Mother Mary, Kimberly Pulli, Pennsylvania
This week we share with you four different artists who have created art works on similar subjects, using four very different approaches to create a 2D work of fiber art.
Kimberly Pulli of Pulli’s Woollies is fast becoming known for her incredible art work purses featuring unique and beautiful faces of women. This lovely Virgin Mary is on a purse that was a gift for her Mother-in-Law. Kimberly wet felts the purse and uses it as a canvas. Her process includes both wet felting and needle felting in stages.
She uses Living Felt MC-1 Batts, Merino Tops, Luster Fibers, Silk Fabrics and other fibers for her textural art works.
We are very excited that Kimberly will come teach a class at Living Felt this summer.
We still have space in her 3-day class in July. It is going to be fun!
This is a fine and FUN HAT — we love the shape and design.
“This hat was made using Living Felt medium hat block and the extension. Living Felt Black Onyx MC -1 Batt with alpaca sandwiched in between layers. It was wet felted then more batt was needle felted over top which added strength and a finished look. The hat band was left over felting and Lincoln Locks are the embellishment.
Thank you for supplies and knowledge you provide.”
Sue Ranbarger, Michigan
Felting Faces – The Parrot Lady with Kimberly Pulli
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
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!
More Info or Register Here
“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