Needle Felted Beach Fun
This beautifully textured starfish was needle felted by Susan Nolte of Portland, Oregon, for her little grand-niece!
“I added the white bumps by twirling wool around a 36 or 38 needle before shaping into a little bump… I did the same with the orange wool.”
“This piece started as an ocean scene in a cockle shell that I found on a North Carolina beach last week. It did not start out as a religious piece but during our long drive back to Ontario Canada I was thinking a lot about the mystery of creation and, as I was working the piece it took on a life of its own to become ‘In His hand’.
I really enjoy when felting that I never quite know how things will turn out! I used Living Felt’s Studio pack of batts for the hand, the whale and the rock and some Merino fibres and locks for the ocean and beach.
The hand is needle felted on a glitter pipe-cleaner structure. Attaching it to the shell with hot glue and small pieces of batting was a bit of a challenge! I love this craft and working with quality wool and needles from your company is a joy:)
Thank you for your great newsletters and encouraging messages.”
Caroline Lee, Canada
Christine Benjamin has such a wonderfully unique style to her needle felted dolls. This mermaid is a great example! Her rich detailing and use of mixed media is brilliant.
These felted soaps remind us of Sea Glass. Felted by Eileen Crumley of Texas.