Needle Felting Workshop: Felting Felines
Learn how to needle felt 3D Animals – Domestic, Wild and Big Cats!
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: APR 12TH-14TH, 2018
Time: THUR, FRI, SAT 9am – 4pm
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
Includes all supplies for this class plus use of shop needles, foam and tools.
Students may purchase additional fibers, and supplies from the shop if desired.
Needle Felting Realistic Cats, Lions, Tigers, etc! Needle felt a domestic cat, wild cat or other big cat.
Award winning artist Megan Nedds joins us from Ohio to share her techniques for needle felting incredibly realistic needle felted animals.
Megan has made hundreds of realistic needle felted animals and will share all she can fit into these 3-days to help you sculpt an amazing work of art.
During this 3-day class, we will be exploring feline characteristics while everyone makes their choice of cat.
Cats can be challenging to sculpt because they are uniquely shaped, but this class will help you achieve that signature feline contour.
We will also focus on cat faces and fine tune details such as coat and paws.
Megan says, “I love working with Living Felt’s MC-1 fast felting batts because they are the perfect consistency for felting. They are so soft and the colors are perfect. When I use them, I know my sculptures will turn out great!”
What a beautiful sculpture, Erin is onto a truly original idea! This is the 2nd such work we have seen of hers, just lovely!
“The great bear Ursa Major with the Big Dipper .. love the bright white for projects like this.”
– Erin Carlson, Ohio
fb, etsy: Fiber Art by Erin
Fan Art in Felt…You just gotta love it! Sasha really did this character justice!
“Galahad is an enchanted suit of armor and main character of the “Galahad & The Far Off Horizon” comic anthology, created by Hansel Moreno & Julian Adkins. This sculpture is made of wire, wool (mostly Living Felt’s MC-1 Batt in Carnival!), and polymer clay (with a pinch o’ magic, shh)! Capturing the proportions of this character was a fun challenge; I learned a lot from this project!”
– Sasha Blaschka, Texas
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
Megan Nedds shared her most recent and quite spectacular sculpture in our facebook group. It is so fun for us to have seen the inspiration images, help select colors and now see the finished work!
“Cece the White-Fronted Capuchin is finally finished! She is life-sized, with a head and body length of 13 inches, and a height of 13 inches from her hands to the top of her head. She has hand painted glass eyes, and polymer clay fingernails. She took approximately 100 hours to complete. I used many Living Felt merino top colors, Sand Dollar, Mushroom, Mocha, Oak, Milk Chocolate and Bitter Chocolate.”
– Megan Nedds
fb and etsy: The Woolen Wagon
This sculpture has exceptional detail AND personality! The use of clay on the guitar was spot on, and read how she made the glasses!
“Here is my first sculpture of a person..Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead!
It was inspired by my brother, who is a huge Greatful Dead fan, and he urged me to create this for his fan club. I used 12G Armature Wire, CW-1 Core Wool, MC-1 batts in the colors ‘Fleshtone’ [ Now Sand], ‘Linen‘, ‘Bonsai‘, ‘Black Onyx‘, and ‘Willow‘, Lincoln Natural Locks in Lamb Gray, 4mm brown glass eyes, 20G Gun Metal Gray craft wire for glasses, and Premo clay in brown, black, ecru and silver for the guitar. I also used some brown ribbon for the guitar strap.
I taught myself a great way to make eye glasses. I used a dowel to wrap the wire around and then just bent the sides to form the arms. They turned out just right and I only used a small, single piece of craft wire. This was sooooooo much fun to make!!!
My plan is to make Frankenstein next, and I just ordered more supplies for him!
Thanks for your fantastic store and products!”
Nori Bucci, New York
More of Nori’s work at noribuci.com
Last week our theme was “blue and orange”, and our friends STUFFED our fb group wall with photo after photo….Tipsy is not only a fabulous little sculpture, but a cute story too!
“Here is my favorite BLUE piece that I’ve made so far! This was a gift for my cousin who lives in Ireland; it’s a model of her Volkswagen bus named Tipsy. I wanted to surprise her with it when I went to visit her for two weeks. It flew with me from Atlanta, to Boston, to Dublin, and then continued with me on the 3-hour bus ride all the way to Co. Donegal. I got to travel all over Ireland in the real Tipsy and it’s a trip I’ll never forget!”
-Shannon Olcott, Georgia