Kathleen 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.
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!
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!
Check out this magnificent goat she needle felted by blending MC-1 felting batts in Charcoal and Willow!
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 On Ya, Dani!
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.”
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
You can see more of Lisa’s work at:
Bondurant Mountain Art on Etsy
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Lisa!
Giovanna is felting with us all the way from Spain! She felted over a resist from the wet felting a slipper kit and also over a ball. In late December of last year she wet felted this Cat Cave for her beloved Oni.
“He always loved water and flowers, so I tried to evoke a kind of Monet water lilies sort of look. This was the last thing I was able to do for my cat as he passed away on February. He meant the world to me. In this project I first used the Ball Brause Sprinkler Tool. I also used the Emerald forest pack for the leaf border decoration and for the pale green highlights in the water.”
Cherie Davidson really got our attention this week with her incredible needle felted gargoyle! She felted him out of love as a gift for her brother.
“I started this gargoyle as a gift for my brother, as a Christmas present. I didn’t get it detailed by then, so I wrapped it, and as soon as he opened it, I snatched it back and said, “he’s not finished yet! You’ll get him back as soon as he’s what I envision him” and I worked on him until the end of March! LOL My poor brother. But when he saw him, he named him “Brutus” and said he was worth the wait. (That was a great feeling!)”
“Brutus is my largest piece, and when he was first started, he was only my third project in needle felting (and ended up being my fifth piece when finished). He’s the size of a house cat, and at his very body core he has a little (doll making) polyfil (for economy, and I was still learning at that point), but then he’s built up with Living Felt core wool, and his wonderful stone color is Living Felt’s MC-1 Cross Batt in Storm Gray. He’s detailed in black MC-1. I did use some armature wire in his paws/claws to help form the toes/talons, and I felted a pipe cleaner up the inside edge of each wing for a little support, but otherwise, he’s all fiber. I used a single 40t needle for most of him, but did occasionally use the Clover 3-needle pen to help with surface smoothing and some large surface areas.
He was a pure joy to create, and I learned a great deal about the feel of wool and the way a needle sculpts wool fibers from this little guy, and I couldn’t be happier with how he turned out!”
Thank you! – Cherie Davidson
You can see more from Cherie online at: