Gorgeous Needle Felted Heron

Needle Felted Heron by Sandra Atkins featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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.

Needle Felted Heron by Sandra Atkins featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Despite losing power and emergency evacuations, this brilliant work of art was birthed and now hangs at our office in Austin, TX.

Needle Felted Heron by Sandra Atkins featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Needle Felted Heron by Sandra Atkins featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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

Wet Needle Felted Wall Hanging Painting The Watcher Face

Stunning Wool Paintings By Kathryn Parenti

Wet Needle Felted Wall Hanging Painting Visitors Birds

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.”

Wet Needle Felted Wall Hanging Painting The Watcher Face

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.

Felted wool painting by Kathryn Parenti "Icon"

“Icon”

Wet Needle Felted Painting Purse Face with Hand

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.”

Wet Needle Felted Painting Purse Body

Wet Needle Felted Painting Purse Body with hand

Wet Needle Felted Painting Purse Face with Hand

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!