Beautiful Felted Northern Lights

Felted Northern Lights Painting by Kate Frego featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

WOW! We think Kate nailed this…don’t you?

“Playing with light and dark – first attempt at Northern Lights (merino and tussah silk from LF, first needle felted then lightly wet felted). It’s much more sparkly than in the photo! ;-)”

– Kate Frego, Canada

Wooly Wednesday Felt-A-Long

Wooly Wednesday
@ 2pm Central Time

Last week:

We had a felt-a-long!

Setting up your wet felting station featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

In a brief “pre-show” video, Marie showed how to set up your wet felting station, and how to lay out the “base” layer with two thin layers of Merino Top.

Felting with canes and beads featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

For the felt-a-long, we demonstrated felting with the canes and beads made during earlier episodes, we worked with pre-felts, silk fabrics, sari silk waste, and resist materials for interesting effects.

Felting test pieces featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Making small test pieces like this is a great way to learn and explore!

You can watch last week’s full episode
in our facebook group:

Preshow set up videoPreshow set up video

Wooly Wednesday 06-06-2018

June 13 – no broadcast
June 20 – Show-n-tells + Q&A

*if you are interested in more felting demos, for both needle felting and wet felting, be sure to join us June 20th at 2pm Central!!

Catch it live on Living Felt Friends

Watch Our Wet Felting Flowers Tutorial

Wet Felted Flowers on a Hat by Ruth Dykstra featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Ruth Wins a Felting Goody Box!!!

Ruth posted this wonderful hat adorned with the flowers she felted during our live felt-a-long last Wednesday. Aren’t they fabulous?!

– Ruth Dykstra, Illinois

Wet Felted Flowers Tutorial for Wooly Wednesday featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Wet Felting Flowers!
felt a long with us!

Last Wednesday we had a lot of fun wet felting flowers during our fb LIVE broadcast! Already a few of our friends are sharing the flowers they felted along with us!

Even more are showing up as people watch the replay. You can too, right here on youtube.

Next Wooly Wednesday:
May 2 @ 2pm Central Time

Felting Simple Cards & Pictures with MC-1 Batting

  • blend colors for lovely transitions
  • needle felt or wet felt
  • add embellishments & details

Catch it live on Living Felt Friends

Felted Heirloom Wedding Photo Album Gift

Felted Wedding Photo Album Gift by Anna Repke featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This wonderful photo album is an heirloom piece celebrating many generations. See below for more detail on the making of this piece.

“Tried something new as a gift for my daughter’s wedding. Felted old stuff from Moms, Grandmas and Great-Grandmas for a photo album.

Felted Wedding Photo Album Gift by Anna Repke featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

I took this picture so Amelia can identify the different things and, who’s they were, in the cover.

Felted Wedding Photo Album Gift by Anna Repke featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Lay out of pieces over three thin layers of roving. I added bits of wool between them… just like Marie has taught in her Nuno felting video.”

Felted Wedding Photo Album Gift by Anna Repke featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This is how it looked once wet felted

Felted Wedding Photo Album Gift by Anna Repke featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Anna top stitched and included the initial of each person from whom the piece came from in the design, and added embellishments from the jewelry and notions.

– Anna Repke, Illinois

Delightful Felted Fairy Painting

Needle Felted Fairy Painting by Anna Repke featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

What a delightful little fairy, and so well done!

What can say spring better than a fairy? I had a fairy calendar of Cicley Mary Barker’s fairies and just had to give it a go!! I wet felted the base tapestry with just a few wisps of color, then needle felted all the details. Phew!

– Anna Repke, Illinois

New Goodies: Dreamy Short Fiber Merino Batts

Short Fiber Merino Batts featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Some of our friends have been requesting we carry these for a while…and here they are! These very fine Merino batts are approximately 19 microns and wet felt very quickly to a tight finish. *available in 4oz increments

Short Fiber Merino Batts featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We find them especially suitable for beads, jewelry, sculptural elements, vessels and even hats. If they are to be used on items that will be handled a great deal, we suggest it be something you can hard felt, otherwise softly felted items from these short fibers would have a higher tendency to pill.

Shop the Short Fiber Merino Batts here.