Lovely Needle Felted Flower Pincushion

Needle Felted Pincushion by JoAnn Stratakos featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We shared this lovely piece during our Wooly Wednesday broadcast earlier this week — isn’t if sweet? JoAnn always tags us on facebook with #livingfeltwool. We love seeing what she’s up to!

“Wanted to share my pincushion with this week’s themed colors! I used my own pottery base (I own MudWorks Pottery in Pennsylvania) and Living Felt’s core wool and several MC 1 preferred batts! Love your products and really love the customer service! “

-JoAnn Stratakos, Pennsylvania
web: MudWorksPotteryPA.com

Artful and Adventurous Needle Felted Bunny

Needle Felted Bunny by Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This wonderful piece entitled “Rebirth” by Kathleen Dodge DeHaven is artful, adventurous, inviting of contemplation, and somehow…soothing.

Needle Felted Bunny by Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

“I’ve chosen MC-1 Merino-Cross Fast Felting Batts and NZ Corriedale Wool Roving for most of my projects. I’m also very fond of the Core Wool, and it forms the base of many of my projects. And though I still felt mostly by hand with one or two needles, I often use the AddiQuick to smooth spots and to tack down difficult fibers, such as locks.

Needle Felted Bunny by Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

This year, I’m working on more scenic projects, adding mountains, trees, flowers, and sky to animals and everyday objects. Here is the first such project, “Rebirth”, a rabbit with the scenery of the Pacific Northwest. I wanted you to see what I’ve accomplished with excellent fibers, and easy to use and effective tools:

CW-1 Core Wool, MC-1 Merino Cross Batts: Blues Studio Pack, Bamboo Spruce, Honeysuckle, Premium Mohair Locks: Emerald Forest, White, Teeswater Locks in Sunshine

NZ Corriedale Wool: Amazon Rainforest, Lima, Natural White

Needle Felting Tools: Felting Needle 38 Spiral, AddiQuick Fast Tool, METAL Felting Needle Tool with 10 Needles, Finger Friends Finger And Thumb Protector Set

Many thanks for all your support to the felting community.”

Sincerely,
Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven, Washington

Cute Needle Felted Flower Baby Rattle

Needle Felted Flower Baby Rattle by Mel Morales featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

We love this happy flower made by Mel Morales! As she wants it to be a baby rattle, she shared that she will switch out the glass eyes for ones that are baby safe 🙂

“I used Living Felt’s MC-1 batt in Coral Reef for the petals, and Chickie for the center. I also used 7mm black glass eyes (first time using those…LOVE!) and the 36 Triangle, 38 Star, and 42 Triangle needles from Living Felt…everything worked exactly how I needed it to! I hid a cat toy in the middle to make it jingle 🙂 Thank you for all of your wonderful resources!”

Mel Morales
Nashville, TN

Realistic Needle Felted Birds

Susan Beal Lifelike needle felted birds on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Susan Beal in Vermont needle felts incredibly lifelike bird sculptures. She shared that she combines her wool with our CW-1 Core Wool and colors of our MC-1 Batts.

Susan Beal Lifelike needle felted birds on www.livingfelt.com/blog Using MC-1 Felting Batts and CW-1 Core Wool

Some of those colors include: Black, Storm, Birch, Driftwood and Clay, Blueberry,
Winter Blue and Chicory.

“I’ve tried other company’s wool and keep returning to yours
for my birds because it felts so well and is so clean and uniform,
and there is a terrific range of colors. I also use your needles
a single #36 triangle is my workhorse (I go through a lot of these!),
along with the #38 star needles in the 10 needle felting tool
and the Clover tool.”

Susan Beal Lifelike needle felted birds on www.livingfelt.com/blog Using MC-1 Felting Batts and CW-1 Core Wool

 

She also shared that a number of her birds were made for a conservation group in Mississippi who uses the birds in educational activities, while others are created
and for sale in her etsy shop.

Susan Beal Lifelike needle felted birds on www.livingfelt.com/blog  Using MC-1 Felting Batts and CW-1 Core Wool

“They’re all life sized, and because I strive make them as lifelike
and realistic as possible, I’ve had to keep developing new techniques
along the way. It’s immensely gratifying.

Thanks for all your passion, love and good vibes!”

Best wishes,
Susan, Vermont

See more from Susan in her etsy shop: Flightofheart

Felted Owl Cape by Maggie Nutting on www.LivingFelt.com/blog

Felted Owl Cape with a Wonderful Story!

Felted Owl Cape by Maggie Nutting on www.LivingFelt.com/blogA wish, some clay sculptures, wool, and creativity connect 4 generations.

This incredible owl cape has quite a story!

“My mother was the initial inspiration for the Owl Cape,
along with the fact that my daughter loves the barn owl.

My mother passed last year due to aggressive lung cancer;
before she left us, she requested that I create something with the
“Clay Owl eyes and beak” she’d had for some twenty plus years.

She said, “I know you will make something special out of these”.

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I was to make something for my eldest daughter, Kat,
as she lives in Ontario and we live in British Columbia about 3,000 miles away.
Kat, my daughter, was not able to make it out to see her Grand-mother (my mom)
before she passed; my mother wanted to leave her something really special.

Felted Owl Cape by Maggie Nutting on www.LivingFelt.com/blog

I purchased most of the wool to make this cape from Living Felt.
I love the large pre-felt piece. It made shaping the wings
and hood a simpler task.I needle felted the piece first
and then completed it with wet felt technique.

The person that is modelling the Owl cape is my Grand-daugher, Juliette…

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Felted Owl Cape by Maggie Nutting on www.LivingFelt.com/blog

Felted Owl Cape by Maggie Nutting on www.LivingFelt.com/blog

I have attached photos of what the cape looked like whilst I was working on it.
I will be making more of these kinds of Totem Wear
here on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and hopefully
starting my web page this coming week.

(We will post Maggie’s website when she makes it available!)