Cute Halloween Kittens with Pumpkins

Felted Halloween Kittens by Linda Maurer-Wonser featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What shenanigans are these two up to??!

“I just finished my latest 2 Halloween kitties. The black & white one is a commission of a real kitty named Eddie. Both are solid Living Felt wool mounted on a slice of cedar cut on our property. Eddie has real whiskers.”

-Linda Maurer-Wonser, Michigan

FREE Felt-A-Long for Wet Felted Pumpkin

FREE FELT-A-LONG FOR Wet Felted Pumpkin featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Wet Felting a Simple Fairy Tale Pumpkin
BFF Free Felt-a-Long
Watch on Facebook
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This class is designed for beginners who have already wet felted a flat piece of felt, we will be wet felting with Merino Top over a Resist.

You can also see the video for our previous felt-a-long: Intro to Wet Felting in our fb group

See some inspiring creations from some of our felt-along participants. (It’s not too late to make a pumpkin of your own!)

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Anne Franklin featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Anne Franklin

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Becky Ollinger featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Becky Ollinger

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Maria Cohen featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Maria Cohen

Lovely Felted Fall Pumpkins

Felted Fall Pumpkins by Becky Lynn featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

Aren’t these lovely?! How about the bright white one?! Wow!

“These little ones are off to find a new home. Decided to take the plunge and try selling some of my creations in a local museum gift shop. All of the felting is done with Living Felt wool!”

– Becky Lynn, Pennsylvania

Free Wet Felting Fairytale Pumpkin Tutorial

Free Wet Felting Fairytale Pumpkin Tutorial featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This fun tutorial was made available late morning just last Saturday, and the pumpkins have been rolling in ever since!

Tag us #livingfelt and #mariespaulding on facebook and instagram so we can see, celebrate and share yours!

You can download the free digital version of the tutorial, or purchase the printed version that’s a full color print in high resolution on nice paper:

Get the Free Wet Felting Fairytale Pumpkins Tutorial here.

Buy the Print Version of the Wet Felting Fairytale Pumpkins Tutorial here.

Here are a few Fairytale Pumpkins to inspire you!

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Abbie Oscarson featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Abbie Oscarson

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Christine Kancler featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Christine Kancler

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Erin Butler featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Erin Butler

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Judy Stodola featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Judy Stodola

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Laura Burke featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Laura Burke

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Joyce Hazlerig featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Joyce Hazlerig

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Lee Charlton featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Lee Charlton

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Sharon DiNear featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Sharon DiNear

Wet Felted Fairytale Pumpkin by Ute Vasina featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Created by Ute Vasina

Fun Needle Felted Fall Projects

Felted Pumpkin by Kimberly Czar featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a perfect Jack-O-Lantern!!

“I have fallen behind on my Fall felting this year, but I finally finished my first Jack-O’Lantern. He’s made from Living Felt’s Merino wool [MC-1]. Pumpkin Spice, Manderine and Black Onyx. The stem is a cutting from a twisty vine. I collect them just for this reason. I tried to step up my technique from last year by doing this in layers to get a more 3 dimensional effect, instead of just applying the face on top of the finished pumpkin.”

– Kimberly Czar, Massachusetts
on etsy: CzarDesign

Needle Felted Pumpkins and Scarecrow by Barb Hoffman featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We love this little scarecrow and his harvest, and we LOVE hearing of friends felting together!! 🙂

“A few months ago, a dear friend introduced me to needle felting and I’ve been felting ever since. I enjoy getting together on a regular basis with my felting friends so we can help each other with our felting techniques, talk about our Living Felt supplies, and even have a “show and tell” where we share our latest felting creations. Since each of my needle felted sculptures is crafted with love, I include a felted heart on the bottom of each one so the person who receives it knows that it comes with heartFELT appreciation.”

Barb Hoffman, North Carolina

Living Felt's new Felting & Fiber Arts Community on Facebook

JOIN US @ LIVING FELT FRIENDS!

Living Felt Friends Facebook group projects featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This is a group for our felting and fiber art friends to post their work and share and support each other freely.

felted pumpkin house by Mudhollow aka Muddyfeet featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog
We were delighted to find these wee felted pumpkin houses for wee little folk on MudHollow.

