Adorable Felted Baby Bonnet

Felted Baby Bonnet by Sandy McQueen featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

“Thank you for taking the time to give me some tips over the phone. Using all of Living Felt’s supplies helped my bonnet making much easier. I used Living Felt resist material, mesh, olive oil soap (which I love), bamboo mat (was larger than the one I had).

The wool I used was MC-1 Merino-cross fast felting batt [Caramel].

Thank you for your wonderful customer service!”
-Sandy McQueen, Indiana

New Born Photographers Discover Wooly Fluff!

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Meadow

New born photographers from coast to coast are discovering the pure, simple magic of Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts and we love what they are doing with them! Some call  us looking for the wool “fluff” for new born props, because they have see the brilliant baby pics taken by their peers.

New Born Photographer Christy Wallis uses LIVING FELT MC-1 Batts, on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA –  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Sugar Plum

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Cotton

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA – LIVING FELT MC-1 Felting Batt Cotton

Christy Wallis  is a New Born Photographer in San Diego, California who works pure magic with our felting batts. She is a talented photographer who is trained to work with new born babies ensuring they are safe and supported during the shoots.

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Birch

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Birch

Christy was turned on to our batts by a fellow newborn photographer whom she admired, and we are hearing that she and others like our earthy color tones and our heathered batts. Since little babies are touching the wool, everyone loves that the fibers have been washed with an eco-friendly soap and have not been processed with harsh chemicals [the wool is non-carbonized]. The dyes are the same as used in everyday clothing and this wool is from  sheeps raised on US farms, it is dyed and carded right here in the USA.

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt

Christy Wallis Photography | new born | San Diego, CA – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt boysenberry

While the use of the wool  in new born photography is not “felting”, it is a great way for someone who is a felter or a fiber artist to contribute their passions to a new baby in the family.

With just 2-4oz of our wool batting, the sweet new baby photos are accented with wonderful, natural fibers and textures.

Bachmanville Photography | new born  Orange County, CA | Living Felt MC-1 Batt Charcoal

Bachmanville Photography | new born Orange County, CA | Living Felt MC-1 Batt Charcoal

It is fun to see how different new born photographers are incorporating not only our wool batts for new baby pictures, but also other fiber art that has been knitted or woven.  Shara Bachman of Bachmanville Photography in Orange County, CA is another talented photographer indeed.  She books photo sessions for babies that are just days old.

Bachmanville Photography | new born Orange County, CA | Living Felt  Felting Supplies

Bachmanville Photography | new born Orange County, CA | Living Felt Felting Supplies

Brenda Anderson Photography | new born | Tavares, Florida -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Oatmeal

Brenda Anderson Photography | new born | Tavares, Florida – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Oatmeal

Brenda Anderson is a new born photographer in Florida who also enjoys our wooly fluff as a prop for her photo shoots.

Jill Singer Photography new born Living Felt MC-1 Willow

Jill Singer Photography new born Ohio | Living Felt MC-1 Willow

Jill Singer used MC-1 Willow to create this precious bear bonnet for her new born photos.

Rhiannon Logsdon Photography | new born Austin, TX | Living Felt Wool Batts

Rhiannon Logsdon Photography | new born Austin, TX | Living Felt Wool Batts

Rhiannon Logsdon Photography | new born  Austin, Texas -  LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Olive

Rhiannon Logsdon Photography | new born Austin, Texas – LIVING FELT MC-1 Batt Olive

Rhiannon Logsdon creates wonderful and fantastical imagery for new borns, children and families. We love how she uses our wool with these baby photos.

If you are not near one of these talented women but would like your baby photographed with some of our felting batts, consider sharing this post with your new born photographer. They can start with as little as 2oz of our MC-1 Wool Batts.

Newborn Photographers Featured:
Christy Wallis –  San Diego, CA
Shara Bachman – Orange County, CA
Brenda Anderson – Tavaris, FL
Jill Singer – Canton, OH

Rhiannon Logsdon – Austin, TX

Lovely Felted Dresses & Apparel

Lena Baymut Felted Baby Dress Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This Bright, Precious and SOFT! felted baby dress by Lena Baymut is made of 100% Merino Wool Top. Lena wet felts using hand felting techniques and cold water.

Lena Baymut Felted Baby Dress Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog
“I make my designs in gentle wet felting technique, so I don’t use any electric or mechanical devices. Only wool, natural soap, my hands and love=). I also use only cold water,
since hot water destroys those useful properties of lanolin in wool. “

Lena Baymut Felted Sweater, Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Lena Baymut Nuno Felted Dress, Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“My art which I absolutely love gives me so much freedom where my imagination never stops. Wool is a very plastic material which makes it possible to create anything imaginable. Things turn out warm, cozy and bewitching.”

Lena Baymut  Felted Dress, Featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

See More & Shop with Lena in her etsy store: Baymut

 

WALDORF FELTED MOBILE by Marcela at Magic Wool on etsy. Featured on the Living Felt Blog. https://livingfelt.wordpress.com

Felted Waldorf Inspired Treasures

WALDORF FELTED MOBILE by Marcela at Magic Wool on etsy. Featured on the Living Felt Blog. https://livingfelt.wordpress.com

Marcela of Montreal, Quebec Canada creates a delightful array
of unique and creative toys and mobiles in the Waldorf Style.

She shares that most of her work comes from the fairy tale world and she,
“… discovered the magic of wool in 2005, when my oldest daughter joined the Waldorf kindergarten
at Cuernavaca city, in Mexico. I have incorporated this material to my creative work,
inspired by a Waldorf approach to childhood.”

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Marcela’s delightful style has a sweet sense of “play” and “wonder” that you can feel
in every piece. She has done a wonderful job in capturing angles with her felted mobiles
that make the scene feel very alive and gently active.

 

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You can see more Waldorf inspired needle feltings by Marcela in her etsy shop:

MagicWool

Felted Baby Bonnet by April's Yarnables Perfect Felting Projects for New Baby Gift

Felted Baby Bonnets – Oh So Sweet!

Felted Baby Bonnet by April's Yarnables Perfect Felting Projects for New Baby Gift

This hand felted bonnet was wet felted with hand carded roving wool, and was created by April Brown of Roanoke, VA. Drawstring gathers the back of the bonnet and ties on the sides. There is a sari-silk tie back headband that can be used with the bonnet or by itself.

Felted Baby Bonnet by April's Yarnables Perfect Felting Projects for New Baby Gift

April shared that she adds either rawhide or sari-silk to the sides and also to gather the bonnet in the back (adjustable). I like to add a sari-silk ribbon to be used across the bonnet as in this photo to give options for boy or girl.

APRIL’S YARNABLES:
https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/shop/AprilsYarnables

Darling Bear “Ralph” is Felter’s First Project! ~ Dana Kwak

Needle Felted Bear

Needle Felted Bear

This little cutie pie was needle felted by Dana Kwak in Calgary for her new born baby boy. I am sure they are an adorable pair! I know you’ll be busy, Dana, but we do hope to see more of your creations soon!

“I have just finished my first needle felting creation!! 🙂 I bought one of your bear kits and really enjoyed making this little guy (I named him Ralph). Your instructions are great – so easy to follow. It’s so addictive! (although it took me a while to finish him as I had to juggle needle felting time with my new baby… Ralph is for him) 🙂 I’m so excited about starting another needle felting project… I am already creating characters in my mind and can’t wait to make them! Thanks so much for making it so easy to get into this fun and very satisfying craft. Thanks again! 🙂 “

Dana Kwak ~ Calgary, AB, Canada