Mythical Felt

Felter Skelter - your essential needle felting column from Mr X Stitch!

Mythical, mystical, made-upical… whatevs. Look at these creatures brought to life in poked-wool form, won’t you? Thank you!


Oooh, a Baku! This was made by Davina Behin Jones (aka Familiar Oddlings) and she writes “The baku is a Japanese mythical creature that guards your sleep and will eat your nightmares.”

Gorgeous! I wonder if a baku could eat that reoccurring dream you have where you’re at your grandma’s house but it isn’t your grandma’s house and you are hiding in the garden but your hands are made of phyllo dough and there are about 47 squirrels around you but they all have tiny Martha Stewart heads and are really hungry and mad at you about it and… What?


This is the lovable Ludo from the film Labyrinth, as created in wool by Fairyspit. Some mystics claim that both this sculpture and the Ludo puppet in the film are far more emotive, engaging, and authentic than was Jennifer Connelly’s performance. (Mystics are so bitchy!)

A Scent

This is the latest piece by Shove Mink (aka Croshame) as part of her continuing mixed-media Pink Series. She writes “My main intent with this series is to present both a critique and a celebration of modern womanhood.” Go look at all the photos and watch the Beauty Myth take a kick to the crotch.
Felter Skelter is written by Moxie, who is an artist, fiber pusher and genuine human being. Why yes, she would love a taste of what you’re eating. | |  |  |  @madebymoxie

What Technique Is This?

Needle Felting is the process of using a notched or “barbed” needle to compress layers of wool into denser felt that can be manipulated to create 3D sculptures. It is different to wet felting, which uses water to combine wool fibres, and these days there are a range of felting tools available that can enable you to make your own soft sculptures with ease!

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Moxie Lieberman

Moxie Lieberman is an American artist based in Seattle, Washington. Her primary medium is needle felting, but Moxie expresses ideas with embroidery, cross stitch, e-textiles and more.

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