A huge congratulations to Erin Whalen for being featured in the Winter Issue of Art Doll Quarterly!
“I’ve been published in the Winter Edition of Art Doll Quarterly Stampington & Company. My gnomes received a 3-page spread and they even featured my name on the cover. In the second page of the article, I gave a big Shout Out to Marie Spaulding, Silke Sordyl, and Peter McMasters. Thank you for being such great mentors and patient teachers!”
– Erin Whalen, Wisconsin
Felting Art Dolls: A 3-Day Workshop with Marie Spaulding
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: March 22nd-24th THUR, FRI, SAT
Time: 9am- 4pm Thurs, Friday & Saturday
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
Includes wool, Armature, Foam, use of Needles and shop tools
Students may purchase additional fibers, and supplies from the shop if desired.
Students will work with Living Felt brand fibers including our CW-1 Core Wool and MC-1 Felting Batts, fine Merino Tops and luster/embellishment fibers.
Felting Fantastical and Artful Dolls:
Marie Spaulding has been needle felting dolls since she first learned to felt in early 2000.
Learn her techniques for making exhibit quality dolls and fantasy characters including pointy noses, ears, lively eyes and detailed hands.
Explore wet felting and nuno felting for interesting costumes.
*Students will be free to put their emphasis where desired. If you want to make three heads instead of a full doll, we can support that.
If you prefer to spend time on costuming over articulated fingers, you will be supported and coached towards seeing your goals met.
If you want to make a Santa, you can do that! This will be a great opportunity to follow your inspiration.
If you prefer to attempt a more abstract doll using found objects, that will be supported also. (bring the found objects with you)
This workshop is specifically designed as an in-depth experience to help you felt detailed dolls in just a few days.
Students will be encouraged to work at least one night after the class (felting home work 🙂 to get the most out of the experience.
More Info or Register Here
What a perfect replica in wool…they all look so happy 🙂
“I made a mini mayor of our city Lansing, MI as a surprise Christmas gift, he loved it. His daughter put it on their fireplace mantel and said that it was the elf on the shelf.”
– Amy Hannan, Michigan
What a lovely felted sculpture! She is 100% Fiber = no armature.
“I am sending you photos of my doll, she is approx 10” tall, I really struggled with her and the challenge for me was, I have made several dolls since discovering Needle Felt, to me they look like dolls & I wanted to try and make a doll that looks lifelike / real, in her Natural beauty. She is perfectly imperfect, I’m happy with her, it was such a learning curb, to sculpt & shape a nude figure, not hiding flaws, I have to work on improving hands & feet, but on the whole, I feel I’ve turned a corner and will continue to grow in 2017.
I used no core wool& no armature, only Living Felt MC-1 batting Fleshtone & Mohair locks for her hair. I’ve just ordered lots of wool, linen, cotton for my dolls, it’s the very best & core wool. Happy days ahead. Thank you.”
– Una Sass, UK
This very handsome fellow is “Gimmel,” a smartly dressed little gnome by the talented Erin Whalen.
“His core is made from LF Corriedale and also wool from one of my own sheep, Babby. His beard and hair are made from Wensleydale locks. His clothing, including his tiny Concertina hat, are wet felted from Merino. He’s about 8 inches tall.”
– Erin Whalen, Wisconsin
Kaity Blaesing made this doll as a group project.
“The idea was to represent something about myself. I call it Cosmic Consciousness or My Mind on Alan Watts. I used your Merino-Cross for the clothes and your NZ Corriedale cherub color for the flesh. The cherub is one of my favorites. It gives a nice clean look.“