This wet felted necklace is simply a very long felted cord, the ends were felted together to make it into an continuous loop, and hand-spun art yarn was worked into the felting process.
Both the yarn and felt cord were made by Marie using our Autumn Leaves Specialty Designer Pack.
We have 12 Specialty Designer packs to choose from. Maybe you will find one that you would like to felt with!
Steve Whalen is felting with his wife, Erin, and we were so happy to receive this submission for this hat he made! His hats weigh 4.5 – 5oz and are wet felted over a resist, and then shaped on a hat block. This one is made with Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts True Violet and accented with Multi-Colored Merino Top Cranberry.
A note from Erin:
“I consider myself extremely lucky to have a hubby who spins, weaves and now, wet felts! We’ve taken several wet felting classes together and have since modified and improved our techniques.
We’ve recently started making wet felted hats over a resist. This is my husband’s latest hat. I’m a little biased, but I think his work is fabulous! It’s amazing how straight he can get the brim. (Real men DO wet felt – LOL!!)”
artist: Steve Whalen, Wisconsin
We challenged the ever-adventurous Sonja Weeks Oswalt of Tennessee to felt up anything she felt inspired to with our Fire Mountain Designer Pack, and she made this awesome ensemble.
She added approx. 2oz of additional fiber so she could make all 3 pieces. The scarf is nuno felted and the silk was initially dyed with Kool-Aid. The wrist warmers were wet felted over a resist, we have a free video lesson for this, and the hat was first wet felted flat and then shaped over a hat block.
The wrist warmers can shrink quite a bit!
We LOVE this felted hat by Evelyn Pinney in Colorado! She used our hat form and brim for needle felting and finish with wet felting. Just gorgeous!
“…my first wide brim hat with wet-felted hatband, using the Living Felt hat shape and supplies”
– Evelyn Pinney, Colorado
Judi Francis of Felting With a Point has become quite adept at felting hat and scarf combos. She needle felts over our Earth Harmony Hat Forms and wet felts them to finish.
Details are often added with needle felting and hand stitching. This lovely duo is MC-1 Mahogany with Merino Top Mojave.
Visit: Felting With a Point
Stormy Kirk, also in California, loves using our hat forms as well!
This ensemble is made with Alpaca fiber from her ranch.
“Jade Jewel Hat and Scarf made from 100% Alpaca Fiber from our farm.
Needles , forms and instructions from Living Felt.
Thank you Living Felt for supplying quality tools.”
– Stormy Kirk, California
We fell in love with the felted scarves, wrist warmers, jewelry and more by Angela Shannon!
Join us as we visit with her and explore more of her exquisite yet elemental felted apparel.
Approximately 8 years ago, Angela discovered felt making through her love of trying new craft techniques She shares she is currently trying to teach herself micro macramé.
“I enjoy coming up with new designs, and so I tend to take an experimental approach, and I am not always certain of what I will make until I get started. I am very happy to combine materials I have to hand such as cotton fabrics and pieces of vintage lace into my felt work. I also like to try out different kinds of fibres to see what changes they make to the texture of the felt. I hand dye my fibres using acid dyes which is a process I also very much enjoy.”
“I love the way that felt can mimic nature. I was very surprised when I first discovered this aspect of felting, and it is the main reason why I enjoy working in this medium.”
Angela says she loves felting scarves and shawls “because there is an infinite variety of possibilities, whether that is the colour combinations, shapes or textures. I also love making my forest cuffs because there always seems to be a new colour combination to try.”
For her delightful felted pieces, Angela likes to work with merino tops, Wensleydale and Teeswater locks, and she also enjoys using Alpaca and silk fibers.
Where does she get her magical ideas?
“The woods and forest is where I derive my inspiration.”
Angela’s WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT to fellow artists and craft persons:
“Find something that you love creating that comes from the heart and others will love it too. Be prepared to work very hard and never give up on your ability to succeed.”
Shop with Angela in her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/shop/folkowl
Follow her on facebook: Folk Owl on facebook
Joely Rogers shows off her pre-felted piece and models her wonderful nuno felt scarf! (
“Hello, I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your company.
I purchased the Wet Felting Tools Bundle and the Nuno Felt Scarf Kit Deluxe in Emerald Forest last week.
My order arrived promptly and was beautifully packaged. I love the color instructions and the little personal touches
like “Pack with Love, Shipped with Joy!” on the box and the words of artistic encouragement on the sales receipt.
This was my first time felting and I will be purchasing supplies more this week! 🙂
This was my first try at Nuno Felting and I loved it! My one deviation from the instructions – I am an experienced baker,
so when I first started rolling the scarf I decided that a rolling pin might make it easier. I tried it and it worked great! “
Sincerely, Joely Rogers Dallas, TX