Halloween is almost here and I’m getting into the spooky spirit! In researching this column over the years, I have seen an enormous variety of felt artwork, from hyper-realistic to super kawaii. It takes a little digging, but there is another side to needle felting. A dark side. A grotesque and sinister side. OK, maybe not sinister, but freaky – freaky felt. I’ve plumbed the depths of the weird and woolly for this Halloween installment of Felter Skelter. These are some of my favorite felt creations because they manage to transcend the warm and fuzzy characteristics of the medium through the artists’ use of texture, theme, or subject. Scroll on for the photos, if you dare!
Are You Ready For Adventure?
The House of Felts
BONUS: One creepy cutie, because I can’t resist a cutie:
Make sure to click through to see more wonderful felt artwork by each of these artists. Happy Halloween everybody!
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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!