It has been a felty-full week at LF!
Last Saturday, we had full workshop for needle felting simple animals. We had 11 bunnies and a fox … missed a few pics, but here is a glimpse at our fun bunch of humans and furry felties!
On Friday, we had a fabulous time Needle Felting Gnomes! What a great job these gals did!!
Did you catch our WOOLY WEDNESDAY BROADCAST?
We had so much FUN visiting with you all! If you missed it…you can still see it in our fb group…AND You can pause it and comment. Your comments will be in line with other comments that came in at the same time!
We answered questions, and gave demonstrations, we gave away fun prizes and did show-n-tells of things made by our community members…it was a blast.
Our plan was to do this once a month…but after this week, we are going to “shoot for” 2x a month. 🙂
Next Wooly Wed. is scheduled for WED, FEB 1st at 2pm CST
Broadcast is in our fb group: LIVING FELT FRIENDS
Early Bird Registration for this FUN WORKSHOP is Officially Open!
Felting RETREAT – Needle Felting Fantastical Art Dolls
Thurs Mar 23th 10:00am – Sun Mar 26th 10:00am
Marie Spaulding has been needle felting dolls since she first learned to felt. Learn her techniques for making exhibit quality dolls and fantasy characters including pointy noses, ears and lively eyes and hands. Explore wet felting and nuno felting for interesting costumes.
*Students will be free to put their emphasis where desired. If you want to make three heads instead of a full doll, we can support that. If you prefer to spend time on costuming over articulated fingers, you will be supported and coached towards seeing your goals met.
If you want to make a Santa, you can do that! This will be a great opportunity to follow your inspiration. If you prefer to attempt a more abstract doll using found objects, that will be supported also.
Early Bird Registration JAN 1 thru JAN 31
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*Registration now open to participants wishing to stay offsite.
If you are flying in, call us for assistance with transfers – we can carpool to the B&B so you will not need a rental car.
We hope you can join us this year to learn new things and make new friends!
For Quick & Easy Reference All Year Long, See Our Classes & Events Calendar and our Learn section full of tutorials.
We really enjoyed hosting Megan Nedds of The Woolen Wagon and all the fabulous participants (including Megan’s Dad, Jody!)
The class was needle felting realistic animals, and Megan took us through each step one at a time, allowing everyone to make the animal of their choice. Critters included dogs, wolves, caribou, bunny, genet, meerkat, fox, kangaroo, a bear and mountain lion. Most everyone left with more work to do because spending time on the details was so much fun.
It was a fun and inspiring weekend!
We formed shapes from wire armature, covered them in Core Wool, added MC-1 Batting, NZ Corriedale, and other natural fibers for coats, horse hair whiskers and added Glass Eyes to finish them off!
See lots more pictures on our Facebook page here!
Needle Felted Bears
Carol Travis of Durban, South Africa, made these little cuties as part of 2 Teddy Bear workshops she led with her friends. Its great that you are sharing the joy of felting with your group! Thanks Carol!
“I did a workshop with some of my friends at the teddy group that I belong to. We did a needle felted Christmas bear, just before Christmas last year. This is a picture of my finished bear. Unfortunately I have learnt my lesson and will remember to take pictures of the workshop as it goes on. The little bear head brooch, is another workshop I did with the ladies. They were all given the same amount of felting wool and each one came out so totally different. It just shows that even though the idea is the same, each person has their own interpretation. I have even got ladies who were not interested in needle felting before to do the workshop. It was fantastic. Many Thanks and hugs.”
Carol Travis ~ Durban, South Africa
The "Teddy Group" with their bears
Needle Felted Bear Coats
Needle Felted Bear Coats
Carol Travis, of South Africa, led a work shop for her fellow Teddy Bear enthusiasts with such adorable results! Thanks for sharing felting with your group! Hope to see more of what you create!
“After ordering and getting my wool from you, I wanted to do a workshop with the ladies who had never done it before, to show them how exciting needle felting is. It was decided to do a teddy waistcoat for the first try. We used felting wool as decoration onto plain craft felt, and then added some special knitting yarns to use as accents, which were needle felted onto the waistcoat. I was so ‘chuffed’ that the ladies really enjoyed themselves. There were a few ‘poked’ fingers and one broken needle, but we all had so much fun. They are all eager to do another workshop, so I am working on some ideas. Thank you for the ‘materials’ to help to make my ideas come alive. Many Thanks and hugs”
Carol Travis ~ Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa