Wonderful Needle Felted Angel of Light

Angel of Light by Barb Sackel featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Angel of Light, Barb Sackel, New York

This week we share with you four different artists who have created art works on similar subjects, using four very different approaches to create a 2D work of fiber art.

This wonderful work art is based on a cross stitch pattern – we think it is a brilliant needle felt rendition!

“Done with my second piece. This one was titled angel of light by lavender and lace. It was a Crosstitch pattern. I had some trouble converting the pattern as you can see in the picture.

Angel of Light by Barb Sackel featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

I used batt, roving, merino top and locks. I used the locks in the ribbon and from a distance it looks like velvet. I wet felted the background with Roving and used Angelina fibers. On to the next……”

Mother and Child Blended Wool Picture

Mother and Child Blended Wool Picture by Yuliya Chayka featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“Mother and Child”, Yuliya Chayka (in English letters) St. Petersburg, Russia

This week we share with you four different artists who have created art works on similar subjects, using four very different approaches to create a 2D work of fiber art.

“My dear friends!! On December 24, on the eve of the Catholic Christmas, two years ago my daughter Sonya was born!! This is the great Christmas gift) Probably, it’s no coincidence, I managed to finish my new woolen picture “Mother and Child” today!

Merry Christmas to all!”

This amazing “wool picture” is not felted. Yuliya hand blends the wool in small amounts and builds the picture up layer by layer until is framed under glass. She is using small amounts of fine Merino Top in tiny pinches. The process is much like that used for wet felting a picture, but she does not needle felt it or wet felt at all.

This image was shared in our facebook group – and there is a video (albeit in Russian) where she demonstrates her methods.

If you go to our fb group, search Yuliya Chayka

Happy Holidays to Our Felting Family!

Felted Gnome by Marie Spaulding featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Thank you so much for being part of our felting family! Whether you’ve been with us for years, or have just joined the fun, we are so glad to know you and we are grateful to be of service to your creative spirit, and the love you share through your art and craft!

With Love,
Marie, Rodney & The Living Felt Crew

Adorable Felted Polar Bear Sculpture

Felted Polar Bear Sculpture by Sheryl Smith featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This little sculpture just makes us smile from the inside out 🙂

“Here’s my newest felted creation, a little polar bear getting ready to put up his Christmas lights. He is made from Living Felt batt “Brightest White“. His scarf is cut from an old sock. He bought his miniature lights at a craft store! Now if he can get them untangled…….”

Sheryl Smith, California

Felted St. Nick Sculpture

Felted Santa Claus by Caprice Willert featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This St. Nick is sure to be a family heirloom to be treasured.

“I love old St. Nicks. He is my first large sculpture. I used [19] Micron Red prefelt for his coat. Also Corriedale wool in red. MC-1 Merino cross batt in pale peach for his face and hands. White locks for his hair, beard and trim.”

Happy Holidays,
Caprice Willert, California

Fabulous Felted Christmas Stockings

Felted Christmas Stockings by Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We love Kathleen’s fabulous Christmas stockings and are grateful for her generous explanation of HOW she made them!

“Here is my “Hoppy Holiday” stocking, back and front, made with MC-1 batts. The “Moon Rabbits”, “Tsuki no Usagi” of Japanese lore, and fir trees were created by needle-felting after, and the sequins and tiny seed beads were then sewn on. I used yellow wool nepps as though they were beads: I first strung them on a thread, then sewed them around the perimeter of the red. Nepps and glass beads decorate the white “cuff” of the stocking and the green Christmas trees.

How I started this project: I created my own pattern for the stocking from brown kraft paper by sketching the stocking shape. Then using this pattern, I cut a resist of floor underlayment. To prepare for future projects, I cut a small, medium, and large resist at the same time. This stocking was made from the small resist, and it’s about 14″ tall.”

Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven, Washington