Manooni – Feelgood Felts


Felter Skelter - Needle Felt Art Inspiration

Welcome to Felter Skelter, your essential guide for needle felting inspiration and ideas!

One of the best things about needle felting is how is inspires creations that put a smile on your face. Whether it’s the softness of the material, or the meditative quality of the process, there are so many wonderfully wistful woolly creations out there, and at Felter Skelter, we’re going to focus on this genre to add a bit of felty fun to your life!

This month we’re sharing the work of Hannah and Olga Dovhan from Ukraine, who are better known as Manooni.

Manooni - Mr Sun - Needle Felting
Manooni – Mr Sun – Needle Felting

Whatever the weather, Manooni’s creations will make you feel warm inside.

Manooni - Lotus Flower - Needle Felting
Manooni – Lotus Flower – Needle Felting

There’s no denying that these characters would bring a bit of chill to your life, whether it’s a bit of lotus flower inspiration…

Manooni - White Owls - Needle Felting
Manooni – White Owls – Needle Felting

… or the silent swooping of these white owls. I can’t help thinking that a bit of Manooni should be prescribed for everyone’s home. You can see the inspiration for these pieces on Hanna’s instagram, where her mid-century inspired artistic output has echoes of Matisse.

Manooni - Flying Ghost - Needle Felting
Manooni – Flying Ghost – Needle Felting

You can spin through the Manooni Instagram to see the pieces you’ve missed, because on their Etsy store they only have a few pieces available at a time and they sell like hot cakes!

Manooni - Geometric Friends - Needle Felting
Manooni – Geometric Friends – Needle Felting

It can be a challenge to make simple forms that are on point, but Manooni seem to hit the mark every time. To use an investing term, I’m bullish on these guys!

Manooni - Noble Bull - Needle Felting
Manooni – Noble Bull – Needle Felting

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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!

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Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery is the founder of the Mr X Stitch site, the world's longest running embroidery blog, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is also the founder of XStitch, the game-changing cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

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