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A wall art sculpture by Molly Alter of Illinois, made of wool felt, sterling
silver and steel. The overall size is 10 inches high by 46 inches wide by 5
inches deep. The background squares are steel spaced about 6-8 inches apart,
the felt pieces stand out from the squares and do touch so it is a continuous
line across the wall. There are sterling silver embellishments in the felt,
you can see them in the detail picture to the right.
The work is based on micro magnifications of cell mutation, but in a aesthetically pleasing way. Molly titled the piece "My Genetic Predisposition. Molly does art pieces by commission, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Carrie Christo says she just felts and dyes for fun stress relief. The
fun she is having is evident, her techniques are uncommon and the outcome
The silk scarf on the left is Kool Aid dyed, a mix of Cherry Berry Blast and Grape. The vessel is felted dyed merino top and the felted piece on the far left is shibori done with river rocks
|Nancy Farris of Virginia teaches needle felting with the Baby Lock Embellisher.
For an upcoming class, she needed more experience with hand needle felting.
She used the Merino Jeweltone with novelty
beaded trim is "back stitched" by hand. The flower petals are
done on organza and also stitched on by hand.
Obviously, Nancy is a good instructor.
|Beverly Herman of New Orleans, LA is a bead artist, with wonderful jewelry
pieces on her website No Easy Beads.
Her sister Rosanne Garvison taught her needle felting. When Bev came to visit for Christmas, she brought this darling little bag to show me. She calls it Sleeve Art and has it adorned with beautiful beads around the edge and in the needle felted flamingo design. You can read how she did it on her blog. Quite a talented family, they told me of a niece in Texas who is also a beader and now into fiber arts, see her felt art on her blog, Humblearts Journal
|Marzena Gabrel of Illinois is a felting artist, needle felt and wet felting,
with a wonderful eye for design and color..
Her designs are so flattering and full of life, as is Marzena.
|Jeannie Clayton of Illinois has stopped at the farm shop the
last few years while she & husband are vacationing. She wanted to use
all our dyed colors together so designed this wonderful cardigan using the
Light Heather yarn to bring all the colors together.
Now she can wear it with any color and anywhere. I wonder if she got the idea from a checkered flag used at the races she and her husband also enjoy. Thanks Jeannie, for bringing it by to show us.
|Michelle Plumb of Michigan does wonderful recreations of nature in her
projects. On the left is a picture taken by her husband Steve of a little-studied
starfield called IC4768.
On the right is a needlefelted tote she is making depicting the starfield. She is sewing seed beads on to represent the stars. Her original photos showed the gorgeous details so well.
Clark of Canada needle felts fantastic caricature people. She agreed to let me
share Banjoman (my favorite) with you. He was a gift to her daughter who is a
musician. Barb calls them "funny folks". She says, "I usually start
out with a general idea of what I am going to make but they tend to evolve into
some other character as they progress so I never quite know "who" will
show up, but it is fun!"
Barb doesn't sell her characters, after the 30 hours or more that she puts into each one, she is too attached to them. Thank you for letting us enjoy them as well.
|Kathie Sierau of Sweden makes these wonderful felted wool caps called
mossa. They are worn by children and adults. Although the shape is a basic
style for all, each mossa has its own personality.
I am sure they are very useful in Sweden as well as attractive, wouldn't they be wonderful for our Michigan winters.