WOW! We think Kate nailed this…don’t you?
– Kate Frego, Canada
This pieces is just fabulous! We love the use of color in the shading.
“This is a commission I recently completed. It was a challenge. The client wanted a white horse with a sky and cloud background. The difficulty came in while trying to make sure it was obvious the horse was white while not blending into the clouds! Also it’s not a huge piece so those tiny details and curves , especially of the legs were really hard to get!!”
– Heather Yerkey, Wisconsin
Ann got our needle felting realistic pets tutorial, some wool, and felt…and look what she is up to! We love how creative and talented our friends are!
“This is my first needle felting project. I am going to make it into a little purse.”
– Ann Dworzynski Frischkorn, Oregon
What a fabulous “first.” It is so fun to explore new techniques.
“This is my first experience with creating a felted landscape. I know it’s not perfect, but it was so much fun to create and I absolutely love it!!! I am so excited about honing my new passion! Thank You “Living Felt” people!!!”
Mariana Nelson, Michigan
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: May 18th-19th FRI, SAT
Time: 9am- 4pm Friday & Saturday
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
Includes wool, wool felt fabric, embroidery hoop, all supplies and use of shop tools such as felting needles and foam.
Students will work with Living Felt brand fibers including our CW-1 Core Wool and MC-1 Felting Batts, New Zealand Corriedale, Alpaca and other fibers.
Painting with Wool: Felting Realistic Animal Portraits
Come learn how to needle felt realistic two-dimensional animal portraits with fiber artist, Dani Ives. You’ll learn the entire process of creating a needle felted animal portrait. We’ll chat about selecting and assessing an image, methods of transfer, and use of color to mimic lighting and texture. You’ll learn about adding key details and techniques to emphasize realism and make your portraits pop. Dani will be offering detailed demonstrations and tons of individual instruction.
-Assessing an image for a portrait: how to study an image to determine what colors to use in order to portray the light and shadows and how to work with bone structure and fur (or feathers/scales/skin)
-Transferring Image: either reversed with transfer pen, or poke and connect dots
-Eyes: Demonstration, order of pieces, tricks to make them “pop”
-Nose: Order of pieces, demo
-Color blending, working dark to light, bottom layer to top
-Fur textures: short, shiny, long (Other animal covering textures as needed)
-Sharp lines, cleaning up edges, outlines for drama
What a precious family captured in pictures, and in felt.
“I had to say goodbye to my barn owl family, made on commission for a friend. These two “lovebirds” and family were in her brother’s barn and he captured this precious picture by leaving a video camera on. I think his pic should win an award! I hope I did them justice. I’m happy to say my friend loved them, and as usual, my hubby said, “I want that” so guess what I’m doing again! Hopefully it won’t take me as long the second time.”
– Linda Brodersen, Michigan
We love this gorgeous underwater scene! “Dance of The Eagle Rays” is a wool painting, shared on our facebook group and featured in an online exhibit.
Artist: Susanne Weber, Austria
online as: susifilzt