The lovely Kate Barsotti of pencilandsheep.com wrote Needle Felting: From Factory to Gallery for TextileArtist.org. It’s an intriguing and humorous look at the history of felting, the differences between wet-felting and ‘dry’-felting schools and includes work & interviews from Stephanie Metz, Zoe Williams and myself. At the very beginning of my felting career, I did […]
It looks simple, and it is… except for the complicated parts. Make two-toned prefelt. Insert tiny glass marbles & secure with rubber bands. Needle-felt over base. Wet-felt. Needle-felt openings over marbles. Pop marbles out. Wet-felt again. Needle-felt again. See… nothing to it! 😉 *For reference, the marbles are 1/2″ diameter.
When I received my copy of “Filz Experiment” by Annette Quentin-Stoll, I knew I’d have to try out many of the techniques she plays with. Although in German (which I don’t comprehend at all), the photos are fairly easy to follow along. This sample started out as thin 18″ x 14″ merino pre-felt. First stitched, […]
Feature Interview on Felter Skelter Zoe Williams asks me the tough questions and she doesn’t back down! 😉 How did I come to needle-felting? What do I love about the medium? What do I hate about it? What advice would I give folks starting out? Ok, it’s a very nice spread with lots of pictures […]
If you missed the live chat, Zoe has graciously posted it to YouTube for us. It’s short of an hour long and we cover a variety of topics. If you have any questions leave me comment.
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Surprise nudibranch in the Sunday paper! A post shared by Shana Kohnstamm (@yesthisisshana) on Jun 4, 2013 at 8:11am PDT The lovelies at Metro Arts Commission sure do like my work!
How did a whole month pass me by so fast!? April was a great month and in a perfect universe I’d be blogging about every wonderful thing that happened. And before I get sidetracked into a discussion about perfection and humanity and ‘what is the universe, anyway”, I better just share the highlights with you […]
** Thanks to all the Pinterest users for making this the most popular post on my blog! If you love it, please repin it! Want more tutorials? Let me know what you want to learn! I regularly find myself on the look-out for items that can be used in the studio, that aren’t necessarily intended […]