What an original and darling idea! Kiersten has a very sweet style and uses a lot of MC-1 Batts in her Friendly Feltees creations.
“This is my latest of little creatures I make called “Dragon-flies”. I’ve been dieing to do a purple one. He turned out about how I was hoping.”
Kiersten Violette, North Carolina
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With no formal introduction, heart melting images of this precious little fawn appeared on our fb page. Some of the items Bonnie has gathered from our shop include: CW-1 Core Wool, Armature 12g and 14g, NZ Corriedale in Camel, MC-1 Batts in a variety of shades onyx, dark chocolate clay, caramel, latte, cafe au lait, cinnamon and more.
Artist: – Bonnie Gerkensmeyer, Ohio
Incredible realism with a sense of humor! This incredible needle felted sculpture was shared in our fb group by Irene Clark.
“Hi all, here is my new creation — this kitty is frequently spotted under our bird feeders and he take joy in annoying my indoor cats. But outside of that, he is a very sweet fellow smile emoticon:) I called this “What bird?..”
This cat is made from MC-1 batt and gray merino [carbon] (21.5 microns), all from Living Felt. It is felted on wire armature, the feathers are those of real quail, the eyes are glass, hand-painted by me.”
– Irene Clark, Wisconsin
We SO fell in love with the gorgeous heron Sandra Atkins needle felted from our fibers, and this one was made just for us. It is a bit of a “relief” with the heron having dimension off the background.
Despite losing power and emergency evacuations, this brilliant work of art was birthed and now hangs at our office in Austin, TX.
The background is needle felted Living Felt MC-1 batting in Storm Gray various colors of Merino Top, and Merino Silk Blends make up the bird, and lovely dyed locks add texture.
Artist: Sandra Atkins, South Carolina
Megan Nedds shared her most recent and quite spectacular sculpture in our facebook group. It is so fun for us to have seen the inspiration images, help select colors and now see the finished work!
“Cece the White-Fronted Capuchin is finally finished! She is life-sized, with a head and body length of 13 inches, and a height of 13 inches from her hands to the top of her head. She has hand painted glass eyes, and polymer clay fingernails. She took approximately 100 hours to complete. I used many Living Felt merino top colors, Sand Dollar, Mushroom, Mocha, Oak, Milk Chocolate and Bitter Chocolate.”
– Megan Nedds
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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