Beautiful Flower Made by Wet And Needle Felting! ~ Candy Wham

Needle and Wet Felted Flower

Needle and Wet Felted Flower

Candy Wham of Ulysses, KS created this gorgeous flower from the supplies in the Apple Orchard Specialty Designer Pack! Its lovely, Candy. And we hope to see some scarves from you soon too!

“I formed the base of the petals by needle felting.  Placed them in a circle, added the accent color and bits of fibers and then wet felted them. I did the same for the green under the flower.   When dried, I started needle felting the petals and leaf layers together by adding the center.  It’s probably one of my most favorite thus far. Hope you like it 🙂
I love your fibers and the combination of colors in your packages.  That’s why I purchased them for nuno scarves.  I’ve made a lot of flowers with nuno felting, just haven’t gotten around to making scarves yet. “

Candy Wham ~ Ulysses, KS

Stunning Handbag Felted With Help of Hat Form! ~ Elizabeth Payne

 

Felted Handbag with Felted Flower

Felted Handbag with Felted Flower

Felted Handbag

Felted Handbag

Felted Flower

Felted Flower

More gorgeous designs from Elizabeth Payne of Erie, PA.  What a great way to capture Ms O’Keefe’s work! Truly beautiful!

“Hi there!  This past fall, my sister commissioned me to design a handbag for her inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s legendary poppy paintings.  I knitted and fulled the base handbag from Louet Gems Chunky Wool from an original design.  The poppy petals were needle felted over the earth harmony hat form to help form their curved shape with shades of Marigold, Tangerine, Red NZ Corriedale, Merino Top and Poppy Cross Fast Felting Batts.  After needle felting, the petals were firmed up by using an electric sander to wet felt them.  The edges of the outside petals were wired with 24g wire to help hold the curved shape.  The center bud of the flower was needle felted from Black, Lilac Haze and Lima Bean.  A fringe of black wool yarn was accented with seedbead fringe tipped with dark amethyst Swarovski Crystal.  The back of the purse was needle felted with a pictoral design of a poppy garden.  The inside of the bag is lined in red silk shantung with black ultrasuede trim for the zipper facings.  My sister loves the bag!  It was a stunning accessory when she wore her red boiled wool blazer and black skirt over the holidays!”
Elizabeth Payne ~ Erie, PA

 

 

Gorgeous Fulled and Felted Handbag for Lily Festival ~ by Elizabeth Payne

Wet Fulled Purse with a Needle Felted Flower

Wet Fulled Purse with a Needle Felted Flower

Wet Fulled Purse with a Needle Felted Flower

Wet Fulled Purse with a Needle Felted Flower

Elizabeth Payne of Erie, PN creates the most beautiful needle felted flowers! This one was entered into a Pennsylvania festival. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and talents with us Elizabeth!

“Last week, I completed a felt handbag with a wet and needle felted lily to enter into the Campbell Pottery Lily Festival Art show, in Cambridge Springs, PA.  I was thrilled to be juried in on my first try!  Campbell Pottery is a well known production art pottery and gallery in Northwest Pennsylvania.  They carry their own line of beautiful porcelain pottery, as well as other artists, art glass, and jewelry.  Each year, there is a Lily Festival Art show, held at the time when acres of lilies are in their prime blooming season.  All the art submitted for the show is based on a Lily theme.

The bag is knitted and fulled, the lily is made of your New Zealand Corridale and Merino Top in Candy, Marigold, Honey and Cupcake, layered and pre wet felted, then needle felted into the petal shapes.  The Lima Bean accents were needle felted after the petals were blocked.  Swarovski Crystals and Japanese Delica beads were sewn on to the edges and tips, as well as the throat of the lily.  The stamens and sepals were wired with 12KT GF wire and Swarovski Crystal.  The bag is finished with a silk shantung lining with zippered pockets in a matching color.  The leaves wrap around the bag to the back to a spray of lily buds. These are needle felted, and embellished with the same beading detail as the lily petals.

I am having a hard time deciding on what my next project will be.  I think a pictorial.  When I was working on my pre felts, and also felting my petals, I rolled up my mat that I purchased from you around a rolling pin.  It made the fulling process so much easier.  My pin was not quite long enough, and I don’t want to cut my mat.  So, my next quest will be hunting around antique shops for a nice long rolling pin, the kind that has a rod running down the center with handles on each end.  It sure takes a lot of pressure off of the shoulders when rolling the felt!

As I have written to you before, this new to me art has brought so much joy.  I love playing with color, texture and fibers.  There is something so magical about “touching” color, and seeing it come alive as the fibers are blended together.”

Elizabeth Payne ~ Erie, PN

Panda “Blossom” ~ by Patricia Bierer

Needle Felted Panda Bear

Needle Felted Panda Bear

Patricia has more to share with this personality-filled panda bear “Blossom”! Looks like you are on your way to making your own  zoo, Patricia! And I love that crazy flower The Lima and Candy colors are a great accent to the black and white bear!

“Here’s Blossum, my bear.  He’s all felted, 18 in high. He’s got wire armature. Also the flower is all felted, as is the pot. I used merino wool on face and detail.”

Patricia Bierer ~ Muskego, WI

Panda "Blossom" ~ by Patricia Bierer

Needle Felted Panda Bear

Needle Felted Panda Bear

Patricia has more to share with this personality-filled panda bear “Blossom”! Looks like you are on your way to making your own  zoo, Patricia! And I love that crazy flower The Lima and Candy colors are a great accent to the black and white bear!

“Here’s Blossum, my bear.  He’s all felted, 18 in high. He’s got wire armature. Also the flower is all felted, as is the pot. I used merino wool on face and detail.”

Patricia Bierer ~ Muskego, WI

Needle Felted Lily ~ by Elizabeth Payne

Needle Felted Flower
Needle Felted Flower

Elizabeth Payne created this needle felted lily and we are just in love with it!

“Campbell Pottery Lily
 
Campbell Pottery is located near me in Cambridge Springs, PA.  It is a marvelous restored barn that hosts a marvelous line of pottery by potter Bill Cambell, as well has several other lines of pottery, art glass and other treasures.  Surrounding the barn are fields of lilies that bloom mid summer.  There is a lily festival in July, and I am hoping that I will have the time to design an entry for this years juried festival.  We will have to see, as we are in the midst of a move!
 
Materials used:  New Zealand Corridale, Merino Top, Felting Needles of assorted sizes.
The wool was laid out in fine, thin layers in the shades of Honey, Candy, Marigold, Candy, Marigold and a last layer of Honey.  After the colors were blended, I laid out three layers of fiber, with the center layer perpendicular to the outer layers. 
 
This is my second flower that I have needle felted, and the first that I have blended color.  This is like painting with wool.  I used a photograph that I had taken a few years ago from the lily field for inspiration.”
 
Elizabeth Payne, Damselfly Studio  — Erie, PA

 

Needle Felted Frog & Flower by Deborah Hughes

NEEDLE FELTED FROG AND FLOWER
NEEDLE FELTED FROG AND FLOWER

I just got my first felting needles and wool, and this is what I started off with, the flower then the frog. It is so much fun I love it!!!!!!!” — Thanks, Deborah

Deborah used colors from our New Zealand Corriedale line, the frog is LIME with MOSS dots.

The flower is CANDY, for a softer pink try CUPCAKE.