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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā 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

Waldorf Felted Crown for Children by Sonja Weeks Oswalt featured on Living Felt blog

Felted Waldorf Crowns for Creative Play!

Waldorf Felted Crown for Children by Sonja Weeks Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Felted crowns make great gifts for children any time, but can also be wonderful for birthday parties and play dates. These Waldorf style crown were felted by Sonja Weeks Oswalt of Knoxville, TN. Her precious young model does a great job showing them off!

 

 

Felted Waldorf Fairy & Toadstool Crown by Sonja Oswalt and featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog  (at)

The crowns are made from commercial felt that has been cut to shape, she actually needle felted two pieces together and then needle felted the designs on top. This sweet them has a fairy, a squirrel, toadstools and butterflies, with a blanket stitch along the edge.

Felted Waldorf Fairy & Toadstool Crown by Sonja Oswalt and featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We love the colors and themes of these children’s crowns, and the festive ribbons used to tie them on.

Felted Waldorf Fairy & Toadstool Crown by Sonja Oswalt and featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog Felted Waldorf Fairy & Toadstool Crown by Sonja Oswalt and featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

You can custom order crowns from Sonja’s etsy shop where she raises money for charity: CONSPIRACY OF LOVE

WALDORF FELTED MOBILE by Marcela at Magic Wool on etsy. Featured on the Living Felt Blog. https://livingfelt.wordpress.com

Felted Waldorf Inspired Treasures

WALDORF FELTED MOBILE by Marcela at Magic Wool on etsy. Featured on the Living Felt Blog. https://livingfelt.wordpress.com

Marcela of Montreal, Quebec Canada creates a delightful array
of unique and creative toys and mobiles in the Waldorf Style.

She shares that most of her work comes from the fairy tale world and she,
“… discovered the magic of wool in 2005, when my oldest daughter joined the Waldorf kindergarten
at Cuernavaca city, in Mexico. I have incorporated this material to my creative work,
inspired by a Waldorf approach to childhood.”

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Marcela’s delightful style has a¬†sweet sense of “play” and “wonder” that you can feel
in every piece. She has done a wonderful job in capturing angles with her felted mobiles
that make the scene feel very alive and gently active.

 

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You can see more Waldorf inspired needle feltings by Marcela in her etsy shop:

MagicWool

Upcycled One-of-A-Kind Sweaters make great gifts for Children!

   Upcycled Wool Sweater with Needle Felted Design for Child at Screen Door Studios
This sweet Cat and Mouse Sweater was felted by Karen Canino, artist at Screen Door Studios
in Fort Collins (FTC) Рa gathering place for Artists and patrons, to partake in an eclectic creative environment.  The Screen Door is an inclusive eco-responsible exhibition space for quality artworks from diverse inventors.

An adult’s 100%¬† wool sweater can be shrunk to a child size by washing it in hot water. Often people call¬† this “felting”…but really, we are “fulling”, or further shrinking the wool fabric. Surely we have all done this¬† quite unintentionally! Then the sweater can be cut, here the artist has added some cool zipper treatments¬† and adorned her sweaters with needle felted wool. Awesome.

Upcycled Wool Sweater with Needle Felted Design for Child at Screen Door Studios

Upcycled Wool Sweater with Needle Felted Design for Child at Screen Door Studios

While there is no mention in the etsy shop of which artist created the pieces, we have confirmed they are the work of Screen Door founder,
Karen Canino. We especially appreciate that themes seem to cater to both boys and girls.

Upcycled Wool Sweater with Needle Felted Design for Child at Screen Door StudiosUpcycled Wool Sweater with Needle Felted Design for Child at Screen Door Studios

Upcyled Wool Sweater with Needle Felted Design for Child at Screen Door Studios

These items are on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/shop/FTCscreendoorstudios

Also visit: http://www.screendoorstudios.com

Felted Child’s Outfit in Ocean – Sea Theme

Felted Child's Outfit in Ocean Sea Theme by Ekaterina Tasminska√Ę

Felted Child Outfit Hat and Cape in Ocean Sea Theme by Ekaterina Tasminska√Ę

This absolutely exquisite child’s outfit including a felted hat and a felted cape
in an ocean-sea theme was created by Ekaterina Tasminska√Ę in Moscow, Russia.

Her work is breathtaking, and can be seen on the Russian Master’s site (similar to our etsy).
http://www.livemaster.ru/item/717415-raboty-dlya-detej-morskie-zhiteli

 

Needle Felted Portrait African Girl by Sonja Weeks Oswalt of Consipiracy of Love

Needle Felted Portraits of Children

Needle Felted Portrait, Child, Nepal / Nepalese Boy by Sonja Weeks Oswalt of Conspiracy of Love

Sonja Weeks-Oswalt combines her passion for creative explorations and service to others through her art.
This beautiful, one of a kind 8 x 10 portrait of a young Mexican girl is entirely hand made of 100 percent carded wool on a background of 100 percent wool. Sonja uses Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts and New Zealand Corriedale for her work.

Needle Felted Portrait, Child, Mexican girl by Sonja Weeks Oswalt of Conspiracy of Love

“I freehand all of my fiber art portraits, and use photographs of unknown children as inspiration, combining them to produce a unique child’s likeness. These works of art are 3D relief works.”

I began working on these portraits out of a deep love for the children I sponsor through Compassion International. Proceeds from my sales go to Compassion to support the Christ-centered work they do to provide hope and relieve poverty across the globe, one child at a time.

 Needle Felted Portrait, Child,  Boy by Sonja Weeks Oswalt of Conspiracy of Love

These images or a custom portrait is available through Sonja’s etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConspiracyofLove