Fantasy Dragons and Realistic Deer: Upcoming Felting Workshops

We are very excited to bring you two new felting workshops in 2018.

Enrollment is now open…with 3 ways to pay: Pay in full, 50% Deposit and our new Lay-a-Way Program!

Reserve your spot today!

Needle Felted Fantasy Dragon Workshop with Joyce Hazlerig featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Needle Felting Workshop: Felting Fantasy Dragons with Joyce Hazlerig

Sep 13-14 Thur/Fri

Learn how to needle felt a fantasy dragon with Joyce Hazlerig

All supplies included!!

Come spend 2-days learning from the very creative Joyce Hazlerig of Gypsyharte Arts!

Your dragon can be any color or colors you like! In her recent workshop here in Texas, we saw beautiful blue and purple and lime green dragons too!!

*layaway breaks the cost into 5 easy payments.

More info / REGISTER

Needle Felted Realistic Deer Workshop with Kiyoshi Mino featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Needle Felting Workshop: Felting a Realistic Red Deer with Kiyoshi Mino

Oct 18, 19, 20 Thur/Fri/Sat

All supplies included!!

Learn how to needle felt this realistic Red Deer with his gorgeous fur and stately antlers.

Come spend 3-days learning from the very talented Kiyoshi Mino and learn how to blend and apply fur, and how to create a great armature for your realistic needle felted deer.

Kiyoshi is fast becoming internationally renowned for his realistic felted sculptures! Take advantage of this chance to learn from him directly.

*layaway breaks the cost into 5 easy payments.

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Felted Art Dolls Workshop

Felted Art Dolls Workshop featured on www.LivingFelt.com/blog

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

Magical Millinery: Felting Fantasy Hats Workshop

Magical Millinery Workshop featured at LivingFelt.com/blog

Magical Millinery – Felting Fantasy Hats
3-days with Kate Koprowski of HandiCraftKate

Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790

Date: Feb 15-17, 2018
Time: 9am- 4pm Thursday- Saturday
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737

Workshop Description:
This February spend three days on-location in beautiful Austin Texas delving into a felting workshop that will introduce you to the art of millenary.

The focus of this workshop will be the construction of three different types of fantasy hats through the use of resist felting.

Each of the three hats that students construct will require a specifically shaped resist to create a seamless and hollow 2-D hat “blank”. In order to transform the 2-D hat blank into a 3-D wearable fantasy hat sculpture the students will learn several different blocking techniques and approaches. This workshop will give students the basic felting techniques at the core of every 3-D project by covering: resist making, measuring, shaping, thinking in 2-D forms to create 3-D shapes, shaping and finishing. This is an intermediate level class-for those with some feltmaking experience. If you are a beginning feltmaker you may find this class challenging but not overwhelmingly so.”

Possible Project One “Pixie Hood”
Possible Project Two “Fantasy Fedora”
Possible Project Three “Witch Hat”

More info or Register Here

Needle Felted Hedgehog Fairy

Needle Felted Hedgehog Fairy Fantasy Character by Erin Whalen featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“This is Saffron. He’s a hedgehog fairy and stands about 5 inches tall. I think the locks – gifted to me by Silke Sordyl added the perfect touch!

Saffron is my first fantasy type character. And, I’ve discovered a new favorite needle – LF purple spiral #40. I used it quite extensively throughout this project.”

– Erin Whalen, Wisconsin

Gnomes, Gnomes, Everywhere!!!

Carol Snoeyenbos’ inspiration is her 82 year old auntie Phyllis!

“She called me over to her home last year all excited. She had found a new project for us to try!

She had a magazine clipping of a mushroom and told me we were going to create it!”

“So off we went to the internet to look for supplies (and found you) — we are both self-taught and enjoy just laughing and spending time together on craft projects… But now I’m hooked on wool felting!’

Carol loves anything Scandinavian! So she enjoys her little gnomes.

“I have had so many request for them that I sell them at a local Scandinavian store here in Minnesota.”

“With every gnome I create… I have learned they are hard to give up… Each little gnome goes a little faster, and each one gets a little better… They just make me smile.”

Her largest gnomes are about 12 inches all the way down to 5 inches. She used core wool for the shapes and then placed beautiful colors of felting wool from “your awesome business!!” She also used our Sun Dyed Premium Mohair Locks for beards and hair.