Hat Forms and wet felts them to finish.

Details are often added with needle felting and hand stitching. This lovely duo is MC-1 Mahogany with Merino Top Mojave.
Visit: Felting With a Point

Stormy Kirk Felted Hat Scarf on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Stormy Kirk, also in California, loves using our hat forms as well!
This ensemble is made with Alpaca fiber from her ranch.

“Jade Jewel Hat and Scarf made from 100% Alpaca Fiber from our farm.
Needles , forms and instructions from Living Felt.

Thank you Living Felt for supplying quality tools.”

– Stormy Kirk, California
http://www.wingsonthewind.com/

Dianne-Hoskins-Felt-Vest

Wrap Me In Felt! Felted Vest Fitted to Perfection!

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Dianne created a custom pattern for this beautiful vest.  It was wet felted over a resist with Merino wool. She adds, “And….it fits :) My first piece to show off.”  – Dianne Hoskins, California

 

To learn how to make your own custom patterns for felted clothing including dresses, tunics and vests, check out these 2 ebooks by Kathy Hays. Seamless Felted Garments

Seamless Felted Garments by Kathy Hays on www.livingfelt.com

 

 

 

Felted Landscape by Linday Mackey on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Felted Beach Scene is So Enticing!

Felted Landscape by Linday Mackey on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Linda Mackey says that beach and coastal elements are a common theme in her work.
This is a lovely wet felted work of art!

“This 16 X 16 felt, textile painting captures the wonderful evening light that occurs when the night sky and its moon is beginning to show itself.  I love taking walks after dinner on Naples pier in the early evening.

It was made with my hand-dyed shibori silks and cottons, merino wool,  natural fibers and a wet felting process.”

– Linda Mackey Plymouth, MA

etsy shop:  ShiboriFeltandStitch

Tracey McCracken Palmer Landscape on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Felted Landscape – Fields of Gold!

Tracey McCracken Palmer Landscape on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“Fields of Gold” by Tracey McCracken Palmer, of Bonnieblink Studio in North Carolina.

“I’ve been inspired … by all the beautiful fields of golden buttercups,
so I decided to see if I could felt them – the buttercups in the felting are a bit more golden than in the photo.”

Tracey is a dear person and a talented artist. Previously a painter, she has discovered felt making to bring her visions to life.
We are so grateful that Tracey uses Living Felt fibers in her work, she inspires us greatly! Tracey’s work can be seen at the Twigs and Leaves Gallery in Waynesville, NC and at the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Biltmore Village
at Asheville, NC. More links + an interview with Tracey on our blog.

Visit Tracey’s website: Bonnieblink Studio

See our interview with her:  Tracey Palmer

Needle Felted Giraffe by Tammy Saulnier on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Elegant Needle Felted Giraffe Brings Tears of Joy!

Needle Felted Giraffe by Tammy Saulnier on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a gorgeous giraffe Tammy Saulnier needle felted for a gift!

“This piece was made for my sister for Christmas she loves her giraffes.
She cried when she opened it ….what a warm fuzzy feeling :)
When you don’t have a lot of money it is awesome to give a gift truly from the heart.
It is made over a wire armature and completely pose-able.

I used Living Felt core wool for the base
and used coffee to dye some of the “Merino Cross Fast Felting Batts
for the brown I wanted ( as you can see the core wool dyed wonderfully for me.)”

Tammy Saulnier, Canada

See More from Tammy in her etsy shop:  DragonSongStudio