“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
What a fabulous little fox!
“I needle felted this fox using wool I purchased from LivingFelt. He is listed for sale on Etsy. I felted him over a wire … using bright white and black onyx Merino-cross fast and toffee Corriedale. I love the wool that you have available and look forward to making many more critters with your products. I have other needles, but mostly I use 38 star and 40 triangle needles. Thank you for always inspiring me with your weekly emails.”
– Shelly Schwartz, Michigan
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A Truly Breathtaking Work of Art. We are so inspired by this large installation felt painting. How amazing would it be to see this in person?
“I am a landscape painter who discovered needle felting 3 years ago. I’ve been making large banners for my church and would like to submit one I just finished this month. Needle felting, in many ways, is similar to using oil paints because I can add dimension by adding layers of color to the work.
“Epiphany” is a multimedia work, using primarily Merino wool and crystals on commercially produced felt. The size is 9 feet by 4 feet.”
– Susi Havens-Bezaire, Ohio