3 Fun Famous Felted Characters

Felted Chesire Cat by Melissa Hoover featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a bright little tribute to Alice in Wonderland!

“Here’s a little Cheshire Cat inspired by the illustration from the Peck Aubry Alice paper doll set. He’s 3 1/2″ long and 2 1/2″ high. He was mainly worked from core wool, then striped with roving. I used a reversible needle to gently, quickly pull bits along the stripes to smooth over for a more natural look.”

Melissa Hoover, California

Felted Snoopy Picture by Tracie Zody featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Doesn’t this bring back memories?

Tracie Zody shared her wonderful little felted picture of Snoopy in our group and pronounced it “done” 🙂

– Tracie Zody, North Dakota

Felted Falkor Luck Dragon by Jenny Marion featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Falkor looks so dazzling with all those beads!

“For character/ fan art, here is Falkor the luck dragon from The Neverending Story. I made this a year ago using bright white merino cross batts and a lot of beads and pearls.”

– Jenny Marion, Hawaii

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

Realistic Needle Felted Sheep

Needle Felted Sheep by Jeanette Justus featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

A wonderfully realistic felted sheep!

“I needle felted this Sheep for a woman in Colorado and put the family brand on it. I almost exclusively used Living Felt’s core wool, with areas of their bright white wool. For realism, I used the core wool because I didn’t think a Sheep would be bright white. For the curly parts, I soaked the wool in water, and twisted it.

I thought there was something neat about a Sheep made of wool.”

– Jeanette Justus, Wyoming

Precious Felted Fawn

Felted Fawn by Bonnie Gerkensmeyer featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

With no formal introduction, heart melting images of this precious little fawn appeared on our fb page. Some of the items Bonnie has gathered from our shop include: CW-1 Core Wool, Armature 12g and 14g, NZ Corriedale in Camel, MC-1 Batts in a variety of shades onyx, dark chocolate clay, caramel, latte, cafe au lait, cinnamon and more.

Artist: – Bonnie Gerkensmeyer, Ohio

Impressive Felted Jerry Garcia Sculpture

Needle Felted Jerry Garcia Sculpture by Nori Bucci featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This sculpture has exceptional detail AND personality! The use of clay on the guitar was spot on, and read how she made the glasses!

“Here is my first sculpture of a person..Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead!

It was inspired by my brother, who is a huge Greatful Dead fan, and he urged me to create this for his fan club. I used 12G Armature Wire, CW-1 Core Wool, MC-1 batts in the colors ‘Fleshtone’ [ Now Sand], ‘Linen‘, ‘Bonsai‘, ‘Black Onyx‘, and ‘Willow‘, Lincoln Natural Locks in Lamb Gray, 4mm brown glass eyes, 20G Gun Metal Gray craft wire for glasses, and Premo clay in brown, black, ecru and silver for the guitar. I also used some brown ribbon for the guitar strap.

I taught myself a great way to make eye glasses. I used a dowel to wrap the wire around and then just bent the sides to form the arms. They turned out just right and I only used a small, single piece of craft wire. This was sooooooo much fun to make!!!

My plan is to make Frankenstein next, and I just ordered more supplies for him!

Thanks for your fantastic store and products!”

Nori Bucci, New York
More of Nori’s work at noribuci.com

Free Tutorial: Creating Long Fur on Animals

Needle Felting Long Fur on Animals Tutorial featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This little critter is formed on an 18 gauge wire armature, with 12 gauge wire for arms and fingers. Covered in CW-1 Core Wool, MC-1 Cafe Au Lait and Mocha merino top as the soft fur.

You can also use NZ Corriedale, the bunny fluff, or other wools such as the alpaca and jacob shown below.

Marvelous Felted Where the Wild Things Are Tribute

Felted Where the Wild Things Are Tribute by Linda Wonser featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

RRRaaaaarrrrrr!!!! We love this so much!! 🙂 What a marvelous creation and brilliant, lively detail!

“My tribute to Where the Wild Things Are. I used Living Felt pre-felt batt for the base & added merino cross colors. The figures are core wool covered in merino cross. To give an idea of size, Max is the height of a Coke can. Hope you like it!!!”

– Linda Wonser
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