Gorgeous Needle Felted Horses

Needle Felted Horses by Candace Osborn featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog
What gorgeous needle felted horses!

“This handsome gray is ready to join the herd. I love felting animals, especially horses. I use a wire armature, glass eyes, and polyclay hooves to add life to my wool. When I use batts that have a variegated color, like the grays that I used, it naturally gives a dapple pattern to the horse’s hide.

Thanks for all you provide,”
Candace Osborn
etsy: OsbornArtistry

Impressive Felted Moose Sculpture

Felted Moose Sculpture by Jill Spady featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What an impressive sculpture and great composition – he looks amazing!

“At nearly 17 inches tall this moose is a MOOSE! He is currently on exhibit at the Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center in Bigfork, Montana.

I LOVE the MC-1 Earth Tones studio series batt pack I used to felt his coat! My inspiration comes from outside my front door in the wild places all around me in the great state of Montana.”

– Jill Spady, Montana
Montana Bear Felting on Etsy
Montana Bear Felting on Facebook

Incredible Needle Felted Dog Portrait

Needle Felted Dog Portrait by Tina Marrin featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We are just blown away by this incredible work of art!

“Dear Living Felt,

Howdy, my submission is a needlefelted dog portrait of my neighbors dog Maximo. Maximo, the portrait, is 13″ x 7″ x 1/2″. Maximo, the dog, lives next door to us and the portrait was a surprise thank you gift to Maximo’s owner.

I have made several dog portraits, they are on my Instagram at “tinamarrin”, but for Maximo’s portrait I finally had some great bright white batts from Living Felt! The portraits take about 30 hours to make because I layer on the fibers a few hairs at a time. I love the subtle hair-by-hair changes when I lay in color, lights and darks. I layer and layer until the dog morphs into the real spirit of how he or she really looks.

I never charge for my portraits, they are a labor of love and always elicit a tender emotional response from their dog’s owner, that response is my payment.

Photo credit goes to my husband George Woods : )

Thank you so much!!”

Tina Marrin, California
instagram: tinamarrin

Gorgeous Tiger Needle Felted Painting

Felt Tiger Painting by Pauline Crouse featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This gorgeous needle felt “painting” was created by Pauline Crouse as part of her contribution to a fundraiser in Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Columbus, Mississippi. It is approximately 8″ x 10″ and needle felted onto commercial felt. She used Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts, and New Zealand Corriedale for this lovely work of art.

Artist: Pauline Crouse, Mississippi
on Facebook: brownbagbears

Free Tutorial: Creating Long Fur on Animals

Needle Felting Long Fur on Animals Tutorial featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This little critter is formed on an 18 gauge wire armature, with 12 gauge wire for arms and fingers. Covered in CW-1 Core Wool, MC-1 Cafe Au Lait and Mocha merino top as the soft fur.

You can also use NZ Corriedale, the bunny fluff, or other wools such as the alpaca and jacob shown below.

Realistic Needle Felted Giraffe

Needle Felted Giraffe by Lauren Beach featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog
“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
etsy: sewnbythebeach

Needle Felted Elephant for a Good Cause

Needle Felted Elephant by Aimee Price featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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