Needle Felt and Fiber Flowers


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

I’ve spent a lot of time on the fauna of the woolly world, so this month’s column is dedicated to the flora. Vastly outnumbered by animals, felt plants are like a rare treat. Some of the photos below I’ve been saving for a long time, while others are new discoveries. Although some of these are not strictly needle felt, I think that you will agree that they are among the finest felt flowers, plants, and mushrooms around!

Felttess
Felttess
Felttess

Felttess (Etsy)

Mafiz
Mafiz
Mafiz

Mafiz (Etsy)

Odile Bailloeul
Odile Bailloeul
Odile Bailloeul

Odile Bailloeul (blog)

Victoriya Kozyr
Victoriya Kozyr
Victoriya Kozyr

Victoriya Kozyr (website)

The Fiber Florist
The Fiber Florist
The Fiber Florist

The Fiber Florist (Etsy)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s column. Are YOU interested in being featured? I’m always happy to review needle felt artwork (of any subject). Happy felting!


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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Zoë Williams

Zoë Williams creates needle felt sculptures based on spirits, sacred creatures, and dreams. Her work is concerned with the intersection of the (inner) realm of the collective unconscious and the (outer) kingdom of nature. She lives and works in New York City.

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