Felt Journal Covers

These hand made notebook and journal covers have been hand felted using pure merino wool and silk.
All of the journal covers can be easily cleaned. The felt cover can be hand washed in cool water. Roll the felted journal cover in a towel to remove the excess water and lay flat to dry.

Please note: These items have been discontinued from my current product range. Please contact me if you would like to make a special order.

A6 Felted Journal Covers

Included is a hard cover A6 notebook consisting of:
96 sheets ( 192 pages)
Feint ruled
Size: A6

A6 Felted Journal Cover
A6 Felted Journal Cover
A6 Green Felted Journal Cover on Etsy

A6 Felted Journal Cover Sami Rock Art Bird
A6 Felted Journal Cover Sami Rock Art Bird
A6 Felted Notebook Cover: Saami Rock Art Bird on Folksy

A6 Notebook Cover Reindeer
A6 Notebook Cover Saami Rock Art Design: Reindeer
A6 Felt Journal Cover Sami Rock Art Reindeer

A5 Felted Journal Covers

Included is a hard cover A5 notebook consisting of:
80 sheets ( 160 pages)
80 gsm paper
Feint ruled
Size: A5 148mm x 210mm

A5 Felted Notebook Cover Purple Rose
A5 Felted Notebook Cover Purple Rose
A5 Felt Journal Cover Purple Rose on Etsy

A5 Journal Cover Sami Laavu
A5 Journal Cover Sami Laavu
A5 Felted Journal Cover Sami Rock Art Design: Laavu on Etsy

2016 Diary Felt Covers

Included is a hard cover A5 2016 One Week to View Diary
Size: A5 148mm x 210mm

A5 2016 Diary Cover Sun and Moon
A5 2016 Diary Cover Sun and Moon
A5 2016 Felted Diary Cover Saami Rock Art Design Sun and Moon

Linen Cushions

I love to make smaller felted art pieces. What better way to display them than on a natural linen pillow cover.

Each cushion has been sewn using fine quality European natural linen fabrics. The pillows are decorated with original felted art. The cushion has a zipper enclosure on the back.

Please look for some of my felt and linen cushion covers in my Etsy or Folksy shops.

Waterlily and Natural Linen Pillow Cover
Waterlily and Natural Linen Pillow Cover

Felted Iris and Natural Linen Pillow Cover
Felted Iris and Natural Linen Pillow Cover

Felted Ball Cat Toys

Please note: Due to a change in product focus, I am not currently making felted products. Please contact me if you have any questions.

This is a set of hand felted cat ball toys. The felted cat toys have been made using a wet felting method with hand dyed pure merino wool. The felt balls are made the old fashioned way, using ordinary soap, water and a wash board. The wool is shaped into a ball, then rolled by hand, dipping in hot and cold water, and then hard felted by rubbing on a washboard.

Musti - Felted Cat Toys
Musti – Felted Cat Toys

The production of each cat toy is carefully hand rolled under the watchful eye of my Quality Control Officer – Musti the Cat.

Cats are naturally attracted to the scent of wool and natural lanolin. You can roll the ball in a bit of catnip to give your cat a bit of extra pleasure.
If you would like the felted balls to be infused with catnip, please let me know and I can make a special order for you.
The felted cat balls are shipped in a small mesh gift bag, ready to give to someone as a special gift.

Felted Ball Cat Toys with Bell

This set of 2 Musticat wool felted balls are about 2 inch width in size. and have a small bell inside. As each cat ball is individually made, every one is unique and may be a slightly different colour than shown.
Price: £9.50

Sami Style Handbags

These felted handbags and purses are inspired by the traditional Saami designs of my ancestors.

Felted Saami Handbag
Felted Saami Handbag

This handbag has been felted with a blend of snowy white Merino and Blue Leicester wools. The bag has been decorated with a traditional Saami style handwoven braid.
Look for these in my Etsy shop or contact me if you would like to order a bag in a different colour or design.

Felted Saami Sun Shoulder Bag
Felted Saami Sun Shoulder Bag

#sami #sapmi #duodji #lapland

joulu tonttu

This Scandinavian style tonttu is a needle felted elf-like Christmas tree decoration. The tonttu like to wear colourful tall hats. The tonttu is very shy and doesn’t like it when people look him in the eye. He wears his hat over his eyes and peeks out when you are not watching.

Needle Felted Tonttu
Needle Felted Tonttu

A Tonttu (Finland) Tomte (Sweden) or Nisse (Norway) is a traditional creature from Scandinavian folklore typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. According to tradition, the tonttu live in the forest. Some tomtes secretly live in houses and act as a guardian to the household. If treated well, they protect children and animals from evil and misfortune. The Christmas tonttu brings gifts to children from Santa. Be sure to leave him a bowl of porridge on Christmas eve.

Needle Felted Christmas Gnomes
If you would like to have a tonttu of your own, please visit my Shop on Etsy.

Needle Felted Magic Mushroom
Needle Felted Magic Mushroom

Needle Felted Christmas Mushroom on Etsy

Red and coloured mushrooms are commonly found in the pine forests of Finland and Scandinavia. According to Scandinavian folklore the tonttu or elves can be found peeking out from behind mushrooms.

If you are lucky enough to own a Tonttu (Finland) Tomte (Sweden) or Nisse (Norway) of your very own, make him feel welcome by giving him a mushroom to hide behind.

