Felted Flowers & Spring Themes!

 ~ Felting Inspirations, Tutorials & Just Plain FUN!
We have a new theme for sharing and inspiring each week!

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We post images on this theme all week both on the blog and  facebook.

Join the fun, share yours on facebook…and send us your best pics for upcoming themes to submissions  @ livingfelt  DOTcom   Always a chance to win free felting supplies from http://www.LivingFelt.com

See Our Submission Guidelines

Felting Themes: 

04/25/2015
Felted Flowers & Spring Themes
 05/02/2015
Felted Fashion, Jewelry & Accessories
05/09/2015
Felting Freestyle! All themes welcome!
 05/16/2015  Felted Bears & Other Critters

Adorable Needle Felted Pie Pin Cushions!

Needle Felted Pies are Pin Cushions by Tessa Bold on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Tessa Bold is an artist who recently discovered needle felting…and she makes such wonderful creations!

Recently she heard we were teaching a free class at our local guild for needle felting pin cushions, so
she gave us these needle felted pies / pin cushions to share as inspirational models :)

What a lovely thing to do, right? They are needle felted with Living Felt CW-1 Core Wool,
and MC-1 Batting, aka felting batts.
 

Needle Felted Mushroom Pin Cushion by Tessa Bold on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This needle felted mushroom pin cushion she gave to us as a gift also. (then she learned of
our glass and gifted us the pies…she has such a sweet spirit!) These pots inspired us to put our
felted fairy garden pin cushions in flower pots also. Its so great how that chain reaction happens!

Tessa does not have an online presence yet..but we’ll share it when she does!

Rich and Beautiful Greeting Cards from Hand Made Felt

Hand Made Felt by Lizzie Tucker on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Lizzie Tucker is a long time mosaic artist who discovered felting. She makes wonderful works of felted art and then
uses the images on her greeting cards.

Hand Made Felt by Lizzie Tucker on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We love how she accentuates and rather abstract cluster of flowers with machine stitching.
Hand embroidery works well on this type of project also.

Hand Made Felt by Lizzie Tucker on www.livingfelt.com/blog
A sweet fairy in the garden … a felted work of art becomes a card you can share many times over.

NC-LIZZIE-TUCKER-CARD4 Hand Made Felt by Lizzie Tucker on www.livingfelt.com/blog

A wonderful use of ribbons, novelty yarns and beads accentuates this felted picture.

See More and buy from her etsy shop:
SerenadeInFelt

Artful Felted Pot Holders & Cup Warmers

Felted Pot Holders by Terts Al on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This week we are all about felted gifts and cards. We love these felted pot holder and cup warmers by Ters Al in Estonia.

Felted Pot Holders by Terts Al on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“I love knitting, crocheting and my little passion is felting. I love to make jewelry also, especially earrings. I love cooking and my children love my cupcakes :)”

NC-TERTSDESIGN-COOZY2 Felted Cup Warmers by Terts Al on www.livingfelt.com/blog

See More and shop with Terts in her etsy store:
Tertsdesign

Felted Day of The Dead Cat – Dia Del Muerto

Needle Felted Dia Del Muerto Cat by Kelly Corso on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We went crazy over this felted cat by Kelly Corso!

“This is a Day of the Dead cat I made using LF’s core wool and MC1 colors.
She is about 12″ tall. I am a total cat lover! Thanks for always inspiring me!”

~ Kelly Corso, Lucie, Florida

You can see and buy more great felted works from Kelly in her etsy shop:

Bird In a Tree Creations

Needle Felted Octopus Like You’ve Never Seen!

Michele White Needle Felted Octopus on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This really rocked our fb page! Perfect for OOAK-Whimsical Week!

