Join us for a fun, interactive gathering of friends!
Catch the Broadcast Live or watch it later in our fb group: LIVING FELT FRIENDS
Last week we had a special guest: Joyce Hazlerig of Gypsy Harte!
Scenes from Last week:
Joyce shared many wonderful details about her amazing felted dragon.
She even explained how she made the wings and showed a smaller version of the armature.
Joyce gave a demonstration of her method for needle felting nepps, very cool!
She then shared her incredible caterpillar — another spectacular piece!
We pulled some of our favorite felted ornaments from the tree and shared who made them 🙂
Wet Felting a Woodsy Forest Vessel with Dawn Edwards
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: June 14th, 2018 Thursday
Time: 9am- 4pm
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
Includes wool, embellishment and textural fibers, use of shop tools.
Skill Level for this Workshop: Suitable for all levels. We will be rolling our felt which requires some physical exertion. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
Come and create a beautiful wet-felted forest floor inspired vessel. We will explore methods of creating great visual interest through a fabulous, highly textured surface. We will form our vessels using a flat resist. Felting with a resist will produce a seamless, hollow shape. Watch as our flat felt pieces become three-dimensional…and woodsy.
More Info or Register Here
“This is Saffron. He’s a hedgehog fairy and stands about 5 inches tall. I think the locks – gifted to me by Silke Sordyl added the perfect touch!
Saffron is my first fantasy type character. And, I’ve discovered a new favorite needle – LF purple spiral #40. I used it quite extensively throughout this project.”
– Erin Whalen, Wisconsin
“Fall Fairytale,” a perfect hat for for a perfect fall day!
This gorgeous hat was custom made just for us by Judi Francis of Felting With a Point in Pennsylvania. Judi made a similar hat for The Pence Gallery and we just had to have one!
It is lovingly wet felted using Merino Top in Oak, and our Autumn Leaves Designer Pack. We love all the rich details and the precious little lady bugs!! This beautiful wearable art is currently on display at our shop!
Artist: Judi Francis, Pennsylvania
You can find Judi on fb under: Felting with a Point
“As mother earth awakens this spring I find I am inspired by all the little things that are starting to grow. have done some hanging toadstool ornaments before but thought it would be fun to put a few together in a garden. I used all merino cross batts as I find the shorter fibers easier to work with when making smaller items.
I started with an unfinished 2 1/2″ wooden bowl. I stained it dark and then painted with white acrylic over that and sanded it to get a more aged, earthy feel. I felted a thick, tight base of wool and glued it to the inside of the bowl, and then built everything on top of that base.
I used a similar technique for the snail, gluing some densely felted wool to the inside of the shell and using the loose ends to attach the shell to the snail’s felted body. on the VERY narrow bits – like the snail’s eye tentacles, I employed a bit of wet felting technique after getting them as tight as I could with my needle I dampened them with warm, soapy water and rolled them between my fingers, compressing them as much as possible, and then doing the same with a towel, leaving some loose ends to attach to the head once they were dry.
I used my 42 triangle needle almost exclusively on this and find that the right needle makes a big difference when working on small details.”
– Kimberly Czar, Massachusetts
on etsy: czardesign
Wendy really puts her all into her projects and it shows it the detail of her work! This dragon is beautifully sculpted in every way.
“This dragon took me a little over a month to complete. He’s about 20″ long from nose to tip of tail, and about 15” high to tip of wings. He has a wire armature, and core wool for shaping. I used red grapefruit for the body and wings, cotton white for the chest and underside, and a small amount of black for the claws and tips of the wings. The fire is a mixture of yellow, red, orange and a tiny bit of blue. I had fun creating this piece. Thank you for being so inspiring.”
– Wendy Kamai, HI
This fairy garden was needle felted by LF founder Marie Spaulding. The base of the toadstool is CW-1 Core Wool, and was needle felted around a cut length of our Earth Harmony Foam… so the very center is hollow but the stem is thick.
The top was initially shaped by needle felting a circle on our Hat Brim Foam Form with final shaping done after being placed on the stem. The toadstool cap is MC-1 Blueberry, while colors of the grass are MC-1 Felting Batts in various greens top of a cut PF-X prefelt, but core wool could also be used. The stones are MC-1 Storm.
Texture and color in the foliage was created primarily with our Dyed Sheep’s Locks, plus inclusion of some hand-dyed silk hankies for added sheen.
This project was made purely for fun, decoration and relaxation. No fairies have been invited to live in it yet…but some have visited nonetheless 🙂