Gorgeous Felted Giraffe

Felted Giraffe by Barb Sackel featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Check out this animated and gorgeous giraffe!

“Just finished my giraffe. I used to many many colors and I finger blended many of them for the texture. I also worked upside down from the reference pictures on some of tough spots. Used three different reference pictures. This was so much fun.”

– Barb Sackel, New York

The Free Needle Felting a Realistic Pet Portrait Video Series is Live!

Free Needle Felting a Realistic Pet Portrait Video Series featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

The Needle Felting a Realistic Pet Portrait Video series is Ready!

The free video tutorial series is NOW LIVE!

You can watch all of the videos here on our youtube channel or on our Video Tutorial page.

Free Needle Felting a Realistic Pet Portrait Video Series featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Make sure to get the supporting document available here.

Free Needle Felting a Realistic Pet Portrait Video Series featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

*some of the videos are quite long, make sure to download the support document for a guide/summary on each so you know what to expect in terms of narration, silence and speed.

**View in full screen for best resolution, and remember you can play the videos at the speed of your choice 🙂

* I do wish I had more time to add narration over of edit and pretty it all up, but raw as it is…I hope you find it helpful! YOU CAN DO THIS…Just Try!

Free Needle Felting a Realistic Pet Portrait Video Series featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Amazing Animal Sculptures

Needle Felted Horses by Kim Mahlbacher featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Look at these amazing and lively sculptures!

“Dear LivingFelt, I love your products!

The animal’s basic forms were made from your CW-1 Core Wool. The details in their colored coats were made using your MC-1 Monochrome and MC-1 Earth tone studio packs, and MC-1 Soft Pink was used for their noses and inner ears.

Your wonderful Lincoln Natural Sheep Locks in Natural Chipmunk, Black, and Gray Smokey were used for the pony’s and donkey’s manes and tails, and the ram’s curls. They are lovely, full and tangle free. I haven’t found this level of quality from any other company. You are my sole resource for wool.

Needle Felted Ram and Donkey by Kim Mahlbacher featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

I hand sew groups of locks to make the pony’s and donkey’s manes and tails and needle felt core wool in matching colors over the stitches. The ram’s curls are needle felted in over a core base with white core wool. His horn is handmade ceramic with a wire base needle felted in with your core wool and covered with curls in the center. Eyes are glass.

LivingFelt’s MC-1 Wool was used for all the animal’s eyebrows in the coat color, and black core wool was added on the edge as eye lashes and also on their mouths for soft smiles.

The needles used were your 40, 42, and 36 Triangle and 40 Spiral.

I worked the wool using your Earth Harmony Series 10″ x 15″ Needle Felting Foam, which had held up very well, is easy to clean, and provides a roomy work space.

Thank you again for the quality of your products.

As an artist, using the best helps me to do my best work.
Blessings, Kim”

– Kim Mahlbacher

HeirloomCroft Art in Wool
LLC Kentucky Crafted Artist
find Kim on facebook and etsy: HeirloomCroft Art

2 Woodland-Style Felted Pieces

Needle Felted Bear Hoop Art by Adrienne Assinewai-McGee featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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“I am sooo excited as someone must know how much I LOVE creating foxes because one of the colours is my absolute fave…Pumpkin Spice!!! I am going to have so much fun with all of my new goodies and of course my designated 8 hours of creative time. Thank you so much Living Felt team.

Also…here’s a new fox! Titled “Mnidoo-waagosh” or… “spirit fox”. He’s mounted on a 8 inch flexi hoop and you’ll see that lovely Pumpkin Spice on his tail. I was inspired by Rachel’s lovely sunset raven for the sky in this piece and wanted to try making my own sunset. The trees in my fox are White Pine and they tend to grow all whispy here in these parts. The arrow in the water portion also signifies that what we do on this land also affects the life in the water.

Thank you so much everyone for all of your support and love on my last piece, making these has felt like coming home to me.”

Needle Felted Woodland-Style Art by Adrienne Assinewai-McGee featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

 

This is truly an inspired piece, well executed and a great composition.

“Hi everyone! So I finally finished my second Woodland Style piece last night and it’s a big one at 10 inches across. I’ve titled it “Maang (loon) Chases Supper.” There are soooo many Living Felt colours in this one! A couple come from little sample bags I’ve had sent with orders…those are the greatest thing, they’ve got me using colours outside of my comfort zone which is always fun and adding certain colours on my next To Order list! :)”

– Adrienne Assinewai-McGee, Canada
fb: Raven Star Studio

Stunning Needle Felted Cat

Needle Felted Cat by Irene Clark featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Yet another truly remarkable needle felted cat by Irene Clark. Her realism is just stunning!

“Here is my new polydactyl red tabby (mackerel) kitty. This is a surprise gift for the owner. The cat is facing some health challenges and my heart breaks for the family that has to go through it. The cat is made on a wire armature, all corriedale, reverse needle, glass eyes. I am terribly nervous about this cat because nobody asked me to make it.”

– Irene Clark, Wisconsin

Wool for Cozy Birds’ Nests

Wool for Birds' Nests featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Last week we began sharing felted birds and things with wings… but it’s also a great time to start putting out some fiber for the real birds! There are lots of ways to do this, like these little wire cages. These also make great gifts!

Keep the yarns under 6″ long and make sure to include some plain white fluff. Other fibers like twigs and straw are great additions!

We would love to see yours! For more inspiration, you can also see our birds’ nest from last year using fishing net.

Wool for Birds' Nests featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog