Needle Felted Luxembears by Judi Paul
Judi Paul of Luxemburg, Wisconsin is unmistakabley a bear artist extraordinare! She has taken to using Living Felt MC-1 Meriono Cross batts for the faces and paws of many of her captivating bears. MC-1 Latte, MC-1 Fleshtone and NZ Corriedale Camel are her colors of choice.
We featured Judi’s work in a previous Felting Friends Spotlight: http://livingfelt.com/blog/?p=4024
She sent us some updated bears that we would like to share with you. She needle felts the face and paws.
Each bear is completely unique and delightful!
Teddy bear fans and artists know Paul’s work well because she has won several prestigious awards. In 2008, she won the Golden Teddy Bear Award and received two TOBY awards for People’s Choice and Industry Choice. Her popularity and hard-won respect are the result of winning over 32 international awards.
Judi is a professionally trained artist with multiple degrees, but her love for bear making started with purchased pattern. After 5 years of making bears,
Judi began to design her own patterns. Later, she discovered needle felting and then began applying that to her critters.
We were fortunate to interview Judi, you can see more of her bears and learn more about her
in our Felting Friends Spotlight on Luxembears.
If you would like to learn more about her “Luxembears” visit her website here: http://www.luxembears.com/