Jan shared a few of her “first attempts” at wet felting, this one made us feel like we had sand between our toes! Check out the detail — down to the shading on the palm trees.
“I’ve fallen in love with felting. … Needle felted, then wet felted, then some additional needle felting finer details”
– Jan White, Kansas
Wow! What a gorgeous scene Judy has created! This is stunning! A merino prefelt background, picture felted with Merino Tops and other fibers.
“Wooohooo it’s done! This is my first, original, felt painting! This is “Lick Creek.” 12″x12″. Not too shabby for first time stabbing, lol! Thank you Living Felt for the wonderful material to work with. I’m hooked!”
– Judy Stodola, Tennessee
You would never know that Rachel just picked up needle felting last fall! Check out the realism in this image!
“My first car was a ’74 Gold Super Beatle and I’ve missed it everyday since I sold it. I thought I’d pay a little homage to this fabulous car by doing a wool painting of a ’69 bug. Used lots of different LF MC-1. And had a lot of fun taking a trip down memory lane while working on this cutie.”
– Rachel Nabet, Massachusetts
instagram, etsy: redroosterfelt
Angela Melanson is the artist at Lala & Gleen Productions; we love the whimsy and humor she brings to her felted pictures and other art works. Angela says ” I am lucky to spend my creative life in Nova Scotia, Canada living amongst the Acadian Forest and its’ woodland creatures. It is from this vantage point where I find great inspiration – the native rabbits and birds as well as imagined creatures keep my mind full of ideas with a longing to understand the relationship between humans, animals and the environment.”
Angela is a formally trained textile artist and self-taught painter — her works included felted art, textile art and paintings. “Each piece I create is made with the environment in mind by using recycled materials, locally grown wool, or water based paints & inks. All art created by me is made using healthy art practices.”
Rituals of the Every Day
You can see more from Angela, follow her and even request a commission:
on facebook: www.facebook.com/lalaandgleen
her blog: http://lalaandgleen.blogspot.com
Nalii Padilla-DeLap has some wonderful felted art that is worth seeing…we loved her Winter’s Midnight felted wall hanging.
The piece measures 12 1/2″x 17″. It is mounted with ribbon for light and easy display.
“Living and working as an artist and mother of two, I strive to bring beauty and balance into the world through my art and my life.”
See more on her etsy: NaliiOnEtsy
FELTED TREES WEEK!
This lovely felt painting is by “Deebs” of Redmond, WA and is entitled “Lone Tree Again”
This is an original needlefelt ‘wool painting’ with a design size of 11″ x 14″. It is entirely done by hand with various wools on felt with art yarn.
“So, since I’m an only child, I have been artsy my whole life (gotta have something to entertain yourself with). I have worked with just about every medium there is including stained glass work. And I still love cross stitching and needlepoint. But wool and silk fibers have entered my life and taken over….my love of needlefelting grows each year.”
You can see this and similar felted paintings in her etsy shop: Deebs on etsy
Anne Zimmerman Wins a $25 Gift Certificate for LivingFelt.com!
This lovely and serene felted painting of a mermaid was created by Anne Zimmerman of New York.
She used Living Felt MC-1 Batts in:
Indigo, Lemon Peel, Egyptian Blue, Latte and MC-2 Fairy Tale Pumpkin.
“I love to do needle felting as a painting medium. It is so relaxing…very portable 🙂 , and so tactile.
I try to achieve a “watercolor” effect with the fibers…by blending and..swirling the colorful fibers onto a piece of felt. I can achieve surprising shading by layering dark over light or light over dark. Living Felt has an incredible array of colored wool to choose from, and I am so pleased with the interest you take with your customers….your community of felters. It is so nice to be a part of a larger community.”
This is a needle felted painting that I did recently after “experiencing” my 50th birthday. It was therapeutic for me to work in this particular medium and immerse myself in the beautiful colors of the wool. After completing the painting …it felt “cathartic” for me. And turning 50 didn’t feel so monumental or scary anymore. I always purchase my wool from Living Felt…the quality can’t be beat. I used lemon peel, cadet [Egyptian blue], and indigo MC-1 batts to name a few.
Anne Zimmerman Ossining, New York