Monday, October 11, 2010


September - Elements - Express an element such as earth, air, water, fire. Again, the form can be whatever you like.

Title: Earth & Fire
Dimensions: Um, size 8-10 (Australian!)
Techniques & Materials Used: Wet felted merino panels, feather-stitched together by hand
Date Created: Autumn, 2010

Title: Earth.
Materials and technique; wet felted pot hand dyed wool silk sari silk waste and earth toned button for embelishment.
dimensions 5 inches high
Date made 2009 completed in 2010
artist: Tess

Title To Fly
Dimensions The hanging bit of the ornament is about 6 inches long the butterfly itself is
about three inches wide and probably about two or so inches tall  Techniques & Materials Used wet felting and needle felting and a litlte sewing and threading.

Title: Coastline
Dimensions: 5"x7"
Techniques & Materials Used: recycled sweater, mixed breed wool, Wensleydale locks, embroidery thread; machine and hand needle felted, hand embroidered
Date Created: August 2010
Artists Name: Ruth Lane

Juniper, a female Basset Hound
almost 3 inches to the top of her head, about 4 & 1/2 inches from the base of the tail to the end of the nose
a Polyfil body needle felted over a wire armature and then colors are applied and felted to finish the color of the dog and for final sculpting of more prominent features.

Title - 'Cloud 9'
Dimensions - 5"x3"x3"
Techniques & Materials Used - Oval core with little balls of different sizes attached all over it with a final whispy layer-white wool from unknown origins, grey roving, blue roving- needle felted sculpture
Date Created - 9/9/10
Artists Name - Karen aka LittleCuddlers

Title: Conversation on world peace
Dimensions about 15'' tall
Techniques & Materials Used needle and wet felting
Date Created: spring 2010
earth and water (represented by the globe)
air by the dove
and fire by the desire and the will of changing things
Artists Name: Louou

Title: SOLAR
Outside dimensions: 19 1/2" by 16 1/2"
Completed: June 2010
Wet felt.
Fibres: Dark Romney, Finn (yellow), Merino, sari silk, bits of wool yarn, hand dyed wool fibres
I included a close up of the piece to better see the movement of colours.
What better illustration of life, light, fire than our own sun! Inspired by recent pictures of the sun from space.

I have just started to experiment with wool. I bought a beautiful piece of hand dyed wool and I decided to create a wall hanging with a small piece of it. I used some turquoise and magenta wool roving to create a butterfly with a swirling flying trail to represent flight in the air. I beaded and added yarn scraps as a border and beads to the butterfly. I then used yarn to attach it to a drift wood branch to hang it.

Made with natural colored Icelandic wool.

Monday, August 30, 2010


August - Movement - Express a movement such as jumping, dancing, running etc. Again, this can be in any format that you wish.

Title The Bobtails job
Dimensions 3 x 4 . 5 inches
Technique and materials used.....wet felted with various merino fibe and hand dyed mohair from my Angora goats, little bit of hand embroidery and machine stitching.
Date created August 2010
Artist Tess.

Title Exploding stars
Dimensions 2 or so inches wide, and about four inches long
Technique and materials used.....Merino wool roving, silk blend merino and BFL for the "stars" wet felted over a resist made from bubble wrap.
Date created August 31st 2010
Artist WhingingNinja AKA Jess

Monday, July 26, 2010

July challenge - Feelings

Title Here comes the bride
Dimensions about 12''
Techniques & Materials Used wet and needle felting, merino
Date Created june 2010

Techniques and materials: All beads and the cross were needle felted, with Norwegian C-1 batt. The thin cord wrapped around the cross was wet felted. It is all strung together with silk beading thread. It also includes gold tone beads and one gold filled St. Francis medal.
completed on June 15th, 2010
Created by jjb

June Challenge- Felt an Abstract

Title: Welted Waves
Dimensions: 19" x 16"
Techniques & Materials Used: Merino, falkland, silk carrier rods, wool neps, silk, wool yarn
Date Created: February, 2010
Artists Name: Pat Moore (patdixie)

Lorna Rankin

Title: "Fire under the Snow"
Dimensions: 13.5 inches by 18"
Fibres: Dark Romney, Targhee/Rambouillet, Finn, Angelina, silk, and other local wool from mixed breed sheep
Wet felting, with needle felting for details.
Completed June 2010.
Inspired by volcano eruption in Iceland.....

