4 Exceptional Felt Paintings

These are exceptional examples of painting with wool, and we are so thrilled to see what our friends are making with our MC-1 Felting Batts.

Needle Felt Painting by Christine Raak featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a beautiful work of art and an exciting day!!

“I’m so excited! I sold my first needle felted wool painting!! All of the wool I used came from Living Felt, and I used a little bit of embroidery floss, too. Plus, this was only the second painting I did! I’ve felted snowmen, fairies, acorns, pumpkins, etc. I even did an Olaf (from the film Frozen)! But I think I found my calling with the paintings. They’re rewarding, relaxing, and satisfying, and when I finish one, I can’t believe it came from my hand. Thank you Living Felt and all of you for the guidance, encouragement, and inspiration!!”

– Christine Raak, Illinois

Needle Felt Lake Painting by Suzanne Cabrera Towry featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

The colors and the depth of detail just draw you in! We are ready to put our paddle in the water and head for the opposite shore.

“Made for my sister. It’s a felting painting of a lake we love to visit in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains in California.”

Suzanne Cabrera Towry, North Carolina

Loon Family Needle Felt Painting by Marjorie Talacko featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

A wonderfully captured moment and great color reflections in the water.

“After seeing a loon family while kayaking, I was inspired to needle-felt this loon family. I enjoyed working with the color of the sunset behind and the reflection of the birds in the water.”

– Marjorie Talacko, Massachusetts

Boston Terrier Needle Felt Painting by Pauline Crouse featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

A very artful work, you can feel the soul of this little pup!

“My most recent commission titled Lucy. I love doing dog portraits. This is my first Boston. Though not perfect I hope I captured her character. I used a backing of commercial felt with MC-1 and some New Zealand Corriedale.”

– Pauline Crouse, Mississippi
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Beautiful Chateau Felt Painting

Needle Felted Chateau Painting by Sonja Weeks-Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Chateau Chalon, in France by Sonja Weeks Oswalt

It is so brilliant to watch our creative friends evolve within their art over the years! Sonja explores many techniques in felting and lately has been felting some gorgeous felt “paintings”.

Needle Felted Chateau Painting by Sonja Weeks-Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

She shares that it is 16×20 and is 100% Wool, “almost exclusively” made with Living Felt MC-1 batts. It took 3 weeks to a month working on it during the evenings. This piece was a commission.

Needle Felted Chateau Painting by Sonja Weeks-Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“I hand-blend alot, and many of the colors in the picture, here are hand-blended —especially shading. some of it is also layering of 4 or 5 different colors in the same place, just very very thin layers of each so that some colors peek through. I’m not sure there’s much of anywhere on the whole picture that is just one color without extra blending or layering”

– Sonja Weeks-Oswalt
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Cute Felted Christmas Gnome

Felted Gnome by Kristin Johnson-Ray featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

It’s Gnome-Time!

Selling at craft shows requires the artist to stock up ahead of time, that means felting Santas and other fun stuff months before Christmas!

This little cutie was felted by Kristin Johnson-Ray using MC-1 Felting Batts in True Red, Black Onyx, Sand and Cotton White. His hat is wired so he can hang on a branch🙂

“I really love your fast felting batts, they help make the work go so much easier and faster!

“Thank you Living Felt for shipping all my orders so promptly. I couldn’t make it through the busy Holiday season without your wonderful wool!”

– Kristin Johnson-Ray
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Sweet Felted Dragon-flies

Felted Dragonflies by Kiersten Violette featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What an original and darling idea! Kiersten has a very sweet style and uses a lot of MC-1 Batts in her Friendly Feltees creations.

“This is my latest of little creatures I make called “Dragon-flies”. I’ve been dieing to do a purple one. He turned out about how I was hoping.”

Kiersten Violette, North Carolina
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Stylish Wet Felted Cowl

Wet Felted Cowl by Erin Butler featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

Erin Butler Models her stylish wet felted cowl made with our fine Merino Tops in Charcoal and Dijon, with accents of wool nepps and silk blends or silk hankies to get the vein-like textures on top. They are also fabulously reversible!

 Wet Felted Cowl by Erin Butler featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Erin says they will make great gifts while also serving as explorations in design. Each weighs approximately 2oz, starting size is approximately 17.5″ x 15.5″ and they are wet felted over a resist. Erin shares that the resist is shaped to help hold the fibers in place and prevent the from slipping off

Wet Felted Cowl by Erin Butler featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

What an inspiring project and our gratitude to Erin for sharing her technique! Remember to test/measure for shrinkage🙂

Precious Felted Fawn

Felted Fawn by Bonnie Gerkensmeyer featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

With no formal introduction, heart melting images of this precious little fawn appeared on our fb page. Some of the items Bonnie has gathered from our shop include: CW-1 Core Wool, Armature 12g and 14g, NZ Corriedale in Camel, MC-1 Batts in a variety of shades onyx, dark chocolate clay, caramel, latte, cafe au lait, cinnamon and more.

Artist: – Bonnie Gerkensmeyer, Ohio