Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December Challenge

December Challenge is all about the Seasons, Your favorite season, all four seasons or perhaps representations of the seasons of life.



fleurdefibre
Wet felt.
About the size of a tennis ball.
Wool, mohair, metallic yarn, wool yarn.
Made in November 09.

fleurdefibre
Autumn Colours felt ball
About the size of a tennis ball.
Wet felt. Fabric core. Chained linen, crochet and embedded on the fibres.
Colours are from wool yarn, woven on the surface before felting.
Crochet linen bead.... extension of the linen on the ball.
Made in October '09, in the peak of the Fall colours!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fleurdefibre
http://picasaweb.google.ca/fleurdefibre



brattyblueeyes
Mr and Mrs Claus
Needle felted with Dorset wool
Each 11 inches tall



Shepherdess
Title: summer sunset
Dimensions:10x12
Method: wet felted using a prefelt base. using icelandic batt. Not sure which long wool breed the curls are.
Made: Dec 12 2009
Artist: Ann McElroy
http://www.shepherdsspringfarm.ca/



MTRuth
Title: Christmas Ornaments
Dimensions: 3" diameter
Method: Wet felted over plastic whiffle balls with bell inside, needle felted designs, yarn hanger - mixed breed wool, merino, commercial yarn for hanger
Made: November and December 2009
Artist: Ruth Lane
http://ruthsfiberphotos.blogspot.com/
http://www.purplepomegranate.com/



Tess
Title: Snowflake the little Alpaca Cria.
Dimensions: approx 5 inches
Techniques and materials used. Needle felted with whiter NZ merino, glass beads Xmas themed fabric, wool stuffing gold thread for halter.
Date created: Dec 2008.
Artist: Tess.


Tess
Title: "The little Drummer Boy"
Dimensions: approx 6 inches
technique and materials used: Needle felted Aplaca fibre from Sarah's herd, glass bead eyes embroidered, Xmas themed cushion stuffed with wool fibre and drum.
Date created: Dec 2008.
Artist: Tess.



jeanm
Here is the elf I used on a greeting..... not time to do another right now. He is about 2" by 2" ....all needle felted and created December 20th.
Jean
http://www.picturetrail.com/jeanym
http://flickr.com/photos/11734102@N08



Feltfinland
Title Robin
Dimensions approx 15 cms long and 10 cms high
Techniques & Materials Used :Entirely needle felted using Finn wool and Norwegian C1
Date Created December 2009
Artists Name:Amanda Heikkinen - FeltFinland
http://www.feltfinland.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltfinland/
http://feltfinland.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Challenge Entries

Lets go on a magical journey through the world of faeries and fantasy.




Ben Mcfuzzylugs
Title
Felix the Sea horse/ Dragonfly
Dimensions
Approx 6 inches (not the wooden prop)
Techniques & Materials Used
Needle felted onto a wire tail with Angelina wings
Date Created
2/11/2009
BenMcuzzylugs (Pam)
http://benmcfuzzylugs.blogspot.com/



The Enchanted World
Feltfinland
Title Not from this planet!
Dimensions Approx 8"/15-20 cms tall including pot
Techniques & Materials Used Needlefelted using Finn and Norwegian C1 wool, felted yarn
Date Created October -November 2009
Amanda Heikkinen
http://www.feltfinland.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltfinland/
http://feltfinland.blogspot.com/



Rosiewildwoman
I have a fascination with pods and find their life process from beginning to end a magical journey. The "Sprouting Pod" emerged as I played with the wool and I inserted the sprouts into a felted "taco like" shell and then added some beads and wire and attached the the creation to a colorful headband. It is a kick to wear. My inspiration also came from the "Fascinator Hats and Head pieces that I have been researching.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildwomancreations/collections/72157621745245215



kategreg
title : little elf (brooch)
Dimensions : 3 inches
Techniques & Materials Used :wool needle felting
Date Created : september 2009
http://katelovegreg.blogspot.com/
http://handmadebyvicky.blogspot.com/




Dunsire
My Nymph is now complete and she stands 14" or 35.5 cms high when standing. The Nymph and Robin are made from Merino tops and the forest floor is some wool fancy spun I bought by whim. I lay a piece of bought felt on a block of packing material and felted the forest floor onto that. The rocks are a mixture of 15 year old wool and some black and grey Merino.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunsire/



