Free Needle Felted Mushrooms Tutorial

 

Free Needle Felted Mushrooms Tutorial featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

These sweet little mushrooms are lots of fun. Decorate or pose them any way you like! It’s a perfect beginner project, and you can use this as a building block for future projects.

Get the free needle felting mushrooms video tutorial here.

 

Beautiful Wet Felted Hat

Wet Felted Hat by Steve Whalen featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Steve Whalen is felting with his wife, Erin, and we were so happy to receive this submission for this hat he made! His hats weigh 4.5 – 5oz and are wet felted over a resist, and then shaped on a hat block. This one is made with Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts True Violet and accented with Multi-Colored Merino Top Cranberry.

A note from Erin:

“I consider myself extremely lucky to have a hubby who spins, weaves and now, wet felts! We’ve taken several wet felting classes together and have since modified and improved our techniques.

We’ve recently started making wet felted hats over a resist. This is my husband’s latest hat. I’m a little biased, but I think his work is fabulous! It’s amazing how straight he can get the brim. (Real men DO wet felt – LOL!!)”

artist: Steve Whalen, Wisconsin

Awesome Fire Mountain Designer Pack Felted Ensemble

Nuno Felted Scarf and Wet Felted Hat by Sonja Weeks Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We challenged the ever-adventurous Sonja Weeks Oswalt of Tennessee to felt up anything she felt inspired to with our Fire Mountain Designer Pack, and she made this awesome ensemble.

Fire Mountain Designer Pack featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

She added approx. 2oz of additional fiber so she could make all 3 pieces. The scarf is nuno felted and the silk was initially dyed with Kool-Aid. The wrist warmers were wet felted over a resist, we have a free video lesson for this, and the hat was first wet felted flat and then shaped over a hat block.

Nuno Felted Scarf and Wet Felted Hat by Sonja Weeks Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog. She used the Fire Mountain Designer Pack.

The wrist warmers can shrink quite a bit!

Wet Felted Wrist Warmers by Sonja Weeks Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

 

Free Tutorial for Scrunch-Dyed Scarves

Colorhue "Instant Set" Silk Dyes featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Colorhue “Instant Set” Silk Dyes

The colorhue silk dyes are perfect for dying your silk scarves or fabrics before nuno felting, Simply mix with water and apply, no need to steam, no need to boil, no chemicals or vinegar to add. They are truly “instant set”!

Note from Marie: I had enjoyed using colorhue to dye silk fabrics in my studio, and a local friend and fiber artist Julianne Krute seems to pull them out at every fiber event for quick demos and make-n-take fun. After playing with them some more and meeting even more felters who are having great results and great fun with them, I knew you would love them too! So we made this little tutorial to show you how quickly you can get started!

Scrunch-Dyed Scarves featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Look What You Can Do…Instant Dyeing!

Free Tutorial for dyeing silk with no heating required!

DIY Scrunch Dye Scarves Free Tutorial

CX-2: Bright White Felting Wool

Bright white felting wool featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We took our very best scouts and are so pleased to bring you simply the whitest and brightest needle felting batts we could harvest!

Thanks to our reindeer guides and a few awesome gnomes, we found our way and brought back bucket fulls!! So tell a friend and grab some for yourself!

*It is a bit coarser than our MC-1 so it needle felts easily. This is a perfect bright white for felting snow, snowmen, teeth, eyes, white fur, etc. It is a short fiber.

See the CX-2 Winter White here.

Winter white felting wool featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Stunning Felted Waterfall Picture

Stunning Felted Waterfall Picture by Sonja Weeks Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Nothing short of stunning is this brilliant felted picture by Sonja Weeks Oswalt. She continues to amaze us with her willingness to try new things, and to felt anything her heart desires and her mind can imagine.

“I just finished this waterfall – Lower Grotto Falls in the Great Smoky Mtn national park. … I’ll be matting and forming it to enter into a competition for display in our airport, along with entering my owl sculpture. I don’t expect to win anything, but I’m happier with this painting than any other I’ve done so far. I used a variety of greens from the green merino cross pack, black merino cross, green corriedale, white merino top, bits of tussah silk in green and yellow, and a scattering of wool nepps.

Thanks for all you do!”

– Sonja Weeks Oswalt, Tennessee
etsy: ConspiracyofLove

A Brilliant Felt Painting: Little Bradley Falls

Little Bradley Falls Felt Painting by Tracey McCracken Palmer featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

By now you have surely seen Tracey’s incredible felt paintings. We always love sharing her new works with you!

Merino top in White, Bitter Chocolate, Black, Kiwi. Tussah silk also in the waterfall. Cross-batt wools in Buttercup, Willow, Black, Dark Chocolate, Bamboo, True Olive, Lemongrass, and Bonsai for the trees and rocks. Corriedale in Natural Light, Medium and Dark also in the rocks… and I’m sure others that I can’t remember!

“Living Felt has a wonderful selection of colors and types of wool for all the different textures I use in my felt paintings, which I wet felt, then needle felt in more details after it’s dry. I use their Merino Cross-batt wools in so many ways – for clouds, trees, leaves, mountains and stones. Their Merino Top and NZ Corriedale is great for skies, water, trees, smooth green fields, and details everywhere, and Tussah Silk makes the best waterfalls – especially when wet felted! All of their different wools also card well to blend colors for shading. Living Felt has everything we felters need, and are so positive and encouraging to us all.

Thanks so much for everything you do, you folks are the best!!”

– Tracey McCracken Palmer
Bonnieblink Studio