In this column, I would like to show you some wonderful and wearable needle felt creations. Much of the artwork I feature here is sculpture, probably because that’s what I make, but I love to see how others are pushing the boundaries of the medium and wearables are a great example of that. Below, you will find images from four artists who use needle felt to create and embellish jewellery and accessories. Not only are these beautiful examples of needle felt, they are also fabulous, fashion-forward statement pieces – the perfect addition to any fibre art lover’s wardrobe.
There are many other examples of felt on Mr X Stitch so make sure you check them out via the links at the end of this post too!
Misswoolfelt is the culprit maker for these awesome felt pieces above. They do not have a website – but they are inspirational for us to even have a go ourselves !
Zany Days who is the maker for the four images above again doesn’t have a website, but hey, good visual fun for us!
Nazomi crafts works off Etsy, so please check them out to see their latest work!
Lithe-Fider* classifies themselves as: ‘Eclectic artisan dabbling in many art mediums. I love to design characters and bring things to life. I sew, felt, watercolour, draw, sculpt, make costumes, makeup, and cast/mould. I am highly interested in learning animatronics. I want to work in making props and puppets, or in stop motion.’ They are the artist responsible for the images below….
* I realize the last photo is not actually wearable, but I couldn’t resist! This sweet giraffe is a mixed media fiber sculpture, made with needle felt, batik, lace, and free motion quilting by Nyssa Benthin of Lithe-Fider.
If you have enjoyed this column and want more cute animal feltwork, why not check out this post where we look at cats?
Or maybe you fancy treating yourself to a new book, if so, read our review of this one on wearable felt art and see if it is worth a purchase!
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.
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!