This irresistible Alpaca was needle felted by Sandi Atkins in South Carolina. She sent it to us as a surprise gift from the Alpaca fibers she won during one of our recent Wooly Wednesday broadcasts, and MC-1 plus CW-1 Core Wool. We love him!
Sandi Atkins, South Carolina
Hi Marie, Home from Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington, Michigan.
I now have internet so I can send the picture of the one felted sheep that I made while at the lighthouse. Getting a jump on fall craft shows and this sheep are big sellers for the holidays.
I can not wait to start on my Little Pokey Hedgehog.
Pam Ruiter, Michigan
These bears are so wonderfully vintage in style and beautifully handcrafted! The LF crew is touched and humbled by Kevin’s kind comments, and swooning over these bears 🙂
“It’s been a beary good weekend! Two needled felted teddies and one German mohair. Good therapy for a busy week…
I’ve been making mohair bears for about 20 years but just picked up needle felting about 6 months ago and I Love it. I also love having Living Felt and Marie and crew in my hometown.
Love the store, products and Marie’s inspiration.”
– Kevin Scott Nobles, Texas
What a beautiful sculpture, Erin is onto a truly original idea! This is the 2nd such work we have seen of hers, just lovely!
“The great bear Ursa Major with the Big Dipper .. love the bright white for projects like this.”
– Erin Carlson, Ohio
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Tessa Bold is back in action, check out this wonderful Cardinal!
“Made a life-size cardinal. The cats were not impressed. All Living Felt wool over wire. Glass bead eyes.”
– Tessa Bold, Texas
It seems Wendy is willing to go anywhere with her art to achieve truly unique and interesting pieces! We love this giraffe!
“A giraffe done in my series of animals. Love how the sari threads worked for the mane. Used living felt merino blend for the body [amethyst] and some gastly rough pink roving someone gave me for the spots but it worked on this.”
– Wendy Fifield, Canada
What a story … wait til you read how she needle felted her first items…can you say Pioneer Woman?!
“I saw some felting on Facebook a few months ago. I live on Vancouver island way out in the boonies on the west coast. I watched a video to see that I needed a needle with some barbs on it. so I found a hat pin and snagged it with some wire cutters. I made a hare and was quite proud of myself. I found a store that I drove two hours to get to. I went in and there sat six people with spinning wheels. I thought I had gone back in time.
Purchased a couple needles. He had a tough one and regular. It didn’t take me very long to see how restricted I was with the needles. I sew and I understand needles so I looked again on the Internet and found Living felt. I ordered lots of needles.
Now I can control and sculpt fine details. the needles make all the difference. I had a piece of wool fabric . I placed some little pictures of critters that I had traced on to wash away interfacing. It is very fine, not good enough for embroidery work. It felted right into the fabric mostly or just pulled off as I worked up the the edges of the bunny. I was surprised how quickly each animal worked up. Important to plan colours that will show up. Looking forward to my next project.”
– Susan Nelson, British Columbia, Canada