TextileArtist.org article & interview

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 […]

Surface technique

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.

“Shingle” sample

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 on Mr.X Stitch: Felter Skelter column

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 […]

Needle-felting Q & A video chat

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. http://youtu.be/rzs_TOFU6E4

April Recap

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 […]