DooflinkyDolls
Name: Gilbert
Created: Sept 2009
Size: roughly 4" x 7"
Material: NZ Corriedale, small amount of Merino and Coopworth/Silk Noil Blend.
Joyce C.
http://dooflinkydolls.blogspot.com/


oddfae
Name: Handstand
Created: Nov 2009
Size: 6" tall
Material: NZ Corriedale, Merino roving
http://oddfae.blogspot.com/
http://www.oddfae.etsy.com/


brattyblueeyes
This is Zoad! And he is looking for love... XOXO
Title: Zoad
Dimensions:10 inches high
Techniques and Materials: Needle felted with N 1 wool
Date: November 2009


oiolin
Title: Dragons in love.
Dimensions: He is 8cm high, She's 7cm.
Techniques & Materials Used: Needle felting. Dyed wool.
Date Created: October 2009
Artists Name: oiolin (Maria Voznesenskaya)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October Challenge

October Challenge is anything from the sky above to the ocean's below.



Kaza
Garden of Flowers
All needle felted using Corriedale, merino, gotland, viscose nepps and my spindle spun coil yarn.
Measures approx 10inch by 6inch,
http://www.kaza.etsy.com/
http://www.karensfeltworks.artfire.com/
http://www.karensfeltworks.blogspot.com/




MrsG2003
Title: Fishies
Dimension: 6" x 10"
Date completed: Spring 2009
Techniques: Needle felted
Materials: alpaca fleece (of course)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31272800@N05/



mlmtf6
Title: Splashy IV award
Dimension: 8" x 5" approximately (I forgot to measure but it's a cigar box)
Date completed: Spring 2009
Techniques: Needle felted, collage
Materials: wool roving, paper, pearls, seashells, pewter face, etc.



Jasmine
http://natureswhispers.blogspot.com/2009/10/climate-change.html



zed
Here's mine:
Title: Sea and Sunset
Dimension: 9.5" x 18"
Date completed: 17th October 2009
Techniques: textured felt-sewn into netting and felted in the washing machine
Materials: merino, wensleydale, Bluefaced Leicester, organza, silk scarf, silk hankies, carded icelandic, lambswool, English 56s
Artist: zed
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zedster01
http://feltbyzed.blogspot.com/



Tess
Title: Ingers Homespun.
Materials: homespun wool, Merino fibre, wool neps glass beads, and plaited homespun for the strap.
Techniques used. slightly needlefelted homespun into shapes and laid it all out for wet felting. Some free motion machine embroidery, embelished with glass beads.
dimensions , 6 x 5 1/2.
Artist: Tess
Dated completed: October 09.




loulou
''Ovo'' is the name
18'' (45cm) in height
Completed in early spring 2009
Needle and wet felting are the techniques
merino and silk are the material



MirlyElfie
Backing is premade wool felt. Design is needle felted.
merino roving and other wool roving (not sure what kind)
size is around 11" by 11"
Sea Dragon
Mirly



funnyfelter
Size is a little bigger than 6" square.
Gail x
http://www.gailburtonart.com/
http://www.gailburtonart.blogspot.com/




MTRuth
Title: Surf's Up
Dimensions: 11" x 16"
Techniques & Materials Used: Needle felted on Janome needle felting machine; Recycled Fulled Sweater, merino, cheesecloth (scrim), silk, leicester locks, Cotswold cross, mixed breed wool, mohair locks.
Date Created: October 18th
http://ruthsfiberphotos.blogspot.com/
http://www.purplepomegranate.com/



kategreg
fish baby rattle
http://katelovegreg.blogspot.com/
http://handmadebyvicky.blogspot.com/



