Needle Felted Octopus vs. Starfish by Kathleen Dodge De-Haven on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Felted Octopus vs. Starfish!

Needle Felted Octopus vs. Starfish by Kathleen Dodge De-Haven on www.livingfelt.com/blogKathleen Dodge-DeHaven says, “I’m crazy about octopuses and the mythical kraken.
I’m planning a larger model, but that’s for the future. … I’ve taken to ordering your cross batts
for much of my work now because it felts down pretty smoothly.”
She calls this piece, Octopus vs. Starfish

Both the starfish and octopus have a wire armature. The octopus coloring
is New Zealand Corriedale in Cherry Red, the starfish is MC-1 Batting in Honeysuckle
with accent colors on top. Kathleen shared that she used our Olive Oil Soap for
wet felting and the Green Soy Pro Mat for needle felting.

Penny Allen Needle Felted this Gorgeous Cow on with Living Felt MC-1 Fellting Batts

Needle Felted Jersey Dairy Cow is a Beauty!

Needle Felted Cow by Penny Allen - Jersey Dairy Cow Realistic on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Some people just take to felting right away and you would think
they have been doing it for years. Penny Allen of Alabama is one such lady.
This stunning Jersey Dairy Cow was her very first needle felted creation
made in October of last year.

This is “Annabelle”. I’m new to needle felting (just in the past 4 days).
This is my very 1st project, and I LOVE felting so much! It’s so relaxing.”

Penny was searching the Internet for pictures of Jersey Dairy Cows and
discovered Living Felt. She started pretend shopping and saving things
from our store that she would like to try…so her husband surprised her
with a big box of goodies from Living Felt…this is what she made!

Needle Felted Goat by Tessa Bold on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Needle Felted Goat, Donkey & Ponies

Needle Felted Goat By Tessa Bold, used Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts

Tessa Bold is multi-talented artist who picked up needle felting just a short time ago. On occasion she drives over 100 miles to visit and shop with us, and this trip really brought lots of smiles!

Needle Felted Goat By Tessa Bold, used Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts

Check out this magnificent goat she needle felted by blending MC-1 felting batts in Charcoal and Willow!

Needle Felted Donkey By Tessa Bold, used Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts

Good Natured by Dani felted farm animals on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Felted Farmyard Animals — Sweet Scenes

Good Natured by Dani felted farm animals on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Clever girl that Dani Ives! She uses MC-1 Felting Batts in her work, and we love what she makes!

Animal lover, traveler, feltress…
she is doing more felt pictures and portraits these days,
and keeps selling out of “custom order” slots. She has
work ready for purchase in her etsy GOODNATUREDBYDANI
and customers have to watch her instagram and facebook
for custom order slots to become available.

Good Natured by Dani felted farm animals on www.livingfelt.com/blog Good Natured by Dani felted farm animals on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Good On Ya, Dani!

New Born Photographer San Diego Christy Wallis  Living Felt MC-1 Batts Driftwood

New Born Photographers Discover Wooly Fluff!

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Meadow

New born photographers from coast to coast are discovering the pure, simple magic of Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts and we love what they are doing with them! Some call  us looking for the wool “fluff” for new born props, because they have see the brilliant baby pics taken by their peers.

New Born Photographer Christy Wallis uses LIVING FELT MC-1 Batts, on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA –  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Sugar Plum

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Cotton

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA – LIVING FELT MC-1 Felting Batt Cotton

Christy Wallis  is a New Born Photographer in San Diego, California who works pure magic with our felting batts. She is a talented photographer who is trained to work with new born babies ensuring they are safe and supported during the shoots.

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Birch

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Birch

Christy was turned on to our batts by a fellow newborn photographer whom she admired, and we are hearing that she and others like our earthy color tones and our heathered batts. Since little babies are touching the wool, everyone loves that the fibers have been washed with an eco-friendly soap and have not been processed with harsh chemicals [the wool is non-carbonized]. The dyes are the same as used in everyday clothing and this wool is from  sheeps raised on US farms, it is dyed and carded right here in the USA.

