WOW! We think Kate nailed this…don’t you?
– Kate Frego, Canada
This pieces is just fabulous! We love the use of color in the shading.
“This is a commission I recently completed. It was a challenge. The client wanted a white horse with a sky and cloud background. The difficulty came in while trying to make sure it was obvious the horse was white while not blending into the clouds! Also it’s not a huge piece so those tiny details and curves , especially of the legs were really hard to get!!”
– Heather Yerkey, Wisconsin
What a delightful little fairy, and so well done!
What can say spring better than a fairy? I had a fairy calendar of Cicley Mary Barker’s fairies and just had to give it a go!! I wet felted the base tapestry with just a few wisps of color, then needle felted all the details. Phew!
– Anna Repke, Illinois
We love this beautiful Cardinal couple. Cherrie says her 91year old father made the frame for her and she enjoyed the collaboration 🙂
“I love using the MC-1 batts to paint my wool pictures.”
– Cherrie Hampton, Oklahoma
Princess of Wales Parakeet with Hibiscus Flowers, Sandi Kramer
“The burlap bag that came with my first Living Felt order was my inspiration. I machine felted onto the burlap haphazardly until I saw the image of a bird appearing in the wool.
Everything else came from there. The burlap bag was just ‘speaking’ to me to be a part of my art.”
Sandi Kramer, Arizona
Winging It, Rebecca Hostetter
“I was completely blown away when I stumbled upon Moy Mackay’s books on wool painting. This was copied from one of the art pieces she featured in her book as a picture, but was not a project pieces with instructions. So I had to wing it…Oka, I admit it. I couldn’t resist! 🙂
What I am most excited to share is the method I used. I used the artfelt paper. This wonderful invention allows you to create detailed art that stays in place during the felting and requires no hand felting. All my flat felt painting is done using this incredible paper.”
Winging It, Rebecca Hostetter
Blue Heron, Sandra Atkins
“When we moved to our new house in SC we discovered that the builder put a big ugly electrical box in our hallway. I had been needle felting 3D figures for about 18 months and decided to try a 2D wall hanging to cover the box.
Since we live on the marsh, a heron was the natural choice for my subject. The electrical box was fairly large and at the time I didn’t have a large foam mat so I had to do the piece in sections.”
prefelted background; all natural fibers (mostly from Living Felt) including core wool, merino top, silk blend and locks, plus some karakul fiber in the grasses from a local VA breeder
Sandra Atkins, South Carolina
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.