Feltfinland
Title: Jellyfish
Dimensions: 31 x 83 cms
Techniques & Materials Used: Background - Finn wool, merino and silk. Jelly fish - needle felted body to prefelt stage - then wet felted with hand spun yarn, shop yarn, soya, silk hanky, wool knops for detail.
Date Created: October 21st 2009
http://www.feltfinland.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltfinland/
http://feltfinland.blogspot.com/



judelicious
Title: Great Barrier Reef
Dimensions: 37x37 cms approx
Techniques & Materials Used: Wet felted overlocking off-cuts (cotton/polyester ribbing) in merino
Date Created: October 16th 2009

judelicious
Title: Bay of Islands, Gt Ocean Rd, Vic
Dimensions: Mmm, I don't recall. About 40x70cm
Techniques & Materials Used: Wet felted merino and silk embellished with an assortment of buttons and beads
Artist: Jude
http://www.flickr.com/photos/judeliciousfelts/



patdixie
Title: Sparkly Fish
Dimensions: 5.5 inches x 7 inches
Techniques & material: backing is merino prefelt that I dyed pink, everything else is romney with some added bling of hot fix "jewels"
Date created: Needle felted in May, jewels added October 28, 2009
Artist: Pat Moore




filzweiber
Title: Under the sea
Dimensions: 28 x 34 cm
Techniques & Materials Used: Wetfelting ( Merinowook and Merinolocks, pieces of taffeta fabric was feltet in
Date Created: October 30th



Fee
Title: Ginger's adventures
Dimensions: 19x11 inches
Techniques & Materials Used: wet felted Merione and Corriedale
Date Created: October 30th
http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/mydogxena/Felting/?action=view&current=52ba1d80.pbw&t=1245168454




Shepherdess
Title: flower sculpture
Dimensions: 11x10x6.5
Technique: wet felted and needle felt to attach the middle bits.
Fiber: medium domestic sheep's wool and silk
Date created spring 09(I think....is it fall already?)
Artist: Ann
http://www.shepherdsspringfarm.ca/

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SEPT CHALLENGE, Things that go together

September Challenge is to create things that go together.




teriann
I guess I'll start out the "go together" challenge with a loose interpretation of the theme.
These guys are going on an adventure together.
Here they are on a recent trip to the Pt Betsie Lighthouse. Frankfort, Mi.
Title: Benzie Gnomes
Dimensions: 8" tall
Techniques & Materials Used: Needle Felted Wool and Alpaca
Date Created: August 2009
Artists Name: Teriann
http://www.tericanepa.com/


Feltfinland
Title - Group Hug!
Dimensions - between 2-4 inches fat and 3-6 inches long eye stalk!
Techniques & Materials Used - Needlefelted Finn and Norwegian C1 wool
Date Created - Spring /Summer 2009
http://www.feltfinland.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltfinland/
http://feltfinland.blogspot.com/



ksyushenka
So here is my set :-D
Title "Kalla"
Dimensions: Scarf ca. 100 x 20 cm
Flower ca. 17,0 x 7,5 cm
Techniques & Materials Used wet felting, wool, silk
Date Created summer 2009
http://de.dawanda.com/shop/ksyushenka




judelicious
Title: Who Says a Princess has to wear Organza??
Dimensions: Size 1 (12-18mths)
Materials & Techniques Used: (Inger will recognise these as she sent mot of these to me in the fibre swap, and converted me to 16micron merino, thanks Inger!!) Nuno felted over resist merino and silk reversible dress, with merino and silk wet felted on resist hat. Flower and cord decorations also wet felted.
Date Created: September 2009
Artist: Judelicious Felts
http://www.flickr.com/photos/judeliciousfelts/





Feltstruction
Title: Twins
Dimensions: 7" x 4 1/2"
Techniques & Materials Used: Needle felted white polyester. Put into a jellybean jar with salted tea.
Date Created: Finished Sept 22, 2009.
Artists Name:Feltstruction



Tess
Title: Beads
Dimensions: Necklace has a 15 inch drop.
Materials Used: Pumice stone, glass beads, Merino wool.
Techniques used: I wet felted and embelished with tiny black seed beads the centre piece of Pumice from Mount Ruapehu (an active volcano) in the central North Island of New Zealand, then wet felted various sized beads using mauve and yellow toned merino wool, and created a necklace and bracelet.
Dated created: September 2009
Artist: Tess




zed
Title Feltunited
Dimensions aprox 10.5 x 10.5 inches each
Techniques & Materials Used wet felted with merino tops and dyed silk top, handspun and felted yarn
Date Created 15th and 17th September 09
Artists Name zed
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zedster01
http://feltbyzed.blogspot.com/




Shepherdess
Artist: Ann McElroy
Title: wool and silk hats
technique: wet felt over resist
materials: wool and hand dyed silk caps
Size: 22.5 hat size
Made: spring 09
http://www.shepherdsspringfarm.ca/