Felted Cat Cape by Melissa Jones Detail

Stunning Felted Cat Cape is a Beautiful Work of Wearable Art!

Felted Cat Cape by Melissa Jones Detail

Melissa Jones used both wet felting and needle felting to create this truly incredible “Cat Cape”. She considers this her “first real felting project” and says she has “learned quite a bit in the process, even going back and redoing parts as I learned more tricks.”

The detail and composition is just incredible. The inspiration began with what she thought would be a “simple project to save a moth eaten cape“, but after seeing that the article was too damaged to be rescued, she used the original cape for the pattern. Then she adds, “the design just kept growing

Felted Cat Cape by Melissa Jones detail

Melissa shares, “This is the cape section of a woman’s Inverness cape…a sleeveless jacket with a cape attached…often worn by Scottish pipers to give them more freedom of arm movement..or so I’m told. I used commercial felt for the base because it was what I had on hand. It will fall just above my knees once finished. Size M/L.  The buttoned front will have pockets and a few simple flowers on the bottom edges and if I can figure out the design, the 6″ wide circular collar will have a sleeping cat wrapped around the shoulders. The cape will not wrap completely around the front, but just past the front of the shoulders.”

Felted Cat Cape by Melissa Jones detail

This project took Melissa approximately three weeks “working every spare minute” on the needle felting of the design. The garment is almost complete with some final wet felting to finish it off.

Melissa says, “Since I had a lot of felt left over, I started experimenting with more felt ‘painting’ and 3D animals, and am now completely addicted to felting!”

Felted Cat Cape by Melissa Jones Detail

We find this to be a very impressive outcome for her “first” real felting project…keep going, Melissa!
…and keep having fun while following that brilliant and inspired artist within! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Stunning Felted Cat Cape is a Beautiful Work of Wearable Art!

  1. I think is the most lovely cape I have ever seen.. I would love to visit artist website or blogs that arts is displayed on Living Felt.. May I ask Why No blog or website url are never shown?? Judy

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    • Hello Judy, thank you for commenting on this cape. We all love it and it was the big “to do” on our facebook page this week.. Actually, whenever there is a website, blog, etsy or other site we display the link at the end of the article. Some of our folks do not have sites yet — as in this case. She is just getting started. Often, we go back to an earlier dated post and add a website once they get one up. Just a short look around our blog and you will see that we link to the artist’s site(s) all the time. We also feature advanced/professional artists in our SPOTLIGHT section and link to their websites. You won’t have to look far to find the links — and we share both the works and the sites with loving support and encouragement.

      The post right before this one of the harvest fairy- links are at bottom: http://livingfelt.com/blog/?p=7958
      The post before that of the Unicorn: http://livingfelt.com/blog/?p=7950 link to ebay (that is all she has)
      The post of Dee Schiller’s dragon, http://livingfelt.com/blog/?p=7918 includes link to her etsy and a link to buy her book

      These are just 3 immediate examples of posts concurrent with this one, we hope this helps you find the artists we feature.

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  2. That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! The cats are just stunning. So many of my favorite things all in one beautiful piece.

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