2012 International Felting Contest Winners Announced!

We are pleased to Announce the Winners in the
LIVING FELT 3rd Annual  International Felting Contest.
This is another year of  amazing entries!

 

The LIVING FELT International Felting Contest promotes quality in craftsmanship, creativity and the uniqueness of self-expression within a particular theme.

 

 

 

 DOLL CATEGORY 

First Place Winner:

Jacqueline Felix of Erie, Pennsylvania
“I Love Ewe”

There’s hardly an element in Jacqueline’s doll that ISN’T felted. Her little shepherdess has removable clothing! The wheel barrow and ewe are the perfect accompaniments to this creation. Such an amazing work of art. Congratulations to Jacqueline.

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Second Place Winner:

Teresa Brooks of Nelson, New Zealand
“Topsy Turvy Cinderella”

The whole fairy tale comes to life in Teresa’s little doll. At once she’s our poor heroine, and then, turn her over, and we have our favorite princess! Such a wonderful illustration of the beloved story. Her dresses are perfectly detailed with antique lace for the princess, and tiny holes for her cinder dress. This is a marvelous creation…and only her second felted doll ever!

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 Third Place Winner

Vera, Renski of Woodside, CA
“Grandma Fairy Tales”

Vera’s amazing composition and attention to detail capture a precious  moment in hand-made felt.  Even the clothing is nuno felt and the table is felted as well! You might also enjoy Vera’s 2011 entry which placed 2nd in its category!

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To view all the doll entries, click here:

http://www.livingfelt.com/feltingcontest2012-dolls.htm

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 FAIRY TALE CATEGORY 

First Place Winner:

Teresa Brooks of Nelson, New Zealand  

“The Princess and the Pea”

While still working on her Cinderella entry for the doll category,  Teresa took on the challenge of felting the sensitive Princess and her bed of many blankets and duvets. She became enchanted with this lovely little doll, and produced a champion! This is only Teresa’s 3rd needle felted doll, the 2nd was Cinderella and her first ever was a simple Kewpie Doll.

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Second Place Winner

Barbara Atwell of Austin, Texas – “The Dirty Shepherhess”

Barbara based her guardian of the sheep on a French Fairy Tale. The sheep and the doll share the same hair, and Barbara tells us it implies that the shepherdess is turning into a sheep!

It’s a joy to browse through the many interpretations of childhood favorites, so delight your inner child and browse through all the photos of the many entries.

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 Third Place Winner

Humpty Dumpty 
Anthony von Reichert  of Queenswood, Pretoria South Africa

Anthony’s creativity and attention to detail have beautifully captured Humpty Dumpty.
Anthony was quite moved to place in this year’s contest, as he first picked up felting needle  just 5 months ago!

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Enjoy your favorite fairy tale here:
http://www.livingfelt.com/feltingcontest2012-theme.htm

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Our thanks and heartfelt congratulations goes out to ALL the participants. Your contributions are an inspiration and delight to the entire felting community!

As you can imagine, it is impossible to simply “pick a winner” with so much creativity, attention to detail, and pure inspiration swirling around.  So the judges evaluate each entry based on 6 criteria:

(1) Artistic Merit

(2) Creativity / Originality
(3) Attention to Detail
(4) Quality of Craftsmanship
(5) Presentation (to include photographic setting, lighting and quality)
(6) Overall “Wow” Factor

Judges are not given the names of the artists when judging the entries

 

Enjoy your favorite fairy tale here:
http://www.livingfelt.com/feltingcontest2012-theme.htm

 

To view all the doll entries, click here:
http://www.livingfelt.com/feltingcontest2012-dolls.htm

7 thoughts on “2012 International Felting Contest Winners Announced!

  1. Pingback: Needle Felted Doll by Ying Sun using Living Felt felting wool | Living Felt

  2. Amazing work. Look forward to seeing this years work. New to felting. Such fun I can’t believe I have just found it , must have had my head in the sand. Cheers Jude Brown

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