“I love experimenting with new techniques and generally becoming braver with my ideas. This piece is my newest that I made yesterday; I made prefelt out of black merino and alpaca with rainbow silk, cut out the shape of the bird and assembled everything on black prefelt. The background has merino, yak, and baby camel/silk blends. I already have ideas for my next experiment with this style!”
– Rachel Carter, Orgeon
Rock and Flower Felt
Tessa Bold is back in action, check out this wonderful Cardinal!
“Made a life-size cardinal. The cats were not impressed. All Living Felt wool over wire. Glass bead eyes.”
– Tessa Bold, Texas
We SO fell in love with the gorgeous heron Sandra Atkins needle felted from our fibers, and this one was made just for us. It is a bit of a “relief” with the heron having dimension off the background.
Despite losing power and emergency evacuations, this brilliant work of art was birthed and now hangs at our office in Austin, TX.
The background is needle felted Living Felt MC-1 batting in Storm Gray various colors of Merino Top, and Merino Silk Blends make up the bird, and lovely dyed locks add texture.
Artist: Sandra Atkins, South Carolina
Look at these breathtaking wool paintings by high school art teacher Kathryn Parenti! This piece is named “Visitors” and was needle felted onto a wet felted pre-felt, then sewn onto a piece of fiber.
“When I paint in fiber I find that the optical blends created are much like the glazes and layers I work with in my oil paintings.”
This piece is called “The Watcher.” It was her first needle felted painting.
Kathryn says it was instantaneous love four years ago when she got her first supplies! This piece was inspired by the “hypnotic faces of the Byzantine Icons” about whom she teaches in her art class.
This last piece is a purse that Kathryn needle felted with a woman losing her socks and patent leather shoes. It was inspired by her daughter, “a 25 year old artist who manages to be both a child and a woman all at once in the most charming way.”
She felted her pieces using New Zealand Corriedale Goody Bag and Living Felt 42 gauge needles. Thank you for sharing your amazing artwork with us, Kathryn!
We hope to see more soon!