Category Archives: Felting


Some red roving had been staring at me for days,  just asking to be needle felted into a piece.

I learned the technique of making the metal pieces from pop cans in a Hilary Rice workshop.


Red Fox 2

A few weeks ago I posted a watercolour of a red fox and said that I might do it in felt.

Well I did and here’s the result.

Red Fox needle felted portrait

Red Fox

Using the watercolour as a guide certainly helped the process.


One more felted tile for Fibre Fling 5  (next Friday and Saturday).

blue and green 3D felted tile


Warm and Cool Colours

Finished 2 small pieces this week for Fibre Fling 5.  One is done in cool colours, the other in warm.

Needle felted tile in cool colours



3D needle felted abstract in warm colours

Oranges & Lemons

Both are needle felted.


Just finished a new needle felted piece.  This time, for the background, I used a piece that I had wet felted years ago and never did anything with.



This will be one of the pieces shown at Out of the Box‘s Fibre Fling 5 show in early April.

Purple and Blue

A new needle-felted piece.  I’m not sure if it’s finished.  I need to live with it for awhile to see what it says to me.



I am enjoying playing with colour and texture.



Here is my latest felted piece.  It will be mounted on a painted canvas. I haven’t yet decided which colour or colours I’m going to paint it.  I have fooled around in Photoshop and have come up with several possible versions.


Possible colours for background

Which one do you like best?

This Old House

The house isn’t that old.  It’s just that my friends, Margo and Pat have bought a new one.  I felted them a reminder of their former house.

Calabogie House

Calabogie House




What a Relief!

I’m still felting.  Here are some tiles.









They take a fair amount of time to get them firm and the edges sharp.  But I enjoy the process even if my fingers are a little sore from stabbing myself with the needle.

Needle Felted Lilies

A number of years ago I needle felted this picture.

needle felted day lily - red

It is based on a photo I took of my neighbour’s day lily.  I cropped the photo and played with it on the computer and came up with the composition.  I used my embellishing machine to do most of the felting.  It was bought by friends of mine.

Last summer they asked for another picture. They wanted to hang the two pictures  on either side of the new picture window in their dining room.  I spent the summer wandering around taking pictures of flowers in the right colour range.  I used 2 of the pictures of day lilies and made sketches to decide on a composition.  This time I  needle felted it mostly by hand. needle felted day lily - orange

Needle felting is very forgiving.  During the making of the “painting” I made changes to the composition.  I had to move a few parts.  It was easy just to pull off the bits of wool and place them down in another spot. Adding things is even easier. Just lay down the fibre and needle felt it in.  It’s also a lot of fun, but you have to be careful or you’ll stab yourself.  The needles are very sharp.

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