“This is the second giraffe I’ve felted. I love how odd and alien each of their features seem as I’m working, but when I stand back, it all comes together.
I used almost entirely your fast-felting batts and a yellow [42 Triangle] and green needle[40- Triangle] from your shop. I love how easily the fast felting batts work to bring things together—I’m trying to use up all my other wool so I can just use the fast felting batts from here on out!”
– Lauren Beach, Florida
What a beautiful outcome for a loving cause!
“I wanted to send this along to you as I so enjoy getting your emails. I felted this elephant to be the centerpiece for our school fundraiser last night. I started work on this elephant as I needed and wanted to focus on what is happening to the worlds elephants due to the ivory trade.
I was hopeful that in this meditative work I could come up with a way to help their cause. So far, the issue still seems bigger than me but I will continue to give as I can and will conjure up their beautiful spirits in anyway that will build more awareness. In the meantime I hope that you enjoy this creation of mine.
Thank you for keeping me inspired through your emails. I am always so delighted to see what other creative fingers are doing!”
With much care,
Aimee Price, California
Dani Ives is a talented artist who gives time to her craft every day, and what she creates with our MC-1 Batts is beyond stunning! She sells custom pet portraits, her original art and prints on Etsy, plus she teaches classes and inspires thousands daily through her Instagram posts.
“I use Living Felt’s wool batts almost exclusively in my wool paintings. The batts felt so easily, and the high quality allows me to blend colors and control the fibers to create small details that make a huge impact in my fiber art.”
“This was made with your New Zealand Corriedale Wool- African Safari and a package of 38 spiral needles. Since I am a beginner it was heartening to find that your advertising lead me to the perfect products to make this little turtle. The upper and lower shells, legs, head and tail were all made separately and needle felted together. The package has a lovely combination of great colors. I couldn’t be happier.”
– Alma Petry, Illinois
Barbara used CW-1 Core Wool and MC-1 Willow for this awesome, life-sized Lemur commission!
“I was surprised that large was substantially harder than small — the armature was so elongated that it bounced around a lot!”
Barbara Attwell, Texas
“Dear Living Felt, wanted to show you some more of my ‘critters,’ and thank you for the beautiful felt, and your wonderful inspiration, and encouragement!”
– Lynda Shure, Massachusetts
“This little bunny purse was surface needle felted freehand. All of my felting supplies are from Living Felt. I love everything about your company.”
– Janet Ludin, Washington State
“I needle felted this turtle for my niece as a Christmas gift. I love felting with my Living Felt supplies! I used colors from my order of Scenic Vista and some other colors I had ordered from you, thank you for always encouraging creativity and happiness to your customers!!”
– Tiffany Gulledge, Arkansas
“This is my latest entry in an art competition at a gallery where I live. I was struggling to get the exact color for the body of the fawn, and a friend sent me a color they thought would be perfect. Well, as it turns out, it was of course from Living Felt. It was a color called camel, from your NZ Corriedale collection.
Entirely needle felted, the Corriedale camel was exactly the color I was looking for to re-create a Pennsylvania white-tailed fawn. I used your MC-2 bright white was the under color of the body, and Shire was used for the ferns. Oh the moss, it is silk boucle embroidery floss over a needle felted circle of Olive cross felt batts. I had to purchase more of the camel for yet a second fawn I must make at the request of a friend. Hope you’re fond of my fawn.”
Jackie Felix, Pennsylvania
Julie Christensen King is an avid needle felter, and gave herself a challenge to needle felt a realistic life-sized hare.
She did a brilliant job! Needle Felted with Living Felt MC-1 felting batts in our earth tones. (Cinnamon brown, Dark Brown, Espresso Bean, etc.)
Judy Titche lives in Indiana and is a trained artist with a degree in painting and drawing. Her creative exploration, however, has moved her more toward 3D works which she really enjoys. Her felted animals and the rich colors and textures in her scenes are utterly brilliant.
“I have done a great deal of work in 3D mosaics. My current show at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is a combination of mosaics and fiber held together by the theme of animals.”
“I have always had a fascination with vintage fabric and needlework. I saw a photo of needle felted embellishment and I plunged in head first. I love to learn new art forms and I also like the challenge of pushing them to their/my limits. I like the little ”surprises” of wet felting and the variety of color in wool rovings. Needle felting is both a challenging and unique sculpting medium. I find the final form is also unique in its texture and detail.”
Judy considers “nature” to be her greatest inspiration. “Every day I am amazed at the beauty of nature. I think I captured some of that beauty in my baby duck piece, the Snowy Owl and the Cardinals in a Magnolia Tree.”
Judy shared that her greatest artistic challenges to date were around the felted snowy owl hanging in her current solo show.
“I think the Snowy Owl was the most challenging due to the armature I had to build to provide support for the life sized wings and body. Also the installation piece around the owl was quite challenging. My vision was to create an ethereal setting for the owl to be flying through. I was quite pleased with the final result.”
Next on her bucket list of “things to felt” is an installation representing several different jellyfish.
Judy offers encouraging words to those just getting started:
“Keep your eyes open and look, look, look. Train yourself to see detail and the numerous hidden treasures all around you. There are innumerable textures and color combinations that are awe inspiring. Use what you see as inspiration for your work.”
Judy shared her use of Living Felt Fibers and tools: “I use Living Felt core wool for most of my 3D work. I like the foam pads for needle felting and Merino wool for its softness and color variety.”
Besides her current exhibit, you can see more of Judy’s eclectic style in her etsy shop: ReZoom