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

Beautiful Felted Bird Portrait

Felted Bird Portrait by Rachel Carter featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“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

Spectacular Felted Tiger Portrait

Felted Tiger by Adrienne Assinewai-McGee featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a spectacular work of art!

“Forest Guardian” 8 inch hoop, all Living Felt wool and whiskers kindly donated by our cat Stryder. This was inspired by someone else’s tiger creation posted on here [Living Felt Friends Group] awhile ago (sorry forgetting names! ??). I loved it so much and wanted to take a crack at it myself later so here’s the end result!”

– Adrienne Assinewai-McGee, Ontario Canada
RavenStar Studio

Adorable Felt Dog Portrait

Felted Dog Portrait by Sonja Weeks Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

It is NO WONDER that Sonja is getting a waiting list for commissions! This little angel just stole our hearts!

Finn the Dog featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“Meet Finn. He is a chi-chinese crested mix. Left at the shelter because his owners thought he was ugly. I think he is awesome.” ~Sonja shared he is no longer at the shelter … now with a friend 🙂
– Sonja Weeks Oswalt, Tennessee

Stunning Felt Dog Portrait

Felted Dog Pet Portrait by Doris Waschinski featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This portrait is nothing short of stunning! Visit our fb friends group for pictures of her work in process.

“My portrait of my Zima is finished. It feels so good to have this almost living memorial. I can pet her 🙂 Thank you Living Felt for the inspiring tutorials. I would never have attempted this without your help.”

– Doris Waschinski, Canada

Felt Portrait Family Heirloom

Felted Family Grandparents Portrait by Sonja Weeks Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This is sure to become a cherished family heirloom.

“Grandma and grandpa. These are my husband’s grandparents, both of whom have left us. We are having a memorial service for his grandmother this weekend, on their anniversary, so I felted this portrait for my in-laws.”

– Sonja Weeks Oswalt, Tennessee
etsy: Conspiracy of Love

Stunning Felted Pig Portrait

Felted Pig Portrait by Beth Walker featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Beth’s Animal Portraits in Felted Wool are So Stunning! You can definitely see some MC-1 Batting in this pic, background is wool felt.

“I think I’m calling this one finished. This is a rescued pig who passed away, and was the face of the sanctuary.. I did this for the owner and I hope I did her justice.”

– Beth Walker, Alabama
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