Painting With Fibres Workshop

A wet felting workshop with the FLEWS Group.
Beginners Welcome.

Date: Sunday Sept 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Betchworth Village Hall
Station Road
Betchworth
RH3 7DF

This class is designed for the beginner felter. You will learn techniques of how to make a felted picture of a flower using templates for parts of the design. Bring along a picture or a photo of a flower by a famous artist that you would like to make. Google Images is a great place for ideas. The finished size of the felt piece will be approximately 12″ x 16″

Sunflowers Felt Art
Sunflowers Felt Art

For felting my tools are simple, I use bubble wrap and a spray bottle for water. Bring some along if you have some or I will have some available.
Also please bring some A4 paper, a pencil or pen and some scissors for making your design and templates. Also please bring an old towel (bath or beach size).
The fee will cover the cost of all fibre and materials.
To book a space at this workshop please contact the FLEWS Group.

Felt Art Fushcia
Felt Art Fushcia

Felted Lotus Flower on Silk
Felted Lotus Flower on Silk

Felted Iris Flower on Silk
Felted Iris Flower on Silk

More Felting Workshops

Felt a Bag

Felted Bag
Felted Bag Monet

Learn to felt a case for your Ipad.

Oxmarket Gallery

Painting with Wool

Oxmarket Gallery
Chichester, UK
August 5, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Painting with Wool
Painting with Wool

An exhibition of hand felted art paintings created by textile artist Paivi Suomi, who works from her studio in Chichester.
Wool and felt wall hangings have traditionally served both as art and with functional purpose to provide insulation to the walls and keep the draught out.

Felt art is very soft and tactile and is meant to be touched.

Felted Circles
Circles Felt Art

The images and colours of my world around me are the inspiration to create my art with wool. I hand dye most of my wools, yarns and silk fibres and use locally sourced wools wherever possible. These become the paints that create my canvas. A combination of hand crafting textile techniques: wet felting, dry needle felting, crochet, hand stitching and machine embroidery complete the work.

From an early age, the world of textiles has been Paivi’s passion. She studied hand weaving, hand spinning, felt making and colour theory at Kootenay School of the Arts in British Columbia. Paivi operates a business selling her limited edition hand spun yarns. More recently Paivi has turned her attention to the art of felt making, creating pictures and functional objects with wool.

Some of my felt art pieces are now available at Saatchi Art.

Painting with Wool Exhibit
Felt Art Exhibit: Painting with Wool at Oxmarket Gallery

Circles Felt Art
Circles Felt Art
Colour Study – Concentric Circles, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky
Wet felted circles of pure merino wool, embroidered with hand spun yarns
Approx size: 36 inches x 25 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Concentric Circles - Kandinsky
Concentric Circles – Kandinsky

Bavarian Mountains with Village Felt Art
Mountains in Bavaria with Village Felt Art
Bavarian Mountains with Village, 1909
Wassily Kandinsky
The inspiration for this piece comes from one of Kandinsky’s early works, a scene of a mountain village in Bavaria. The lake becomes a river and the season turned to springtime.
Merino wool and silk hand felting using a combination of wet felting and dry needle felting techniques. Embellished with crewel work embroidery and hand stitching.
Approx size: 26 inches x 37 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Bavarian Mountains with Village - Kandinsky
Bavarian Mountains with Village – Kandinsky
Winder Landscape - Kandinsky
Winter Landscape – Kandinsky
Winter Landscape, 1909
Wassily Kandinsky
Wet felted merino wool and silk fibres, hand dyed
Approx. size: 40 inches x 17 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Winter Landscape - Kandinsky
Winter Landscape – Kandinsky

Starry Night Felt Art
Starry Night Felt Art
Starry Night, 1889
Vincent Van Gogh
Hand dyed merino wool and silk felted using wet felting methods. Embroidered with machine stitching and silk threads.
Approx size: 24 inches x 49 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Starry Night - Van Gogh
Starry Night – Van Gogh

Field with Poppies Felt Art
Field with Poppies Felt Art
Field with Poppies, 1890
Vincent Van Gogh
Hand Dyed merino wool and silk feled using wet felting methods. Embroidered with machine stitching and silk threads
Approx size: 44 inches x 23 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Field with Poppies - Van Gogh
Field with Poppies – Van Gogh

Sunflowers Felt Art
Sunflowers Felt Art
Sunflowers, 1888
Vincent Van Gogh
Wet felted and hand dyed merino wool and silk. Embroidered with machine stitching and silk threads.
Approx. size: 33 inches x 23 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Sunflowers - Van Gogh
Sunflowers – Van Gogh

Felt Art

Felt Art – Painting with Wool

Painting with Wool
Painting With Wool
Felted Circles
Circles Felt Art
Starry Night Felt Art
Starry Night Felt Art
Bavarian Mountains Felt Art - Kandinsky
Bavarian Mountains Felt Art – Kandinsky

Sunflower Felt Art - Van Gogh
Sunflower Felt Art – Van Gogh

Winter Landscape Felt Art - Kandinsky
Winter Landscape Felt Art – Kandinsky

Starry Night Felt Art - Van Gogh
Starry Night Felt Art – Van Gogh
Poppies Felt Art - Van Gogh
Poppies Felt Art – Van Gogh

Saatchi Art

Some of my felt art tapestries can be found on Saatchi Art.

Shop on Etsy

Look for some of my smaller size original felt art pieces in my Etsy Shop

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