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.

Lovely Felted Virgin Mary

Felted Virgin Mary by Kimberly Pulli featured on www.livingfelt.com/blogMother Mary, Kimberly Pulli, Pennsylvania

This week we share with you four different artists who have created art works on similar subjects, using four very different approaches to create a 2D work of fiber art.

Kimberly Pulli of Pulli’s Woollies is fast becoming known for her incredible art work purses featuring unique and beautiful faces of women. This lovely Virgin Mary is on a purse that was a gift for her Mother-in-Law. Kimberly wet felts the purse and uses it as a canvas. Her process includes both wet felting and needle felting in stages.

She uses Living Felt MC-1 Batts, Merino Tops, Luster Fibers, Silk Fabrics and other fibers for her textural art works.

We are very excited that Kimberly will come teach a class at Living Felt this summer.

Felting Faces Class with Kimberly Pulli featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We still have space in her 3-day class in July. It is going to be fun!

Wonderful Wet Felted Bookmark Collection

Wet Felted Bookmarks by Roxana Schultz featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We love this collection of wonderful bookmarks!

“I had fun making the bookmarks and learned a lot about wet felting in the process – these are just some – I didn’t finish all because hand finishing the edges takes so much time! I also finished the cobweb scarf kit I got from Living Felt this month and my felting mentor was very impressed with the supplies in the kit and how it turned out!”

Roxana Schultz
Colorado Springs, Colorado