Felting Faces – The Parrot Lady with Kimberly Pulli
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Date: July 19-21, 2018
Time: 9am- 4pm Thursday- Saturday
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
The shop is supplying all of the wool for this project, over 13oz of fine Merino top, plus embellishment and textural fibers, use of shop tools.
Skill Level for this Workshop: Suitable for all levels, some wet felting experience very helpful. We will be rolling our felt which requires some physical exertion. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
“Felting Faces” using nuno, wet and needle felting techniques. We will have fun felting a flat piece featuring the Parrot Lady together, which consists of merino wool, MC-1, silk, yarn, nepps and hankies.
Kimberly will share with you all of her techniques for creating these beautiful works of art in wool. Together, the participants will felt “The Parrot Lady”. Techniques learned from this project will support
your future artworks and explorations. At the end of the class, Kimberly will be draw a name and one of the students will take home the artwork Kimberly made in the class!
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“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
The Awesome Wool Organization that FIRED UP our fb group. Some people are already setting up their own version of this innovative storage system! We love it!
“It was time to organize my small work area! I didn’t have room for plastic storage containers so this is what I came up with! I can see all my wool basically at once.
When I run out of a color, I hang the plastic bag at the end and then I know what to order. All bags are labeled with a sample of wool and color name! The gray bags hanging on the left side hold my wet felting supplies!”
– Judy Stodola, Tennessee
Jan shared a few of her “first attempts” at wet felting, this one made us feel like we had sand between our toes! Check out the detail — down to the shading on the palm trees.
“I’ve fallen in love with felting. … Needle felted, then wet felted, then some additional needle felting finer details”
– Jan White, Kansas
“My son is being ordained into the Lutheran church next month. Ministers often wear crosses when they preach, so I needle-felted one with Living Felt merino cross. The wet-felted rope has a needle-felted closure. I very much enjoy both processes, and usually do both in each of my projects. Thank you, Marie, for all the videos and all the information you so graciously share.”
– Sandy Wogaman, Minnesota
These fun cat faces really made our day!!
“Attached is a photo of cat face brooches I needle felted with Living Felt products. They are made from your MC-1 Merino cross batt packs: the beach party studio pack, goody pack, purples/berries pack and the fall fun pack.
Your Merino cross batts are so easy and fast to sculpt with. I had a great time figuring out what color and facial features each cat should have. Determining what expressions to give them was fun too!
Thank you Living Felt!”
– Carol Shimokochi, California
“I needle felted and wet felted this water lily and lily pad one petal at a time and then sewed it together as they were very felted. I felted each stamen and then waxed them for smoothness. During the wet felting I rinsed with lavender oil! “
– Kathryn Missildine, Oregon