Hot Tip: How to Organize and Catalogue Your Wool and Fiber Stash

Fiber Binder to Organize Wool and Fiber by Cherie Davidson featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

WOW FACTOR!!

Cherie Davidson of Darlin’ Girl Creations really made our day with the little video she posted of her Swatch Binder! We are always telling people to save back little samples with their label… and look what she did!

“I’ve finally started my fiber samples catalog/inventory binder! I’m excited to be able to flip through this and know what colors I need to re-order. Once I can move into my studio space, I’ll coordinate these with my wool bins and containers for quick inventory checks.

Oh, the wonderful bliss that comes from organization…and wool displayed…”

– Cherie Davidson, Oregon
etsy: Darlin’ Girl Creations

 

A Vibrant Felt Picture for Spring

Needle Felted Birdhouse Picture by Carolyn Hartman featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog
We love the vibrant colors and all of the wonderful detail in this piece…right down to the shading of the birdhouse pole.

“Hello! I made this felt picture called “Kandi’s Garden” during the March snowstorm we received here in Pa. Even though we are surrounded by 18 inches of snow, this picture reminds me that spring is right around the corner! Your wonderful Merino [MC-1 Merino Cross] wool was used to make it.
Thank you.”

– Carolyn Hartman, Pennsylvania

Felted Projects from Our Young Special Guests

Needle Felted Emoji and Wet Felted Fabric by Isla; Needle Felted Pictures by Sammie featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We had so much fun with our two “special guests” on Wooly Wednesday this last week. Isla, age 7 1/2, shared her needle felted emoji and her wet felted fabric that she will sew into a clutch purse. She used MC-1 Batts, curly locks, angelina and more!

Sammie, age 6, shared his needle felted pictures and a work in progress. Notice the outlines on the Mario Brothers pictures, he did these all by himself using the iron on transfer pen and his mom ironed it onto a wool felt sheet. He is in the process of needle felting it. The rainbow is a picture he made for his mom ๐Ÿ™‚

Needle Felted Sponge Bob Picture by Jace featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Jace, age 11, needle felted this awesome Sponge Bob picture on wool felt. He was not feeling well during our show but his sister Isla brought his picture in and shared it with us for our broadcast ๐Ÿ™‚

A Young Artist’s Wet Felted Purse

Wet Felted Purse by Isabella Brann featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We are so inspired by this young artist!

“I was so proud of my granddaughter who did her very first felting project with me. She pretty much made the sweet little Easter purse herself. The outside is a pretty lemon yellow and the inside is pink. She made the rope handles and the flowers too!

I was really worried about how I could help her design and cut the flowers on the bag. Well, I shouldn’t have worried! I turn my back for a while to help my other granddaughter with her wet felting project and when I looked back at Isabella she had already designed and cut the flowers and was busily putting them together.

I think the purse turned out adorable, don’t you think? I was really proud of the job she did for her first time ever wet felting. Yeah, Isabella!”

Becky Hostetter, Oregon
submitted for Isabella Brann.

Adorable Felted Baby Bonnet

Felted Baby Bonnet by Sandy McQueen featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

“Thank you for taking the time to give me some tips over the phone. Using all of Living Feltโ€™s supplies helped my bonnet making much easier. I used Living Felt resist material, mesh, olive oil soap (which I love), bamboo mat (was larger than the one I had).

The wool I used was MC-1 Merino-cross fast felting batt [Caramel].

Thank you for your wonderful customer service!”
-Sandy McQueen, Indiana

Stunning Felt Painting

Felt Painting by Judy Stodola featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

Wow! What a gorgeous scene Judy has created! This is stunning! A merino prefelt background, picture felted with Merino Tops and other fibers.

“Wooohooo it’s done! This is my first, original, felt painting! This is “Lick Creek.” 12″x12″. Not too shabby for first time stabbing, lol! Thank you Living Felt for the wonderful material to work with. I’m hooked!”

– Judy Stodola, Tennessee

Fun Felted Butterfly Tutorial

Needle Felted Butterfly by Marie Spaulding featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

It is so fun to explore what you can make with a bit of MC-1 Batting, Wool Felt and a Transfer Pen!

Needle Felted Butterfly by Marie Spaulding featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

Needle Felted Butterfly by Marie Spaulding featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

After transferring the wing pattern from printer paper to the felt with the Transfer Pen, the wings were needle felted onto the Wool Felt and then cut out.

Needle Felted Butterfly by Marie Spaulding featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

The body was needle felted and slits cut into the sides. I used pins to plan the wing placement and overlap, then wings inserted into the slits. Hide the insertion points and join to the body more securely by needle felting wool between the wings and the body.

Felted Elephant Hawk Moth by Marie Spaulding featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

For this Elephant Hawk Moth, I first wet felted Fuchsia Merino Top and cut out the wing shape. then the accent colors were needle felted on top.