Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Special Place to Learn How to Needle Felt

I am one happy felter!  I finally have the online Needle Felting Workshop site of my dreams!

It is brand new but we already have a bustling community of needle felting enthusiasts from around the world discovering the magic of needle felting right along with me.

Members have my entire library of online needle felting workshops at their disposal along with support forums and discussion groups.  I will be video blogging new workshops in segments as we film them and sharing new technique videos regularly as well. Members can follow along or bring their own projects.  I'm there to guide them as they master their skills and bring their ideas to life.

The Needle Felters Workshop is perfect for people just getting started and for more experienced needle felters alike!  There is something for everyone that loves sculptural needle felting.  Learn more about the fun everyone is having at The Needle Felters Workshop or Join Now for only $79.95 per year!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Making Whoopi! A Needle Felted Doll

Meet Li'l Whoopi

I was so excited to be commissioned to bring Whoopi Goldberg to life in needle felted wool. I couldn't have thought of of a better subject myself! She is solid needle felted wool with flexible needle felted joints. She stands on her own and is about 12" tall. I wet felted her dreadlocks using Merino Roving and for her glasses I used Merino prefelt that I needle felted and then wet felted. She was quite a project and a fun collaboration with my client. My only problem is saying goodbye! I literally fall in love with my dolls as they come to life on my felting pad. I have only recently started doing custom dolls for others instead of dolls for me - it is getting easier to part with them but never easy!

If you would love to learn the magic of sculptural needle felting, I'd love to show you how! I have several fun and comprehensive video workshops along with all of the tools and supplies you need!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Li'l Bob Dylan - Needle Felted Wool Doll

needle-felted-dylan-doll-bw11, originally uploaded by feltalive.
I just finished this cool cat - he was a custom commission and my second version of Dylan. For more photos -