These are so original and oh so cute!
“I thought I’d try something a little different for Halloween this year. These were so much fun to make! I used floral wire for the infrastructure and Living Felt’s Merino [Cross] wool for the sculpting with some polymer clay for teeth and bone. I bend the wire legs at the bottom so I can staple them down to the birch base, and then felt over them so the staples don’t show.”
– Kimberly Czar, Massachusetts
What a sweet energy these two have🙂
“I just wanted to share this little Tricker Treater made with LF Onyx batt wool and vintage button.
The mummy boy is felted core wool with bleached recycled sari ribbon wrappings.”
– Joyce Hazlerig, Texas
etsy: Gypsyharte Arts
The Mummy lives!!
“Wire frame, covered in core wool, 32 gauge armature wire for hands, one craft bobble eye and one glass eye. Meet my mummy.”
– Patti Bronecky, California
This sculpture has exceptional detail AND personality! The use of clay on the guitar was spot on, and read how she made the glasses!
“Here is my first sculpture of a person..Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead!
It was inspired by my brother, who is a huge Greatful Dead fan, and he urged me to create this for his fan club. I used 12G Armature Wire, CW-1 Core Wool, MC-1 batts in the colors ‘Fleshtone’ [ Now Sand], ‘Linen‘, ‘Bonsai‘, ‘Black Onyx‘, and ‘Willow‘, Lincoln Natural Locks in Lamb Gray, 4mm brown glass eyes, 20G Gun Metal Gray craft wire for glasses, and Premo clay in brown, black, ecru and silver for the guitar. I also used some brown ribbon for the guitar strap.
I taught myself a great way to make eye glasses. I used a dowel to wrap the wire around and then just bent the sides to form the arms. They turned out just right and I only used a small, single piece of craft wire. This was sooooooo much fun to make!!!
My plan is to make Frankenstein next, and I just ordered more supplies for him!
Thanks for your fantastic store and products!”
Nori Bucci, New York
More of Nori’s work at noribuci.com
Last week our theme was “blue and orange”, and our friends STUFFED our fb group wall with photo after photo….Tipsy is not only a fabulous little sculpture, but a cute story too!
“Here is my favorite BLUE piece that I’ve made so far! This was a gift for my cousin who lives in Ireland; it’s a model of her Volkswagen bus named Tipsy. I wanted to surprise her with it when I went to visit her for two weeks. It flew with me from Atlanta, to Boston, to Dublin, and then continued with me on the 3-hour bus ride all the way to Co. Donegal. I got to travel all over Ireland in the real Tipsy and it’s a trip I’ll never forget!”
-Shannon Olcott, Georgia
We love this wooly rendition of Frankenstein! Created by the talented Cherie Davidson! She has really found her niche in felting custom art dolls.
“I’d like to share my latest little guy with you all… meet “The Monster.” He stands 15-3/4″ tall, and is solid wool (no armature). His hair is suri alpaca. I used size 38 needles mostly, but finished and detailed with 42. Everything except his green jacket and the touches of raw wounds/scars are made with Living Felt Monochrome Studio Pack.
The light gray gave him a great pallor, and the heathered gray blend made terrific “metal” staples and neck bolts. The light blue-gray was perfect for a not quite right/sickly shading of his skin. His jacket is a blend I hand carded to get a deep, dirty green. I used some of the black from the studio pack to get the deep tones. He was a joy to create!”
– Cherie Davidson, Washington
on fb: Darlin’ Girl Creations Art Dolls
What a perfect Jack-O-Lantern!!
“I have fallen behind on my Fall felting this year, but I finally finished my first Jack-O’Lantern. He’s made from Living Felt’s Merino wool [MC-1]. Pumpkin Spice, Manderine and Black Onyx. The stem is a cutting from a twisty vine. I collect them just for this reason. I tried to step up my technique from last year by doing this in layers to get a more 3 dimensional effect, instead of just applying the face on top of the finished pumpkin.”
– Kimberly Czar, Massachusetts
on etsy: CzarDesign
We love this little scarecrow and his harvest, and we LOVE hearing of friends felting together!!🙂
“A few months ago, a dear friend introduced me to needle felting and I’ve been felting ever since. I enjoy getting together on a regular basis with my felting friends so we can help each other with our felting techniques, talk about our Living Felt supplies, and even have a “show and tell” where we share our latest felting creations. Since each of my needle felted sculptures is crafted with love, I include a felted heart on the bottom of each one so the person who receives it knows that it comes with heartFELT appreciation.”
Barb Hoffman, North Carolina
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What a beautiful sculpture and fabulous blend of fiber and found objects!
“Here is my latest project “Whale of a Good Time.” Sometimes you find a perfect piece of wood and this one called out for a tail. I needle felted core wool for the tail over wire so it could be flexible. I then wet felted with merino silk blend Ocean and a variety of green roving adding in locks, wool bits and silk hankies for texture. The tail was then wired onto the driftwood head and glued into place. (I use a fabric glue called E6000) Love all my products from Living Felt!”
– Wendy Fifield, Canada
We LOVE this gorgeous ensemble designed and felted for us by Erin and Steve Whalen of Wisconsin.
Felting is something this lovely couple has learned they like to do together! Erin designed the hat and did the felting; Steve did the fulling, shaping, and finishing. Each piece is so artful, soft and beautiful.
For this custom creation, they used our Merino Top in Bitter Chocolate, Tide pool, Mushroom, Atlantic, Cornflower; plus a pink merino inside to achieve some migration to the top.
The matching scarf, pin and hat band were gifts that we so cherish! These are currently on display in our shop, but we’re pretty sure Marie will be eyeing them come Winter😉