Title: Hot Topography
Dimensions: 11" diameter
Techniques & Materials Used: mixxed breed wool, merino, Wensleydale locks, various embroidery threads; wet felted, hand embroidered
Date Created: May 2010
Artists Name: Ruth Lane

Title: Floor mat
Dimensions: 2m x 1.5 at start. 1.5m x1.4m at end
Techniques & Materials Used: Prefelt core, Needlefelted finn wool mix, prefelted rectangles of assorted green wool!
Date Created:June 2010
Artists Name:Amanda Heikkinen

Here is my entry for this months challenge.
title: "Moroccan Fantasy"
Dimensions: 12 x 9 inches.
Techniques and Materials used: Merino fibre, hand dyed Mohair locks, hand dyed Silk carrier rods, hand dyed cotton scrim. Wet felted and machine embroidered.
Date: 20th June 2010.
Artist: Tess.

The Green
68cm x 74cm
Wet and needle felted
Merino 64 wool and bamboo
March 2010

Title: Untitled
Dimensions: Approx 30 x 40 cm
Technique & materials: Wet felted merino wool with silk hankies and trapped threads. Felted in one large piece, then cut into sections and felted further. Embellished with buttonhole stitch, beads, thread covered washers and kumihimo braids. Inspired by the colours of the sunset at sea.
Date created: Completed June 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May Challenge

May - Sculpture - Felt a sculpture - this could be almost anything as long as it is in a sculptural format i.e. 3 dimensional.

Title; "Normie Knobs"
dimensions; 5 inches
technique and materials used, needlefelted using merino and spun wool.
Date; 2009.
artist: Tess

Title Bald eagle
Dimensions Approx 15 x15 cms
Techniques & Materials Used - Finn wool, locks of unknown origin plus a few teeswater locks. Needle felted
Date Created 02 05 2010
Artists Name Amanda Heikkinen


'Pimp my Toaster'
West Pier
May 2009
approx 18cm x 12cm
Merino wool - wet felted

This is a pic of Li'l Benny, my son when he was about 3yrs old,

Felted World
Title - Richie
Dimensions - 12" Tall
Techniques & Materials Used - Needle felted wool over a wire armature
Date Created - May 2010
By - Robert Egbert

Title: Felt head
Dimensions: 6.5 inches tall
Techniques & Materials Used: Needle felted, carded lambswool and English 56s
Date Completed: 28th May 2010
Artists Name: zed

Title: The cat lady
Dimensions 15 inches
Techniques & Materials Used needle and wet felting of merino
Date Created spring 2010

Title: Cecily, Serpent of the Sherbet Sea
Needle and wet felt combo
NZ Corriedale, Merino, small bit of wire in tail
Completed: May 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

APRIL CHALLENGE Portrait or Self Portrait

This months challenge is to Felt a figure or a flat felt piece in the portrait form - this can be of another person or do a self Portrait,

100% needle felted
Hand dyed Merino lambswool
Made 19th of Feb 2010


Title Man in the Moon
Dimensions 24cms diameter
Techniques & Materials Used Needlefelted using Finn wool and short fibred carded Merino
Date Created April 2010
Artists Name Amanda Heikkinen

Title A visit from aunt Rosa
Dimensions 18 ''
Techniques & Materials Used neddle and wet felting + a bit of up-cycled wool
Date Created spring 2010
Artists Name loulou

title: "Tinx" over the stable door.
Dimensions: 12 x 9
Techniques and materials used: Merino fibre and wool, Mohair locks. wet felted background with needle felted sculpted head.
Date; 30th April 2010.
Artist: Tess.