Realistic Needle Felted Cat

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

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
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Gorgeous Needle Felted Horses

Needle Felted Horses by Candace Osborn featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog
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,”
Candace Osborn
etsy: OsbornArtistry

Impressive Felted Moose Sculpture

Felted Moose Sculpture by Jill Spady featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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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Incredible Needle Felted Dog Portrait

Needle Felted Dog Portrait by Tina Marrin featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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
instagram: tinamarrin

Gorgeous Tiger Needle Felted Painting

Felt Tiger Painting by Pauline Crouse featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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

Creative Felted Moose Mantle Clock

Felted Moose by Sharon May featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

“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

Free Tutorial: Creating Long Fur on Animals

Needle Felting Long Fur on Animals Tutorial featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This little critter is formed on an 18 gauge wire armature, with 12 gauge wire for arms and fingers. Covered in CW-1 Core Wool, MC-1 Cafe Au Lait and Mocha merino top as the soft fur.

You can also use NZ Corriedale, the bunny fluff, or other wools such as the alpaca and jacob shown below.