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
   
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

Needle Felted Thylacine by Carol Rossi on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Incredible Needle Felted Animals – Unicorn, Lion and Thylacine!

Needle Felted Thylacine by Carol Rossi on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Carol Rossi in Colorado never ceases to awe and inspire us with her
brilliant and lively needle felted animals. On our blog you will find
a number of her fantastic and realistic felts.

“The Thylacine was made with your wonderful core wool inside around a wire skeleton.
He was then finished with your New Zealand Corriedale Wool
in warm browns and butterscotches. He has glass eyes…

Needle Felted Unicorn and Lion by Carol Rossi on www.livingfelt.com/blog

The Lion and the Unicorn were also made with your core wool
and wire skeletons and finished with your New Zealand Corriedale wool.
The Unicorn has hand sculpted horn and hooves made out of an epoxy putty.
His mane and tail are made from your Tussah Silk. They also have glass eyes.

I love your wool! It’s the best!”
Carol Rossi, Colorado

Find Carol on etsy under Fine Felted Critters,
or ebay under Vailrossi

Needle Felted Baby Elephants by Megan Nedds on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Delightful Needle Felted Elephant Calves!

Needle Felted Baby Elephants by Megan Nedds on www.livingfelt.com/blog

For the last few years we have delighted in sharing with you the wonderful
and realistic needle felted animals by Megan Nedds. She makes them poseable
and so alive in their expressions! These two darling baby elephants are
Tyson and Toby the African elephant calves, a recent commission
made with Living Felt MC-1 Willow.

“I love working with Living Felt’s MC-1 fast felting batts because
they are the perfect consistency for felting. They are so soft and the colors are perfect.
When I use them, I know my sculptures will turn out great!”

Megan Nedds, Ohio

Find Megan on etsy and facebook under The Woolen Wagon

Felted Vessels by Lisa VanderYacht from Living Felt Free Tutorial

Awesome Wet Felted Vessels!

Felted Vessels by Lisa VanderYacht from Living Felt Free Tutorial

Check out these awesome felted vessels by Lisa VanderYacht in Washington!
She wrote, “After doing your felt along tutorial, I really got into felted vessels. Thank you.”

Lisa used Living Felt MC-1 Felting batts and followed along our tutorial for wet felting over a resist. It is a great primer for wet felting other items with batting such as slippers or a purse or a cat cave!

Wet Felting Tutorial: Felting Over a Resist on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Check out this and other free felting tutorials on video and in PDF format.

wet felted cat cave tutorial or kit

You can get this tutorial for wet felting a cat cave, or even get
the complete kit.