Fun Felted Giraffe

Felted Giraffe by Wendy Fifield featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

It seems Wendy is willing to go anywhere with her art to achieve truly unique and interesting pieces! We love this giraffe!

“A giraffe done in my series of animals. Love how the sari threads worked for the mane. Used living felt merino blend for the body [amethyst] and some gastly rough pink roving someone gave me for the spots but it worked on this.”

– Wendy Fifield, Canada

Brilliant Nuno Felted Mad Hatter Jacket and Hat

Nuno Felt Mad Hatter Jacket by Sonja Weeks-Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Astounding, Remarkable, Brilliant! Sonja shared in our fb group how she made this INCREDIBLE hat!!! It took a lot of finagling, but she really pulled it off!

“So i made a hatter jacket to go with the hatter hat. Nuno felt and i have a love hate relationship.

I love the potential but never seem to have enough control (or space). This uses silk chiffon dyed with coffee, asparagus merino, merino luxury batt in forest, and the Autumn leaves artist pack. I adapted the pattern from a Russian dress pattern. Please excuse my sad hatter makeup and selfie timer portrait session.”

– Sonja Weeks-Oswalt, Tennessee
web: conspiracyofloveart.com

Cute Wool Coat with Needle Felted Animals

Needle Felted Wool Coat with Bunnies by Susan Nelson featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a story … wait til you read how she needle felted her first items…can you say Pioneer Woman?!

“I saw some felting on Facebook a few months ago. I live on Vancouver island way out in the boonies on the west coast. I watched a video to see that I needed a needle with some barbs on it. so I found a hat pin and snagged it with some wire cutters. I made a hare and was quite proud of myself. I found a store that I drove two hours to get to. I went in and there sat six people with spinning wheels. I thought I had gone back in time.

Purchased a couple needles. He had a tough one and regular. It didn’t take me very long to see how restricted I was with the needles. I sew and I understand needles so I looked again on the Internet and found Living felt. I ordered lots of needles.

Needle Felted Wool Coat with Bunnies by Susan Nelson featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Now I can control and sculpt fine details. the needles make all the difference. I had a piece of wool fabric . I placed some little pictures of critters that I had traced on to wash away interfacing. It is very fine, not good enough for embroidery work. It felted right into the fabric mostly or just pulled off as I worked up the the edges of the bunny. I was surprised how quickly each animal worked up. Important to plan colours that will show up. Looking forward to my next project.”

– Susan Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

A Impressive Beginner’s Nuno Felted Neck Wrap

Nuno Felt Wrap Scarf by Thayer Abigail featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

From self pro-claimed “newbie” status to Rockin’ Felted Neck Wrap…in just one day 🙂 Within a day of downloading our Nuno Felting Tutorial for a highly textured neck wrap or scarf…Thayer made this! She used a variety of fibers including Merino Top in Teal, Lagoon, and Ruby along with locks and her own silk and embellishments.

“I made my first project! See photos in the comments!!! Thank you so much for adding me. I’m going to try to not be too much of an over-excited newbie.”

– Thayer Abigail, Louisiana

 

UNITY FELT- Group Mural Project

Unity Felt Group Mural ProjectNeedle Felting with Kids Mural Project featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Hi All! Marie here 🙂

I had an incredible day this week visiting with Michelle Stoeffler and her approx. 180 students at Deer Park Middle School.

A Unity Felt Group Mural project was begun, I hope that in the not too distant future we can see how the students finish it.

We have made for them large segments to needle felt onto — around the theme of Peace, Unity, Love and Friendship. Once the students are all done, they will have murals that come together like a puzzle, and can even have parts interchangeable with other classes. In all, there were 6 classes … so there will be 6 murals each with 10 segments.

These kids were brilliant, of course! I loved seeing all of their eclectic art in the room — and being in such a creative space 🙂 What a gift it was for me to spend the day with them!

I took a TON of pictures, but they will not all fit into a collage. If you would like to see more Living Felt facebook page.

The next week we received this from the teacher …

“Check it out Marie Spaulding #livingfelt !
Our students were begging to needle felt again today!
Thank you for introducing almost 200 youngsters to this medium!
We broke 17 needles today but the kids were still using the broken ones
because they loved so much.”

– Michelle Stoeffler, Artist & Art Teacher
@ Deer Park Middle School
Austin, Texas

*If you, your group or your school is interested in doing your own
Unity Felt Group Mural, please contact us:
Marie at livingfelt.com.
Toll free: 877-665-5790
or visit our website here:  Unity Felt Group Mural Project

Beautiful Sunset Felt Painting

Felted Painting by Suzanne Cabrera Towry featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

A HUGE Congratulations to Suzanne Cabrera Towry for her award and recognition of truly inspiring art work!

“Yippee. Proud to report I received an award of 3rd place for 2-dimensional art at the Spring Art Fest exhibit in my community. This was my first juried exhibit. Thank you Marie and all my friends at Living Felt… I created this with Living Felt’s amazing Merino Top and Tussah Silk colors. I couldn’t have done it without you. I learn so much from all of you!”

“Sunset on Lake Norman”

– Suzanne Cabrera Towry, North Carolina
Lightofthemoonstudios.com
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