Thursday, September 25, 2008

Needle Felting


Although needle felting in industry has been around for a while, home crafters are embracing this technique more and more. They are finding all kinds of uses and projects in which to incorporate it into their creative work. It's easy to understand because it is such a satisfying technique that gives beautiful results. You use special, barbed felting needles (the same used in industry today) to push the top layer of wool into deeper layers. The unique property of wool fiber that allows it to "stick" to itself causes the wool to felt.

First, I began to see these fascinating items in shops on Etsy. My favorite is Suzee's JubileeZ. Her creations are amazingly creative, with stories to charmingly illuminate each character. Here are some of her wonderful characters. Click on any picture to visit her shop.



7 comments:

SuzeesJubileeZ said...

Thank you very much Norma.

AltheaP said...

I love the spirit of Suzee's characters. Or is it that Suzee's little friends are characters like her?
Great blog!

Kari said...

Those are all so amazing, wonderful work!

Sweetland Retreat said...

Congrats, Suzee!! Your items rock!!

tori said...

Great selection of pieces, and Suzee is always so imaginative :)

Gina - RoseThistleArtworks said...

Suzee is a fantastic needlefelt artist whose creations have so much life and personality! GREAT felting artist feature!
Gina - RoseThistleArtworks

Ewes Your Imagination said...

Suzee, I think it was you who introduced me to the www.needlefelt.etsy.com team, so thank you! And it's so great to see your wild characters with stories to match on this cool blog!