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt boysenberry

While the use of the wool  in new born photography is not “felting”, it is a great way for someone who is a felter or a fiber artist to contribute their passions to a new baby in the family.

With just 2-4oz of our wool batting, the sweet new baby photos are accented with wonderful, natural fibers and textures.

Bachmanville Photography | new born  Orange County, CA | Living Felt MC-1 Batt Charcoal

Bachmanville Photography | new born Orange County, CA | Living Felt MC-1 Batt Charcoal

It is fun to see how different new born photographers are incorporating not only our wool batts for new baby pictures, but also other fiber art that has been knitted or woven.  Shara Bachman of Bachmanville Photography in Orange County, CA is another talented photographer indeed.  She books photo sessions for babies that are just days old.

Bachmanville Photography | new born Orange County, CA | Living Felt  Felting Supplies

Bachmanville Photography | new born Orange County, CA | Living Felt Felting Supplies

Brenda Anderson Photography | new born | Tavares, Florida -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Oatmeal

Brenda Anderson Photography | new born | Tavares, Florida – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Oatmeal

Brenda Anderson is a new born photographer in Florida who also enjoys our wooly fluff as a prop for her photo shoots.

Jill Singer Photography new born Living Felt MC-1 Willow

Jill Singer Photography new born Ohio | Living Felt MC-1 Willow

Jill Singer used MC-1 Willow to create this precious bear bonnet for her new born photos.

Rhiannon Logsdon Photography | new born Austin, TX | Living Felt Wool Batts

Rhiannon Logsdon Photography | new born Austin, TX | Living Felt Wool Batts

Rhiannon Logsdon Photography | new born  Austin, Texas -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Olive

Rhiannon Logsdon Photography | new born Austin, Texas – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Olive

Rhiannon Logsdon creates wonderful and fantastical imagery for new borns, children and families. We love how she uses our wool with these baby photos.

If you are not near one of these talented women but would like your baby photographed with some of our felting batts, consider sharing this post with your new born photographer. They can start with as little as 2oz of our MC-1 Wool Batts.

Newborn Photographers Featured:
Christy Wallis –  San Diego, CA
Shara Bachman – Orange County, CA
Brenda Anderson – Tavaris, FL
Jill Singer – Canton, OH

Rhiannon Logsdon – Austin, TX

Sweet Needle Felted Horse Mobile

Needle Felted Horse Mobile by Lisa Bondurant featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Lisa Bondurant needle felted this sweet horse mobile with a combination of New Zealand Corriedale, MC-1 Felting Batts, and wire wrapping.

“I was recently asked to make a special horse mobile for a customer’s daughter. The customer asked for a replica of her daughter’s favorite horse. Meet Comanche.”

Comanche, the horse that inspired a Needle Felted Horse Mobile by Lisa Bondurant featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Lisa’s customer’s expecting daughter had ridden Comanche in competition. 

“Each horse in the mobile was similar to the horses her daughter had owned, but Comanche being her favorite.”

— Lisa Bondurant

Needle Felted Horses by Lisa Bondurant featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

You can see more of Lisa’s work at:

Bondurant Mountain Art on Etsy
Bondurant Mountain

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Lisa!

Needle Felted King Neptune Wall Hanging for Baby’s Nursery

Needle Felted King Neptune Wall Hanging by Anne Franklin featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Anne Franklin sent us a photo of her King Neptune wall hanging she created for a lucky baby’s nursery.  You’d never know that she has only been needle felting for a few months! This lovely composition is smooth where you would expect it while the swirls and whisps give it movement and life.

“This is my King Neptune for a nautical themed baby nursery. I used Living Felt Pre-Felt Wool Batt for base with blue azul MC-1 Batt, indigo MC-1 Battbright white MC-2 Batt, mango MC-1 Batt, and Border Leicester Locks, as well as a few other fibers. I have been needle felting since October and love the creative possibilities; and LF supplies are superb as well as the customer service!”

— Anne Franklin, North Carolina