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
This little picture entitled “Happy Camper” was created as a gift for a friend. Felting a small picture with simple detail and design can be quite fun!
All the fibers were laid out on the base layer, and then the picture was wet felted.
Base layer = Living Felt PF-X Prefelt batt cut to size, MC-1 Batts, Dyed Tussah Silk, Merino Top, Dyed Sheep’s Locks.
Details and texture were added with needle felting and top stitching on the sewing machine. Lower the feed dogs and raise the presser foot so you can stitch freely. Add embroidery also!
Judy is quite a prolific felter and you might recall she won an award last year for one of her folk art pieces. This Mexican cross is perfect for our theme this week.
“Hi Everyone! I am really happy with my outcome after studying folk art patterns and going through a few fits and starts with this first folk art project.
I used a 38 Star (mostly) for the first time (thank you to the team that tended to my order recently)!
Hope you enjoy seeing your fiber in this pattern! (Midnight Blue, Violet, Orchid, White, Mandarin.)
… you all are just plain great!”
– Judy Chapman, New Mexico
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What a perfect replica in wool…they all look so happy 🙂
“I made a mini mayor of our city Lansing, MI as a surprise Christmas gift, he loved it. His daughter put it on their fireplace mantel and said that it was the elf on the shelf.”
– Amy Hannan, Michigan