Posts Tagged ‘felting’

Spotlight On: Felting

Often find myself admiring the felted items on Craftster. Must admit though that I’ve never really checked how they were actually made. Now that I have, gotten a whole new appreciation for the art. Felting is one of the oldest forms of textile art, and there are two kinds; wet and dry. The difference is [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Sue Walton

Sue Walton is a fibre artist from Suffolk, England. “My passion as a textile artist is driven by the texture and tactile nature of the materials themselves and the seemingly limitless ways in which they can be worked.  With an underpinning of traditional techniques, I exploit the manipulative properties of fibres and combine them with [...]

July 17, 2013 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! A poodle moth! by petskin The Frozen Sturgeon [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents:Beefranck’s Emporium – Miszek

Hi everybody! This week I wanted to show you the work of Miszek, who makes soft toys and needle felted figures. You can see more from Miszek at his website and his etsy store. Great things await!

Handmade Gift Ideas: Wet Felted Vessel

Wet felting is a craft that can take a bit of time, but with all the techniques you use to get those fibers to lock together it can be good to get out some energy! You can make this gorgeous felted vessel without too many special supplies, and roving is available in some big box [...]

Fiber Thursday: Felt “painting”

I love everything about this piece: the colors, the texture, the design… piskie-mishkie is debating on whether to make a pillow from it or keep it as a wall hanging. That’s a tough one. I think I’d have to hang it; what a great focal piece it would be. Thanks for sharing, piskie-mishkie! This is [...]

iToad – needle felted Roomba costume

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Lizards and wool and roombas, oh my! I have to admit I am a little bit of a Roomba enthusiast. Mine even has a name! I’ve contemplated making him a costume, but whatever I made could never compete with this! It’s felted from Romney and Jacob wool into the [...]

Stitch Wars

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… So GabardineAngus sent us a tweet, saying we just had to check out this site. Holy crap. Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery are having an exhibition of Star Wars crafts called “Stitch Wars”! It took all I had not to bombard you with the pictures because they’re all [...]

How to Felt Wool

Felting is the oldest method of making fabric, dating back to at least 6500 BCE. It is still very popular today, using ancient methods. Making felt ties us back to our ancestors throughout the millennia. It also makes for some pretty awesome crafty projects. Felting refers to several processes for making felt, a type of [...]

Craftster Crush: krissykat

Krissykat is one of those crafty ladies that just seems to be able to do anything, and do it with style. You’ll often find her active on the Felting boards, but she can also embroider, knit, crochet, spin, sew, stencil, sculpt polymer clay, and make jewelry! Phew!