Wintry Felted Snowmen

Felted Snowman by Marjolein Wolverson featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Marjolein made her base shapes out of core wool, and then wrapped then in 19.5 micron prefelt, they look wonderful!

“My mom’s present is well on its way! Thank you LF for Lilly white prefelt! It’s that wonderful, I don’t want to use it!”

– Marjolein Wolverson, UK

Felted Snowmen by Woo Hofford featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What fabulous little night lights these would make!

“Wet felting projects done this past weekend thanks to a prompt order of lily white merino top and some white tussah silk from Living Felt–thanks guys!!”

– Woo Hofford, Pennsylvania

You can make your own felted snowman using our Needle Felting Snowman and Ornaments Kit. This kit is packed so full of FUN that we can barely get it closed!! It includes enough wool and other supplies for 1 snowman and two ornaments, or 2 snowmen or more ornaments!

Felting Faces Workshop

Felting Faces Workshop featured on www.LivingFelt.com/blog

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.

Workshop Description:

“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

Eco Printing Workshop

Eco Printing Workshop featured on www.LivingFelt.com/blog

Eco Printing Workshop: with Dawn Edwards of Felt So Right

Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790

Date: June 15-16, 2018
Time: FRI & SAT 9am – 4pm
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737

Materials Fee: $0
Free habotai or chiffon yardage provided by shop
Students may purchase silk scarves or yardage and felt yardage from the shop.
Students may bring silk fabrics and felted object(s) to print onto.
*See workshop calendar if you wish to come felt an item before this class with the intent of eco-printing it.

Eco-Printing – Combining Felt and Nature
If you are not familiar with eco-printing, also known as botanical printing, it quite simply refers to leaves and plant matter that print when bundled and simmered for a period of time. Eco-printing differs from ‘natural dyeing’…while both use natural plant materials, natural dyeing more commonly results in a fabric being dyed in one particular color. With eco-printing, you will actually see the wonderful leaf prints on your piece. Eco-printing is gaining in popularity all around the world…Come and find out why.

Using simple, natural plant materials, we will transform our felt through the extraction of color using eco-dyeing techniques, a method discovered by Textile Artist India Flint. Dawn will bring along a selection of eco-printed samples for participants to study and she’ll explain how she achieved the results. We’ll discuss bundling methods and then we’ll move on to wrapping our own felt bundles. Once wrapped, the bundles will be heated for several hours to aid the release of colors from the leaf matter.

As, this is an introduction to eco-printing in a condensed format, our focus will be printing on felt. After our felt pieces go into the pot and while our bundles are simmering, you may wish to bundle a couple of undyed silk or silk/wool blend scarves (heavier weight silks, such as Habotai, print better than lighter weight silks). If we have enough pots/burners to accommodate all of the bundles, we’ll add these pieces to the pot, and if not, you will be able to take your bundles home to continue your experimentation. We will keep printing until the time and pot space runs out.

Note from Dawn: Please remember, only protein fibers will be suitable for this workshop (silk and wool both being protein fibers). Cotton/linen, etc. are cellulose fibers and require a different approach, so won’t work for this process.

Day 1:
Get familiar with the eco printing process and results using the plants brought and gathered to this workshops. Day one is a great day to print on felt yardage for placemats and/or table runners or to use in other projects.

Day 2:
Building on the results and discoveries from day one, print onto hand felted items. Bring your own thin nuno felt scarves, lap top sleeve, hat, small purse or blouse/tunic.
Keep in mind the projects cannot be overly large so that there is room in the pots for everyone. Folded width should be 12″ or smaller. If you are uncertain or have questions – call the shop.

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Beautiful Felted Bird Portrait

Felted Bird Portrait by Rachel Carter featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“I love experimenting with new techniques and generally becoming braver with my ideas. This piece is my newest that I made yesterday; I made prefelt out of black merino and alpaca with rainbow silk, cut out the shape of the bird and assembled everything on black prefelt. The background has merino, yak, and baby camel/silk blends. I already have ideas for my next experiment with this style!”

– Rachel Carter, Orgeon
Rock and Flower Felt

Fantastic Felted Vessel

Felted Vessel by Camelia Wogu featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a fantastic use of color and texture! This vessel is truly a work of art! You can see her use of luxury fibers including Tussah Silk, Cocoons and Silk Hankies.

“I was off from work for a total of 5 days. So of course I felted every breathing moment. Experimenting and just having creative fun”

– Camelia Wogu, California

Brilliant Nuno Felted Mad Hatter Jacket and Hat

Nuno Felt Mad Hatter Jacket by Sonja Weeks-Oswalt featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Astounding, Remarkable, Brilliant! Sonja shared in our fb group how she made this INCREDIBLE hat!!! It took a lot of finagling, but she really pulled it off!

“So i made a hatter jacket to go with the hatter hat. Nuno felt and i have a love hate relationship.

I love the potential but never seem to have enough control (or space). This uses silk chiffon dyed with coffee, asparagus merino, merino luxury batt in forest, and the Autumn leaves artist pack. I adapted the pattern from a Russian dress pattern. Please excuse my sad hatter makeup and selfie timer portrait session.”

– Sonja Weeks-Oswalt, Tennessee
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