Caprice Willert Needle Felted This Gorgeous Purple Dragon as a Token of LOVE.
“I made this dragon for my sister Tracey as a going away gift. She was moving out-of-state
and I wanted her to have something to watch over her.
She loves dragons and the colors purple and pink.
This was my first large armature. He is wired from head to toe,
including the wings. He’s 20″ long x 12″ tall. I used some pre-felt to start
the structure of the wings and then added the colors on top. I used a toothpick to wrap
the wool and make the various horns. I used Wild Berry and Berry Picken’
for the body colors. I wanted the colors to have variegation in the wool.
I used those bits of colors to add additional hues. The eyes are glass.
I used them because they were glittery and the pupils were slits.
I really had fun making it and she loved it, which was what counted.”
-Caprice Willert, California
We were delighted to find these wee felted pumpkin houses for wee little folk on MudHollow.
They are wet felted with hand crafted accents, and filled with pure sweetness!
You can find a felted pumpkin house like this and many other delightful wonders
on their etsy shop: MuddyFeet
Theresa LaBrecque sent in this fabulous little fairy house….ready for occupancy!
“…I have used a wooden bird house for a foundation, mica for windows, river rock for the path to the door.
Also I have used pine cones, moss, tree bark, and vines. I used my needles and some of the wool from Living Felt.
I will be entering this house in The Fairy Festival at Prescott Park in Portsmouth NH next month for the children,
both young and old to enjoy.”
You visit Theresa online and see more of her work:
Theresa LaBrecque www.labrecqueart.com
Tracey Palmer Wins a $25 Gift Certificate to Living Felt!
Tracey says, “I was working on this forest scene, and the wee faeries just moved into the trees !!”
This piece is entitled: “Enchantment”, and she used a variety of fibers including:
Living Felt MC-1 Batts, Merino Top, New Zealand Corriedale and Mohair Locks.
Tracey wet felted the background to establish the basic colors and concept,
and then added detail with needle felting. We love how “alive” this felted picture feels!
These precious and tiny needle felted fairy gardens and castles are full of color, life and detail!
The are the work of Mary, artist and designer at Ginger Little in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mary says she has always been creative and began making her
own dolls and accessories as a child.
Mary began her felting journey when her daughter was very little and in a Waldorf school.
“Wanting to create special toys for her, I began teaching myself how to felt with wool. I fell in love instantly. I knew that I wanted to share what I made with others and so my business “Ginger Little” was born.”
Mary loves color and incorporates that into her art, along with natural treasures that she finds along her walks.
“I hope to create things that spark a feeling of enchantment when you look at them – things that make you smile and wish you were a part of the magical worlds these little creations are part of. I hope that what I make will brighten someone’s day and that they will enjoy them for years to come.”
SEE MORE & SHOP WITH MARY @ GINGER LITTLE on etsy
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.”
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.
You can see more Waldorf inspired needle feltings by Marcela in her etsy shop:
Needle felted elf by Marie Spaulding
“STASH” a Needle Felted Elf doll by Living Felt founder, Marie Spaulding.
“I think he will continue to be a work in progress, probably because he has touched my heart so much in working on him. I feel a bit like Gepetto, hoping one day he will come to life as a real elf.”
He is needle felted over wire armature starting with CW-1 Core Wool using MC-1 Felting batts (felt batting). For his skin, MC-1 Fleshtone, his acorn hat and felted boots use MC-1 Willow, his tights are MC-1 Linen. His tunic is nuno felted over silk using merino top, silk hankies, and mohair locks. He is crouching and stands 27″ tall as posed.
His name is “Stash” because he has a little hoard of treasures that he finds on his travels. He scoops up each one and cherishes it, thinking they belong to no one and he can have them for his very own.
Stash currently hangs out at the Living Felt shop :O)
Marie offers needle felting doll kits and instructions through Living Felt.
Needle Felting an Art Doll Kit
Needle Felting a Character Doll Kit
Needle Felting a Santa Doll Kit