This irresistible Alpaca was needle felted by Sandi Atkins in South Carolina. She sent it to us as a surprise gift from the Alpaca fibers she won during one of our recent Wooly Wednesday broadcasts, and MC-1 plus CW-1 Core Wool. We love him!
Sandi Atkins, South Carolina
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. :)”
Suzanne Cabrera Towry, North Carolina
We love the vibrant colors and all of the wonderful detail in this piece…right down to the shading of the birdhouse pole.
“Hello! I made this felt picture called “Kandi’s Garden” during the March snowstorm we received here in Pa. Even though we are surrounded by 18 inches of snow, this picture reminds me that spring is right around the corner! Your wonderful Merino [MC-1 Merino Cross] wool was used to make it.
– Carolyn Hartman, Pennsylvania
This little picture entitled “Happy Camper” was created as a gift for a friend. Felting a small picture with simple detail and design can be quite fun!
All the fibers were laid out on the base layer, and then the picture was wet felted.
Base layer = Living Felt PF-X Prefelt batt cut to size, MC-1 Batts, Dyed Tussah Silk, Merino Top, Dyed Sheep’s Locks.
Details and texture were added with needle felting and top stitching on the sewing machine. Lower the feed dogs and raise the presser foot so you can stitch freely. Add embroidery also!
What a lovely felted scene, lots of texture, an organic feel and top stitching for added detail!
“My Indiana Prairie wet felt and needle felt wall hanging. I used dried Ironweed stems for hanging. It is my third attempt and what would I do without Living Felt tutorials?”
– Carolyn Powers, Indiana
Nothing short of stunning is this brilliant felted picture by Sonja Weeks Oswalt. She continues to amaze us with her willingness to try new things, and to felt anything her heart desires and her mind can imagine.
“I just finished this waterfall – Lower Grotto Falls in the Great Smoky Mtn national park. … I’ll be matting and forming it to enter into a competition for display in our airport, along with entering my owl sculpture. I don’t expect to win anything, but I’m happier with this painting than any other I’ve done so far. I used a variety of greens from the green merino cross pack, black merino cross, green corriedale, white merino top, bits of tussah silk in green and yellow, and a scattering of wool nepps.
Thanks for all you do!”
– Sonja Weeks Oswalt, Tennessee
By now you have surely seen Tracey’s incredible felt paintings. We always love sharing her new works with you!
Merino top in White, Bitter Chocolate, Black, Kiwi. Tussah silk also in the waterfall. Cross-batt wools in Buttercup, Willow, Black, Dark Chocolate, Bamboo, True Olive, Lemongrass, and Bonsai for the trees and rocks. Corriedale in Natural Light, Medium and Dark also in the rocks… and I’m sure others that I can’t remember!
“Living Felt has a wonderful selection of colors and types of wool for all the different textures I use in my felt paintings, which I wet felt, then needle felt in more details after it’s dry. I use their Merino Cross-batt wools in so many ways – for clouds, trees, leaves, mountains and stones. Their Merino Top and NZ Corriedale is great for skies, water, trees, smooth green fields, and details everywhere, and Tussah Silk makes the best waterfalls – especially when wet felted! All of their different wools also card well to blend colors for shading. Living Felt has everything we felters need, and are so positive and encouraging to us all.
Thanks so much for everything you do, you folks are the best!!”
– Tracey McCracken Palmer