Showing posts with label Needle Felting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Needle Felting. Show all posts

Monday, May 31, 2010

Permission 2 Play - Needle Felting Class



May found us learning the technique of...

Needle Felting


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Everyone is gathered at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in Philomath Oregon to learn Needle Felting



Instructor: Cindy McNutt-Kaestner
Displaying one of her felted pieces



Felted Flower Class Sample
By Instructor: Nancy Bryant




The students were anxious to check out the felted class samples




Martha is trying out the felting machine...




Nancy is helping Jan & Andy learn to needle felt by hand

Andy is a photographer from the Gazette Times Newspaper in Corvallis, Oregon
He arrived with Reporter, Rachel Beck, to do an article about our Permission 2 Play Art Quilt Group.

CLICK HERE to read the Gazette Times Article



Barbara.........Pink & Purple Hand Felted Piece




Virginia.........Hand Felted Landscapes




Martha........really enjoyed using the felting machine!




Jan.......Hand Needle Felting Piece




Martha........Hand & Machine Needle Felted Tree


Many Thanks to JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop for sponsoring this FREE class offering to cancer diagnosed patients. A warm hug to Cindy & Nancy for leading this most enjoyable needle felting technique!


See you in June......we are creating home made stamps!


CLICK HERE to learn more about Permission 2 Play Classes

CLICK HERE to view our Healing Stitches Exhibit

CLICK HERE to view our Mixed Media Class


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Needle Felting.......Landscape




A few weeks ago I experienced hand felting for the first time.

This is what I made...


Felted Shoulder Bag




This bag was designed and created by fellow instructor, Nancy Bryant
We had a play day a few weeks ago and she provided me with a kit to create my own bag.




Hand Felted Shoulder Bags



I had such a great experience with my first felting project!

Today I plan to play around with felting again.


This time I am creating a felted landscape piece

Let's see what the day brings...





Hand Felting Needle Tool

I am pushing the safety shield down so you can see all of the very sharp barb needles.




Hand Felting Needle Tool

This safety shield helps protect you from felting your fingers along with the wool roving.




Layering several shades of blue wool roving at the top for the sky area





Using a very, very firm piece of foam on the underside, I push the needle felting tool up and down which pushes the wool roving deep into the fibers of the background.





I decided to add some fibers in with the wool roving





At this point, I am about an hour or so into this felted project.
These pieces move along rather quickly.
They are also very addicting.....you don't want to stop!




All of the wool roving has been felted at this point.

I am now ready to add some bead work to this...





The beads added lots of texture to this piece




This was a lot of fun to put together.



Hand Felted Landscape




Ivy growing INSIDE the doorway to the Thread Shed

I think a bit of trimming is in order!





Lavender Iris




Dark Pink Iris

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


CLICK HERE to see my first Needle Felting play day

CLICK HERE to view Fabric Painting

CLICK HERE to view Take-A-Long Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn

Monday, April 26, 2010

Needle Felting Play Day...



I spent the day with friends...
This is my first attempt at playing with Needle Felting

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Cindy's spiral.....in progress




I am adding leaves to my piece...




Kathi's flower piece...




Cindy using vibrant colors on a black background




I found this to be so relaxing and fun!




Cindy using a chop stick to hold her wool roving in place




Kathi shared her gorgeous bright wool roving with me.
Now......that is a true friend!

Look for more needle felting posts next month...


Photos Courtesy of Nancy Bryant

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to find out about my Shaving Cream Printing Class in May

CLICK HERE to view Flowers for My Sissy Slide show

CLICK HERE to view my studio.....The Thread Shed


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn