Felter Skelter: Incredible (Felt) Insects!


Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams creates needle felt sculptures based on dreams and visions. She lives and works in New York City.

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This month’s column features a somewhat unusual subject for needle felted artwork – felt insects!

You might think that felt is better suited to warm and fuzzy creatures, but these artists prove that bugs and butterflies can be felted too. Check out my insects collection below and as always, click on each artist’s name for more! 🐛🐜🦋🐞


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Lydia Needle

Lydia’s ongoing 50 BEES project was devised to showcase the plight of the British bee. So far she has exhibited and published three collections of her wonderful felt and embroidery bees, working tirelessly in support of these tiny, but important creatures. 🐝


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Frivolous Forest


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Piping Plover Love


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Kayla Edgar 

I realize this last one is a spider and therefore not technically an insect, but it was too wonderful not to include! 🕷️


I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s column and thank you for reading!


After six and a half years, I am retiring from the blog. It has been a pleasure sharing felt artwork with you and I’m looking forward to seeing where Felter Skelter goes next. You can still find me and my own felt creatures at zoewilliams.com ❤️

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  • Zoe, Thank you for all the hard work you put into your felt features. It has been such an education for this cross stitcher and knitter.

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