Realistic Life-Size Squirrel

Felted Squirrel by Tessa Bold featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Wow — He looks so real! 🙂

“A life-size squirrel made from Living Felt wools. Core wool over a wire armature and then three different colors of Corriedale for his coat. And of course my favorite horse hair whiskers! I gave him a little wire chest loop so he can hang on a nail like this or hang on a wall like he’s climbing. A great way to display him to keep him away from the cats and dogs who are already freaking out over” there’s a squirrel in the house!”

– Tessa Bold, Texas

Fluffy Felted Dog

Felted Dog by Melanie Litchfield featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Isn’t she a beauty?! We just love all that fluff!!

“You all are so nice and I am glad to be in this group of fiber artists …a nice break from finger stabbing ;-}. Here is a commission piece I had trouble giving up but making a new Samoyed now. This girl is made of layers of corriedale and then added fur of different specialty fiber including silk and merino.

She has glass eyes and is about 8″ tall. The core and corriedale wool is from LivingFelt.com and they also carry silk and merino fibers.”

– Melanie Litchfield, Connecticut

Fabulous Needle Felted Fox

Needle Felted Fox by Shelly Schwartz featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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
etsy: rainabedaina

Gorgeous Tiger Needle Felted Painting

Felt Tiger Painting by Pauline Crouse featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This gorgeous needle felt “painting” was created by Pauline Crouse as part of her contribution to a fundraiser in Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Columbus, Mississippi. It is approximately 8″ x 10″ and needle felted onto commercial felt. She used Living Felt MC-1 Felting Batts, and New Zealand Corriedale for this lovely work of art.

Artist: Pauline Crouse, Mississippi
on Facebook: brownbagbears

Detailed Needle Felted Dog Portraits

Dog Portraits by Jeanette Justus featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Jeanette sculpts stunning mini replicas of our beloved four-legged friends. Her poses add such realism to her detailed work!

“My name is Jeanette Justus and I make needle-felted “Personal Pets” for people. I saw a picture of a needle-felted animal on the internet about two years ago, and fell in love with the craft. I love the Living Felt wool and supplies.

Dog Portraits by Jeanette Justus featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

I use MC-1 Merino-Cross Fast Felting Batts for most of my animals, and for the long-haired animals I use NZ Corriedale Wool Roving. I also use Living Felt’s core wool for their bodies.”

– Jeanette Justus, Wyoming

Who Smells Trouble?

Here’s the latest piece from Sheryl Smith, and she smells trouble!

She says, “A springer spaniel has discovered a nest of baby skunks and is unaware that Mama Skunk is right behind.

 The skunks and the dog are made with black and white Merino Cross Batt, and black and white NZ Corriedale, all from Living Felt.

“Because of the small scale of the dog, the wool ears I felted weren’t long enough to hang down floppy, they stuck out instead of flopped down, so I removed the first ears and I made new ears using actual springer spaniel fur cut from my own dog! ”

“I think your mohair wool would have worked great but I didn’t have any so I made do, and my dog was happy to contribute to the project,” Sheryl tells us.

The hollow log is real. and Sheryl bought it at Petco in the reptile department.

Watch out pet owners! This one could get stinky!

The Elements of Peace – In Honor of International Day of Peace

Pat Cole from Elmira, NY, created this landscape to honor peace. The International Day of Peace is September 21.

This landscape (my first!! and only my 3rd felt project) is my entry for the Peace Felt exchange. It represents the idea that striving for world peace includes providing clean water, food, and safe shelter for everyone. The design was inspired by an article in Quilting Arts magazine by Laura Wasilowski.

“The design was felted on a piece of wool felt using various colors of New Zealand Corriedale wool and accented with hand embroidery because I liked the combination of the sheen of the floss against the matte finish of the wool.”