Precious Felted Barn Owl Family Picture

 Felted Barn Owl Family Picture by Linda Brodersen featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a precious family captured in pictures, and in felt.

“I had to say goodbye to my barn owl family, made on commission for a friend. These two “lovebirds” and family were in her brother’s barn and he captured this precious picture by leaving a video camera on. I think his pic should win an award! I hope I did them justice. I’m happy to say my friend loved them, and as usual, my hubby said, “I want that” so guess what I’m doing again! Hopefully it won’t take me as long the second time.”

– Linda Brodersen, Michigan

Realistic Felted Farm Animals

Needle Felted Owl by Sonja Weeks-Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This is a brilliant little sculpture, made with such care for detail.

“I’ve been working on this life sized Eastern Screech owl red morph and his perch branch for several weeks. Each feather was needle felted individually and attached. I used the corriedale safari pack.”

– Sonja Weeks-Oswalt, Tennessee
Conspiracy of Love

Needle Felted Pig by Erin Carlson featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Erin Carlson shared this realistic little guy for farm week … wow! His colors are MC-1 Flesh Tone, Caramel and Willow.

Erin Carlson, Pennsylvania
Fiber Art by Erin

Felted Rooster by Suzanne Towry featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a gorgeous work of art!

“‘Hot Summer Rooster’ made with Living Felt’s vibrant MC-1 and NZ Corriedale wool roving. :)”

– Suzanne Towry, North Carolina

Needle Felted Blue Heron

Needle Felted Sculptures by Sue Stasiowski

Needle Felted Dolphin

 Sue Stasiowski of Maine made all of these magnificent animals! These beautiful sculptures are all so stylized!

Needle Felted Blue Heron

 Sue made this majestic creature using Living Felt Core Wool, New Zealand Corriedale Ice, Butterscotch, Marigold, Merino Cross Batt Aspen, Blue Frost, Robin’s Egg, Sky, Merino Top Aqua, Baltic, and Amethyst. The legs and neck were both needle felted over armature wire, with the wire extending through the legs to holes in the found driftwood base for stability.

Needle Felted Blue Heron

 “Working several hours a day, the heron took me about 3 months to make.” It was definitely worth the work!

Needle Felted Blue Heron

 “Even though I’ve been needle felting for over 5 years, I am still amazed at the beautiful and creative pieces that can be made with wool, a needle, and your imagination.  I like to educate people about the process of needle felting and encourage people to think of wool creations as a beautiful and functional form of art.”

Needle Felted Lion

  Sue shares with us her tools when felting, “All of my 3-dimentional pieces are 100% needle felted. I usually use a variety of needle sizes on each piece depending on the fiber I’m working with and the look I want to acheive. I mainly use wool (core fiber for the inside, corriedale, silky blends, curly locks) but I also use silk, alpaca, cashmere, recycled sweaters and wool yarn.”

Needle Felted Lion

 Sue shares her process with us, “When I get an idea for a project I start by going to my computer and finding photographs of what I want to make. I print these photographs and hang them in my studio. I study them for several days or weeks and then, and it’s hard to explain when and why, but I finally feel that I’m ready to start felting. Interestingly, once I start to felt I rarely look at the photos.”

Needle Felted Owl

 Sue tells us how she was inspired to felt, “My inspiration came from my Dad although I didn’t realize this until much later in my life.  My father was an upholster and he owed his own business.  When I was a teenager I worked in his shop after school. As I look back on that time, I realize that my current love of fiber, fabric and color came from that early experience working with my dad.  Now I get inspired from animals and from nature and from making something I’ve never made before.”

Needle Felted Owl

 “I love to experiment with challenging forms, like how to keep the heron standing up on those skinny legs, and I love to use found driftwood or other objects in my pieces if they add to the overall look.”

 Thank you for sharing your striking sculptures with us, Sue.

If you would like to see more of Sue’s work, check out her website here: http://stasiowskiart.com/

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Fun Projects by High School Art Class

Needle Felted Lorax Scene by High School Student

 These wonderful pieces were all needle felted by Brandy Noody’s Studio Art 2 class in Fredonia, New York!

Needle Felted Owl by high School Student

 The class members all vary in grade, but were mostly Juniors and Seniors. Brandy bought New Zealand Corriedale Studio Pack African Safari, Spanish Fiesta, Amazon Rainforest, English Garden and Navajo Canyon.

Needle Felted Hermione by High School Student

 Thank you for sharing felting with your class, Brandy! We look forward to more pieces!