Erin Butler Models her stylish wet felted cowl made with our fine Merino Tops in Charcoal and Dijon, with accents of wool nepps and silk blends or silk hankies to get the vein-like textures on top. They are also fabulously reversible!
Erin says they will make great gifts while also serving as explorations in design. Each weighs approximately 2oz, starting size is approximately 17.5″ x 15.5″ and they are wet felted over a resist. Erin shares that the resist is shaped to help hold the fibers in place and prevent the from slipping off
What an inspiring project and our gratitude to Erin for sharing her technique! Remember to test/measure for shrinkage 🙂
This wet felted necklace is simply a very long felted cord, the ends were felted together to make it into an continuous loop, and hand-spun art yarn was worked into the felting process.
Both the yarn and felt cord were made by Marie using our Autumn Leaves Specialty Designer Pack.
We have 12 Specialty Designer packs to choose from. Maybe you will find one that you would like to felt with!
This week we are all about felted gifts and cards. We love these felted pot holder and cup warmers by Ters Al in Estonia.
“I love knitting, crocheting and my little passion is felting. I love to make jewelry also, especially earrings. I love cooking and my children love my cupcakes :)”
See More and shop with Terts in her etsy store:
This hand felted bonnet was wet felted with hand carded roving wool, and was created by April Brown of Roanoke, VA. Drawstring gathers the back of the bonnet and ties on the sides. There is a sari-silk tie back headband that can be used with the bonnet or by itself.
April shared that she adds either rawhide or sari-silk to the sides and also to gather the bonnet in the back (adjustable). I like to add a sari-silk ribbon to be used across the bonnet as in this photo to give options for boy or girl.
This absolutely exquisite child’s outfit including a felted hat and a felted cape
in an ocean-sea theme was created by Ekaterina Tasminskaâ in Moscow, Russia.
Her work is breathtaking, and can be seen on the Russian Master’s site (similar to our etsy).
Spring blossom and bluebells are the subject of this original felt ACEO, by artist Sue Forey of the UK.
ACEO means “Art Cards Editions and Originals” and since they are very small (3.5″ w x 2.5″ h)
they are a really affordable way to collect art and to share your own art!
Sue says, “At this time of year they lift the heart and show that summer is just around the corner.”
This miniature artwork is highly textured and includes hand stitched french knots used to suggest blossom and seed stitching amongst the bluebells.
The felt has been bonded to card and the edge neatened with hand stitched blanket stitch.
Slightly larger, yet just as quaint and certainly as sweet is this 5″ x 7″ felted flower painting.
Small felt flower picture made from organic merino wool fibres. This is a wet felted picture with silk fibres included
in the felt and free machine stitching added for extra texture and detail. It is a very tactile piece.
The image of a simple, yellow vase of red flowers is on a blue background and would suit traditional or modern decor.
Felted art in the form of a wall hanging or “painting” makes a wonderful gift for yourself or someone you love!
This full size textile art landscape, also by Sue Forey, was made using the wet felting method and machine stitching was added afterwards.
It shows a group of sheep drinking from a stream and a stand of silver birches on the other side of the stream.
In the background is a little cottage and rolling hills. The sky was made by laying down fine layers of merino fibres and silks before felting which gives the impression of clouds with the sun shining from behind them. This felt art comes already stretched on to an artists canvas
and does not need to be framed. The felt goes all around the sides of the canvas.
Visit and shop with Sue Forey on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SueForeyfibreart
Our theme this week is felted cards and gifts! Here are just a few
ideas of small felted treasures for yourself or someone you love.
Join us on facebook to share yours!
This wonderful and whimsical needle felted pin cushion
was made by Karen of Liongate Farm. Her shop has a great
collection of somewhat “primitive” crafts.
Felted soaps are a fun and easy gift to make!
These colorful abstract soaps were made by Donna Brau of Minnesota.
We have a free tutorial on making felted soap here.
Janine Gardner of Foxtail Creek Studio creates precious, nature inspired
treasures. This toadstool pincushion is just one example; definitely worth a visit to her shop.
We own one of her mini sculptures … they are just as darling in person.
Sharon Yoder of PA has a variety of little felted treasures in her shop, fruits and veggie ornaments, felted eggs,
and mini cards like this one. Her shop is also on etsy and is called Syodercrafts.
What a wonderful gift this would make!
Creating a lovely needle felted brooch this tiny requires love, patience and attention to detail!
Crafted by Svetlana in Rotterdam, Netherlands, it measures approx. 3″ x 3.5″
Her etsy shop is called Wool Feel
Daria Lvovsky on etsy has a great style within the style of Waldorf…in this pic,
she has turned her little sculpture into a birthday card by creating a “setting” taking a picture, and printing it on a card.
This one is a Happy Birthday greeting card.