Beautiful Wet Felted and Needle Felted Water Lily

Needle Felted and Wet Felted Water Lily by Kathryn Missildine featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“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

Wet and Needlefelted Wall Hanging Mushroom House

Brenda Milligan's Felted Wall Hangings

Wet and Needle Felted Gnome House

These felted wall hangings by Brenda Milligan are fabulous! The background is wet felted, then she needle felts the picture on to them. The texture in this little gnome home is just exquisite! The colors remind me of Living Felt Merino Cross Scenic Vista pack.

Wet and Needle Felted Vine Wall Hanging

 

The flowers on this vine were wet felted, then Brenda, who lives in Vermont and has been a long time Living Felt customer, needle felted them to the background. She embroidered the stems and flowers to, “make the path stand out.” Looking at it is such a Blue Delight!

 

Wet and Needlefelted Wall Hanging Mushroom House

 

Brenda’s inspiration comes from a love of gnomes and country gardens- you can tell she has a garden of her own based on the lovely detail in this mushroom house! The mushroom, Brenda tells us, is actually knitted first and then she needle felted it to her background. Here she has created a little Fairy Hollow  of her own!

Thank you for sharing your amazing creations with us Brenda! We hope to see more soon! 🙂

 

Beautiful Flower Made by Wet And Needle Felting! ~ Candy Wham

Needle and Wet Felted Flower

Needle and Wet Felted Flower

Candy Wham of Ulysses, KS created this gorgeous flower from the supplies in the Apple Orchard Specialty Designer Pack! Its lovely, Candy. And we hope to see some scarves from you soon too!

“I formed the base of the petals by needle felting.  Placed them in a circle, added the accent color and bits of fibers and then wet felted them. I did the same for the green under the flower.   When dried, I started needle felting the petals and leaf layers together by adding the center.  It’s probably one of my most favorite thus far. Hope you like it 🙂
I love your fibers and the combination of colors in your packages.  That’s why I purchased them for nuno scarves.  I’ve made a lot of flowers with nuno felting, just haven’t gotten around to making scarves yet. “

Candy Wham ~ Ulysses, KS

Stunning Handbag Felted With Help of Hat Form! ~ Elizabeth Payne

 

Felted Handbag with Felted Flower

Felted Handbag with Felted Flower

Felted Handbag

Felted Handbag

Felted Flower

Felted Flower

More gorgeous designs from Elizabeth Payne of Erie, PA.  What a great way to capture Ms O’Keefe’s work! Truly beautiful!

“Hi there!  This past fall, my sister commissioned me to design a handbag for her inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s legendary poppy paintings.  I knitted and fulled the base handbag from Louet Gems Chunky Wool from an original design.  The poppy petals were needle felted over the earth harmony hat form to help form their curved shape with shades of Marigold, Tangerine, Red NZ Corriedale, Merino Top and Poppy Cross Fast Felting Batts.  After needle felting, the petals were firmed up by using an electric sander to wet felt them.  The edges of the outside petals were wired with 24g wire to help hold the curved shape.  The center bud of the flower was needle felted from Black, Lilac Haze and Lima Bean.  A fringe of black wool yarn was accented with seedbead fringe tipped with dark amethyst Swarovski Crystal.  The back of the purse was needle felted with a pictoral design of a poppy garden.  The inside of the bag is lined in red silk shantung with black ultrasuede trim for the zipper facings.  My sister loves the bag!  It was a stunning accessory when she wore her red boiled wool blazer and black skirt over the holidays!”
Elizabeth Payne ~ Erie, PA

 

 

Gorgeous Fulled and Felted Handbag for Lily Festival ~ by Elizabeth Payne

Wet Fulled Purse with a Needle Felted Flower

Wet Fulled Purse with a Needle Felted Flower

Wet Fulled Purse with a Needle Felted Flower

Wet Fulled Purse with a Needle Felted Flower

Elizabeth Payne of Erie, PN creates the most beautiful needle felted flowers! This one was entered into a Pennsylvania festival. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and talents with us Elizabeth!

“Last week, I completed a felt handbag with a wet and needle felted lily to enter into the Campbell Pottery Lily Festival Art show, in Cambridge Springs, PA.  I was thrilled to be juried in on my first try!  Campbell Pottery is a well known production art pottery and gallery in Northwest Pennsylvania.  They carry their own line of beautiful porcelain pottery, as well as other artists, art glass, and jewelry.  Each year, there is a Lily Festival Art show, held at the time when acres of lilies are in their prime blooming season.  All the art submitted for the show is based on a Lily theme.

The bag is knitted and fulled, the lily is made of your New Zealand Corridale and Merino Top in Candy, Marigold, Honey and Cupcake, layered and pre wet felted, then needle felted into the petal shapes.  The Lima Bean accents were needle felted after the petals were blocked.  Swarovski Crystals and Japanese Delica beads were sewn on to the edges and tips, as well as the throat of the lily.  The stamens and sepals were wired with 12KT GF wire and Swarovski Crystal.  The bag is finished with a silk shantung lining with zippered pockets in a matching color.  The leaves wrap around the bag to the back to a spray of lily buds. These are needle felted, and embellished with the same beading detail as the lily petals.

I am having a hard time deciding on what my next project will be.  I think a pictorial.  When I was working on my pre felts, and also felting my petals, I rolled up my mat that I purchased from you around a rolling pin.  It made the fulling process so much easier.  My pin was not quite long enough, and I don’t want to cut my mat.  So, my next quest will be hunting around antique shops for a nice long rolling pin, the kind that has a rod running down the center with handles on each end.  It sure takes a lot of pressure off of the shoulders when rolling the felt!

As I have written to you before, this new to me art has brought so much joy.  I love playing with color, texture and fibers.  There is something so magical about “touching” color, and seeing it come alive as the fibers are blended together.”

Elizabeth Payne ~ Erie, PN

Beautiful Brooch and Scarf by Mary Ellen Davis

Wet Felted Flower

Wet Felted Flower

Nuno Felted Scarf

Nuno Felted Scarf

A great example of wearable art!  This gorgeous rose brooch and nuno felted scarf were created by Mary Ellen Davis of  Pelion South Carolina.

“Just one example of a rose brooch I have sewn using material I made from wool tops I got from Living Felt.  I have them in all colors and sizes.  I love wet felting the material and now I’m using silk I cut into scarves and nuno felt.  This is the best hobby ever!!”

Blessed Felting!  Mary Ellen Davis ~ Pelion, SC