“This was my most whimsical and creative project lately!
Meet Miss Jules Octavia. She is 100% steampunk and full of life!
with her tentacles spread – she is over 2 foot wide
Hand felted using Living Felt’s fine Merino top in Lilac. Her legs were created using
a wire armature twisted in the center and carefully felted to the underside of her head.
I used Merino top in Plum to create her hat – with a black rim
(both stiffened with commercial fabric stiffener).

Her tentacles had 3 sizes of metal snaps running along the underside to mimic suckers
(but keeping in her Steampunk theme)
Her eyes are acrylic full round doll eyes in Violet.

She is embellished with a variety of items ~ some vintage watch pieces,- paper and silk flowers, gears, a
nd keys (the majority of which are seen on her right side – which are not shown in this picture)
Thank you Living Felt for having just the fiber and needles I needed to let my imagination run wild!”

– Michele White, Bristow, Oklahoma

What Happens When Animator Discovers Needle Felting?

Allison Craig Animations & Needle Felt on www.livingfelt.com/blog   

What happens when an animator discovers needle felting ? Drawings come to life in wool!

Allison Craig is a full-time animator and consummate doodler who found her way to the magic of felting her characters in wool. The first needle felt sculptures she ever saw were those of a past co-worker, who had also been featured on Living Felt for her unique creations.

“I think the first needle felt work I ever saw came from the amazing Steph Laberis. We actually worked together for a while at an animation studio in Boston called Soup2Nuts. Once we had each gone our own ways, I saw some of her needle felt work online and LOVED it. Finally, 2 years ago, I bought some startup supplies from Living Felt and gave it a shot.”

Allison Craig Animations & Needle Felt on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“Being an animator, I’ve always been into character design and doodling different animals and ideas. Pair that with a guilty-pleasure love of stuffed animals, and this seemed like the perfect media for me to try. I love that it’s a 3 dimensional way to create a character; I have a lot of fun scultping (I did a bit of sculpey work back in college)”

Allison Craig Animations & Needle Felt on www.livingfelt.com/blog
“The felt projects I create usually come from doodling in my sketchbook. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of projects for other people, so the idea might come from them, but I’ll put my own spin on the design. I think everything I’ve done has been an animal. I feel more comfortable doing animals than humans! Maybe someday I’ll challenge myself. I get inspiration from a lot of other animators and character designers. I follow a lot tumblrs and artists on facebook (and I try not to get sucked into internet browsing for TOO long, ha!).”

Allison Craig Animations & Needle Felt on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“The majority of artwork that I do is for my fulltime job with Titmouse. I animate/layout/design in Flash and Photoshop on the computer. I use a Wacom Cintiq which allows you to draw with a stylus straight onto the monitor. So nice!! Otherwise, I’m doodling with pencils in my sketchbook. Felting is so nice because it gets me away from the computer but keeps me productive.”
What has been your most challenging project and what was challenging about it?

I think my most challenging project has been the Mia dog. Mostly because it was only my third felt and I was (and am) still trying to learn the best methods and tricks for doing certain things. I was also trying to use different mediums with that one – the resin cast eyes (thank you, Steph, for that tutorial!) and the collar, etc. I love how using different mediums in one piece can make it more textural and interesting.”
Allison Craig Animations & Needle Felt on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Allison Craig Animations & Needle Felt on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What is your “next big challenge”.or the project you are dreaming to do?
“I have a small obsession with unicorns and would LOVE to do a goofy, cartoony unicorn. “

Allison Craig Animations & Needle Felt on www.livingfelt.com/blog
“Anyone can needle felt!! That is what’s so great about it. Everyone has a different style and different ideas, and it’s great to see the variety that comes from this form of art. And with modern day tech – it’s so easy to find a tutorial online that can help you overcome hurdles that you hit. I am SO happy to have discovered needle felting! Maybe you’ll fall in love with it too.”

Allison Craig Animations & Needle Felt on www.livingfelt.com/blog

SEE MORE FROM ALLISON:

tumblr (most recent work posted here):  http://allisonanimates.tumblr.com/
website: http://allisoncraig.com/