~ Felting Inspirations, Tutorials & Just Plain FUN!
We have a new theme for sharing and inspiring each week!
*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
See Our Submission Guidelines
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
“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
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
Anne Franklin of North Carolina really stole our hearts with this little guy….
a precious needle felted red panda. Anne says she uses
Living Felt CW-1 Core Wool, and MC-1 Batts in Black Onyx,
Cinnamon Brown and Caramel. Adorable!!
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…
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
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
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!
Check out this and other free felting tutorials on video and in PDF format.
You can get this tutorial for wet felting a cat cave, or even get
the complete kit.