They are wet felted with hand crafted accents, and filled with pure sweetness!

felted pumpkin house by Mudhollow aka Muddyfeet featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

You can find a felted pumpkin house like this and many other delightful wonders
on their etsy shop:  MuddyFeet

 

 

 

 

 

Needle Felted Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Needle Felted Pumpkin Bowl – Tutorial

Needle Felting a Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial

Supplies Used:

Needle Felting Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Follow the normal  steps for wet felting a hat or a vessel without the “extension” (shown on the left) Cover the hat form completely with wool, we used 2oz and recommend an extra layer on the bottom so your finished bowl is sturdy and well supported on the bottom.

The basic steps to achieve the above picture:

  1. Cover the base in wool with fibers running up and down the form. Use the 4-Needle Metal too or other multi-needle felting tool to felt the wool flat. Do not plunge your needles too deeply (see our needle felting a purse video if needed)
  2. Cover with a 2nd layer of wool running the fibers around the circumference. Add extra wool to the bottom (3-4 layer). Needle felt this layer flat.
  3. Gently peel the wool off the form and look for any bare spots. (this will stretch out your project).
  4. Turn in inside out and put it back on the form. Fill in any bare spots with more wool, and needle felt from this side. You may have to guide the wool as you go because it is now stretched out some. Make sure not to create any “folds” or creases.
  5. Use the small round extension to needle felt a small, flat circle the same thickness as on the hat form. Peel it off and tidy up the outside by folding the loose fibers towards the center of the circle and needle felting them in place.
  6. Keep the wool on the hat form. Place the small felted circle on top of the felted hat form.
    Set the “extension” foam off to the side, it is no longer needed. (The small felted circle will give the top of our pumpkin integrity while also making it easy to remove
    when we are finished because it will be less adhered to the foam than if we covered it 100% to start.)

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Divide 4oz of wool into equal parts. The length should reach from the top of your bowl to the base, roughly at the center of each.

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Roll one piece firmly.

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Place on end of the roll on the top of your pumpkin and one end on the base, Needle felt each end of the roll firmly in place.

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Your project will look kind of funny and even messy to start. Keep adding the felted pumpkin “meat’ 🙂 and filling in the
circumference completely. The pieces to do not need to be perfect … unless you like it that way!

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Use the Clover Pen Tool with 38 Spiral needles to needle felt the edges of the rolled wool where they meet the hat form;
attaching the length of the roll on both sides. Also begin needle felting and firming the roll – but you can come back and felt more after all of the  areas are filled in.

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This is what our project looks like … “almost” all of the pieces are in place. We filled in all the gaps. Then go back and continue
needle felting the exterior of your pumpkin until it is nice and firm. We used our Clover Pen Tool with two  42 Triangle Felting Needles to
then smooth out all of the needle marks.

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Too soft…keep needle felting

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firm! good :O)

This step takes some time, but it is well worth it. If the outside of your pumpkin is firmly needle felted, it will hold up nicely and you can use it year after year for decoration 🙂

Needle Felting a Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial on www.livingfelt.com/blog
Add any contrasting or complementary colors as desired during this final firming up of the outer layer.  It seemed like we could
needle felt this exterior forever — I began to think of it as a “meditative pumpkin” that I could return to and needle felt any time I want a soothing activity 🙂

Needle Felting a Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Make a paper template the size of your desired hole. **We encourage this is smaller than the diameter of the hat form.
Cutting it too wide may cause it not to hold its shape as well as you want because it will stretch a bit once you remove it from the form. NOTE – it is not likely that the piece you cut out will fit perfectly back in like a “lid”, so it may just be a decoration on the side.

Use an awl or other tool to mark around the perimeter of the template.

Needle Felting a Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Make a small snip with pointy scissors, we are trying to cut through the wool and not cut the foam.

Needle Felting a Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Before cutting out your top, use your fingers to find the foam, so you know how deeply to cut.

 
Needle Felting a Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Carefully trim out the top of your pumpkin.
Needle Felting a Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Use your hand to separate the wool from the foam firm before removing it.
Needle Felting a Pumpkin Bowl Tutorial on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Voila! Our felted Pumpkin Bowl is Born!! Add a Stem using the same steps as shown in our tutorial for needle felting a fairy tale pumpkin.

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Wrap a chenille stem (pipe cleaner) with wool in your desired color. Cover one end completely and leave the other end exposed.
Needle Felt it into shape. If you needle felt  it have 4 or 5 sided (with flat sides) , you can create a realistic look.  Attach it to your pumpkin top and give it a little “twist” so it looks more natural.
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