Painting with Wool: Realistic Animal Portraits Workshop

Painting with Wool featured on www.LivingFelt.com/blog

Painting with Wool: Realistic Animal Portraits
2-day Needle Felting Workshop with Dani Ives

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.

Topics Covered:

-Composition

-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

More Info or Register Here

Precious Felted Barn Owl Family Picture

 Felted Barn Owl Family Picture by Linda Brodersen featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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

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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Beautiful Campfire Felt Picture

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

We love the perspective in this piece!

“Happy weekend everyone! My latest piece, “Conversations by the Campfire” 18″ x 24″. Inspired by John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt’s historic camping trip under the stars, where John would persuade the president to save and protect more land for our national parks. :)”

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Suzanne Cabrera Towry, North Carolina
web: LightOfTheMoonStudios.com

Vibrant Country Scene Felt Painting

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

What a vibrant and inviting country scene!

“Waiting to be framed! This is my second, original felt painting. 12″x12”. 95% LF Merino Top and the other 5% is wool I bought from Amazon. I will never use that stuff again. Base is felt. I couldn’t wait to show you so forgive all the messy edges.”

– Judy Stodola, Tennessee

Pretty Needle Felted Butterfly Picture

Needle Felted Butterfly Picture by Christine Kancler featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This was a great inspiration piece with HOT TIPS shared in our facebook group, THANK YOU, Christine!

“I finally finished this one! I lost my mojo for a couple of weeks, but this piece sat, half done, and waited it out, and now my mojo is back! It’s all Living Felt wool, and the flowers are cut up LF lavender silk hankies!

I did something a little different this time – I wanted to transfer the butterfly onto this piece after the background was done so I dry ironed the entire background, and then ironed on the transfer. It worked great!

The fuzzies were tamed, the needle marks virtually disappeared, and I was left with a nice, flat surface for the transfer! It would be worth trying on your next pet portrait if you want to put in a little background.”

– Christine Kancler, Wisconsin