Sharon May does it again…you might remember her amazing felted cheshire cat that we shared recently, and now THIS!
He is approximately 18″ W x 7″ tall and weighs under 1lb. Needle felted over a wire armature and fully poseable.
“I love all things octopus so I thought it was about time I made a wooley one.
Here’s my effort made with Caramel and Linen MC1 wool.
He’s a candleholder but it looks kinda cute holding small plants too.”
– Sharon May, Illinois
Anne Franklin sent us a photo of her King Neptune wall hanging she created for a lucky baby’s nursery. You’d never know that she has only been needle felting for a few months! This lovely composition is smooth where you would expect it while the swirls and whisps give it movement and life.
“This is my King Neptune for a nautical themed baby nursery. I used Living Felt Pre-Felt Wool Batt for base with blue azul MC-1 Batt, indigo MC-1 Batt, bright white MC-2 Batt, mango MC-1 Batt, and Border Leicester Locks, as well as a few other fibers. I have been needle felting since October and love the creative possibilities; and LF supplies are superb as well as the customer service!”
— Anne Franklin, North Carolina
We’re always thrilled when kids and educators take an interest in fiber arts, and that’s why we were happy to receive this note from alpaca farm owner Cheryl Bowen:
“My husband and I have a small alpaca farm, Humming Star Alpacas in Silverhill, AL. We are excited to say there has been a lot of new interest in the fiber arts in our area (South Alabama). Several of the local schools, both private and public, are initiating bringing fiber arts into their curriculum.
I recently was asked to team up with a friend and a 2nd grade art teacher to teach the children about alpacas and their fiber — how to raise, harvest, wash, pick, card, dye and needle felt. While we used fiber from the alpacas we raise for this picture/felted piece, all the felting tools/supplies and other fiber supplies (silk, bamboo, some wool) we used we bought from Living Felt.
Forty-five 2nd graders learned to pick, card, and dye fiber and then to use it in a needle-felted art piece. Parents and teachers were inspired and they now have your business cards to order their supplies 🙂
I just had to share the finished piece with you! We are so proud of these children!”
— Cheryl Bowen, Alabama
Cheryl is teaching another program this year, we look forward to seeing what she and her students make!
Lizzie Tucker is a long time mosaic artist who discovered felting. She makes wonderful works of felted art and then
uses the images on her greeting cards.
We love how she accentuates and rather abstract cluster of flowers with machine stitching.
Hand embroidery works well on this type of project also.
A sweet fairy in the garden … a felted work of art becomes a card you can share many times over.
A wonderful use of ribbons, novelty yarns and beads accentuates this felted picture.
See More and buy from her etsy shop:
This gorgeous wet felted cobweb scarf is perfect for our theme this week!
Created by El Dalmar of Balziers, France, this lovely scarf is rich in color and texture.
The cobweb method for wet felting a scarf is quite fun — creating intentionally thin areas and areas with holes.
Notice how Helene used yarns, locks and different fibers to accent and create dimension. This is a lovely work of wearable art!
See more from Helene on her blog
Living Felt offers a kit for making a cobweb scarf,
and really fun Specialty Designer packs for surface design interest.