Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Felting Frenzy

It seems that all forms of felting are very much in vogue at the moment. I've tried knitting and hot washing, I've done a fair bit of hand needle-felting.....and this week I've been trying to master the art of wet felting.
I made a couple of large pieces, then cut them up into different sizes. They will become brooches and little pictures. The one above in the middle is 1" square.Some are a bit bigger. I needle-felted on top in places and added beads and stitching (hand and machine).

Maybe one day I'll get my etsy shop like Jackie. I love her velvet and felt brooches so decided to treat myself to a little one; it arrived today....and it's very cute! If you haven't yet discovered Jackie's blog.....go and pay her a visit. You're in for a treat!
I also received a present from a new friend, Poppy . She made a felted bird for me in a luscious shade of purple - unfortunately my camera keeps making it look blue! You should see the sweet felted acorns she makes - they are in her etsy shop.

My third treat in the post today was a set of stamps which I ordered from Michelle Ward. Her website is one of my favourites and I have promised myself that I will dedicate some time to doing her Street Team Challenges in the coming weeks. The stamps were created by Michelle to raise funds for a friend who lost her house in a fire. You can see a better picture here.

Finally....I hope Dot won't mind if I show you one page from her fabric book which I have in my possession.
Her work is so beautiful and colourful...... and fantastically embellished! I think most of you must know her blog, but if you don't then I definitely recommend you go and visit. She's also incredibly thoughtful and kind........a couple of weeks ago she made an Amelia doll for my mum to cheer her up. And it did (it even made dad smile when we took it to the nursing home to show him).
I have made my page for Dot's book and will be passing it on to Sesga in a few days...... I hope she likes it.


Jo Wholohan said...

linda this needle felting is stunning!!! xx

Jackie said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous.
Thanks for the mention.

Lynn said...

WOW, so much to look at, beautiful eye candy. Your felting work is StuNNinG!!!!! You are really, really good at it Linda :) Love how you made little brooches too, and look at all the lovelies in the mail, lucky girl :)
Dot's page is absolutely beautiful too, not sure if I have visited her blog or not, but I will now :)

pammyjo said...

Your whole posting is gorgeous. Absolutely super felting pieces. Beautiful. You do the most interesting things and they turn out stunning. Talent wasn't sprinkled on you, it was dumped. LOL I love visiting.

ooglebloops said...

They are beautiful - how do you do that?????
Love all the goodies you got for yourself also!!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh Linda!!

Your felting is so amasing!! You do such a beautiful job of breathing life into your creations!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Kimmie said...

What a treat to visit you today! I must say perhaps the felting thing is contagious and thats why it's all the rage. Your pieces are so beautiful and jewel-like .... it really makes me want to give it a try :)

Jacky said...

Hi Linda, your needle felting is beautiful (and your welt felting). Its quite addictive this felting and sooooo lovely to stitch and bead!
Love the fabric collages in the earlier post too. Always love a nature theme and birdies.
Gorgeous felt bird from Poppy, very talented lady and beautiful brooch from Jackie...so much inspiration.
Love the photo of Dots page...amazing as always.

Jacky xox

Shashi Nayagam said...

Linda looks like you have been very busy. Well it is good for us we get to see all the lovely goodies. I love the beautiful gifts you got and Dot's page is gorgeous. I have done some wet felting and loved it. I have to do something with those pieces but as yet have not decided what to do with them.

purplecat said...

Linda this work is amazing! just love it :0

LazyKay said...

Wow, what an inspirational post.

I'm still staring at the wet felt I made trying to decide what to do with it - now I've got some inspiration.

I love that bird you've been sent too and the fabric page is amazing.



Heather said...

Your little felted pieces are so gorgeous - I was oohing and aahing as I looked at them. Your friend's fabric book page is too - what lovely colours.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

What a fantastic post chuck full of amazing eye candy Linda! WOWEE! You make me want to try felting, but I of course have no business right now starting yet another thing or buying more supplies. I've just had to confess my soldering supplies were a mistake turns out I'm not that fond of smoking metal and such LOL. I am off to check out all of the lovely links you've provided!
Wish I could have a felting lesson from you....me dreaming here in Virginia :)

Sandy said...

OMG OMG OMG what for fantastic felting art. All so gorgeous. Stunning work.

maggi said...

Your felted pieces are so beautiful. I love working with felt but just don't seem to have much time to do any at the moment.

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! Super projects! I'm impressed with your felting inchies! :-)

Lynn said...

OK, now these are beautiful!
I am going to need to needle find myself a
Special Ed Teacher of Felting.
I want to learn this!

Judy S. said...

Looks like you've been very busy, Linda! I especially love the one that looks like orange flowers.

Heloise said...

They are beautiful. I especially like the third picture.

Dot said...

Linda - I continue to be blown away by your talent! Your needle felted and embellished scenes are gorgeous. You have a beautiful eye for detail. And are becoming quite the embellisher :)
I would buy one of these pieces in a heartbeat if you ever opened a etsy shop.
Love the little brooch you bought from Jackie.
And many thanks for showing one of my pages from my book ; and for your lovely words about me (you are a sweetie).
Dot xx

Jaqi said...

Wow Linda, you have been sp busy since my last visit, and what a wonderful post.
The felting you have done is beautiful, i adore the colours they are all very you. Do you plan to use those colours or does it just turn out that way depending on how you do it?
The page from Dots book is scrumptious, those books are going to be pure works of art when you are all finished , what a treasure you will each have. Thanks for being a continued source of inspiration, Jaqi x

*jean* said...

every time i visit you and you've posted your felting i get this itch to make something felted...i hope you do open an etsy shoppe....

beautiful work, linda!!

Anonymous said...

Linda...I love all of your felting pieces. They are gorgeous. I want to try felting so bad but don't have a clue where to start.

Lesley said...

Hi Linda, I've only done wet felting in one class and thought it was really fun. I've got a couple of kits to try needle felting. Your pieces are really very nice. Thanks for sharing them.

Judy Scott said...

your felted art is beautiful and its lovely to see your machine stitching ~ are you getting on ok with your machine? So much beauty in this post and Dots work always makes me smile. ~ Judy x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

popping by to say hello dear Linda
saw your felting link and had to click on it ... again!

I am just dipping my toes into felting ... how I wish I could be by your side ... a fly on the wall to learn just a little of what you know!

each of these pieces is just so gorgeous ... as usual I am flying by the seat of my pants ... feeling like I am all over the place

your recent getaway sounded so much fun, hope you are having some time to relax!