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
What a beauty is this little kitty?! From the coat to the pose, she looks incredibly real! This was shared in our Living Felt Friends Group! Irene does not sell her work, but makes gifts and auction donations for various causes.
“I am fascinated with silver tortie cats, there are so many colors in their beautiful fur. And they have lots of personality. I have finally finished my silver tortie Maine Coon “Silvie”. I used all Living Felt supplies. The core is made with corriedale and the long fur is merino tops.”
– Irene Clark, Wisconsin
What gorgeous needle felted horses!
“This handsome gray is ready to join the herd. I love felting animals, especially horses. I use a wire armature, glass eyes, and polyclay hooves to add life to my wool. When I use batts that have a variegated color, like the grays that I used, it naturally gives a dapple pattern to the horse’s hide.
Thanks for all you provide,”
What an impressive sculpture and great composition – he looks amazing!
“At nearly 17 inches tall this moose is a MOOSE! He is currently on exhibit at the Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center in Bigfork, Montana.
I LOVE the MC-1 Earth Tones studio series batt pack I used to felt his coat! My inspiration comes from outside my front door in the wild places all around me in the great state of Montana.”
– Jill Spady, Montana
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We are just blown away by this incredible work of art!
“Dear Living Felt,
Howdy, my submission is a needlefelted dog portrait of my neighbors dog Maximo. Maximo, the portrait, is 13″ x 7″ x 1/2″. Maximo, the dog, lives next door to us and the portrait was a surprise thank you gift to Maximo’s owner.
I have made several dog portraits, they are on my Instagram at “tinamarrin”, but for Maximo’s portrait I finally had some great bright white batts from Living Felt! The portraits take about 30 hours to make because I layer on the fibers a few hairs at a time. I love the subtle hair-by-hair changes when I lay in color, lights and darks. I layer and layer until the dog morphs into the real spirit of how he or she really looks.
I never charge for my portraits, they are a labor of love and always elicit a tender emotional response from their dog’s owner, that response is my payment.
Photo credit goes to my husband George Woods : )
Thank you so much!!”
Tina Marrin, California
This gorgeous needle felt “painting” was created by Pauline Crouse as part of her contribution to a fundraiser in Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Columbus, Mississippi. It is approximately 8″ x 10″ and needle felted onto commercial felt. She used Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts, and New Zealand Corriedale for this lovely work of art.
Artist: Pauline Crouse, Mississippi
on Facebook: brownbagbears
“The most fun I have felting is when I make something silly but functional. If it’s something no one has made before that just makes it is even more fun. So here he is, a mantle clock that is also a moose. He stands by himself but I am thinking of securing him to a base. His antlers are Latte and the body is Espresso Bean.”
– Sharon May, Illinois