ClaudiaMarieFelt

Needle Felt Animals

Wauconda, Illinois 2511 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (772)

ClaudiaMarieFelt

Needle Felt Animals

Wauconda, Illinois | 2511 Sales

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Claudia Marie

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Claudia Marie

Announcement    Welcome to my shop! Felt orders are taking about TWO MONTHS.
Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudiamariefelt/
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Commissions please contact me at claudiamariefelt [!at] gmail.com
I design and create needle felted wool animals, Waldorf angels and fairies, and wool paintings. My creations are noted for their personality and character, as well as the very soft, luxurious, natural fibers.
To see my work for future orders, go to my website: claudiamariefelt.com or visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClaudiaMarieFelt

or Pinterest boards:
www.pinterest.com/claudiamfelt/claudia-marie-needle-felt-animals/
www.pinterest.com/claudiamfelt/claudia-marie-felt-angels-and-fairies/

I find inspiration for my felting from nature -- in my garden, in the Midwest prairies and woodlands, and in wilderness areas I have visited. I hope you enjoy my work.

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Last updated on Dec 1, 2019

Welcome to my shop! Felt orders are taking about TWO MONTHS.
Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudiamariefelt/
Please sign up for my newsletter http://eepurl.com/cODB9r
Commissions please contact me at claudiamariefelt [!at] gmail.com
I design and create needle felted wool animals, Waldorf angels and fairies, and wool paintings. My creations are noted for their personality and character, as well as the very soft, luxurious, natural fibers.
To see my work for future orders, go to my website: claudiamariefelt.com or visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClaudiaMarieFelt

or Pinterest boards:
www.pinterest.com/claudiamfelt/claudia-marie-needle-felt-animals/
www.pinterest.com/claudiamfelt/claudia-marie-felt-angels-and-fairies/

I find inspiration for my felting from nature -- in my garden, in the Midwest prairies and woodlands, and in wilderness areas I have visited. I hope you enjoy my work.

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About ClaudiaMarieFelt

Sales 2,511
On Etsy since 2009

Making Wool Come to Life

My needle felt designs have been featured in Tiffany & Co. and Mociun fine jewelry advertising. Coming soon, one of my animals will serve as a prop on a popular Netflix show.
My foray into art started when I was a little girl and my mom taught me the handwork arts--sewing, crochet, knitting and embroidery. I didn't like to follow patterns, so I would just make up my own designs for doll clothes and embroidered art. I also would spend hours drawing animals and people. Decades later, when my son went to Waldorf school, I rediscovered handwork. As a Waldorf mom, I loved crocheting and knitting animals and dolls out of soft, natural, luxurious fibers like cashmere, alpaca, angora and merino wool.

When I finally discovered needle felting, I knew I had found my artistic medium. The world opened up for my creative muse. If I could dream it, I could do it.

I had a long career as a journalist, but when my company dramatically downsized, I decided to throw myself into my art full time.

I love nature, adore animals and enjoy spending time in the woods. In my 20s, I spent several summers working in national parks and observing wildlife. My wool animals are inspired by those I observe in nature. I also spend countless hours studying photographs of animals from every angle. This has helped me create a sense of realism in my needle felt animals.

As one customer said, "When I peeled back the tissue surrounding my three brown bunnies, I gasped. These furry friends looked like they had been plucked right out of the forest. They are utterly adorable, life-like, and enchanting."

I prefer the softest, most luxurious natural fibers for my creations including alpaca, llama, yak, camel, merino wool and angora.

I also create wool paintings and book illustrations. I pioneered a style of illustrating books using wool as the medium. I have illustrated three children's books for disability advocate and author, the late Jewel Kats. My first book as author and illustrator was released in 2017—“Seasons of Joy: Outdoor Day is for Every Play.”

I hope you enjoy my wool worlds.

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  • Claudia Marie

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Claudia Marie is a needle felt artist, illustrator and author. She designs and creates adorable and realistic wool animals, beautiful Waldorf angels and fairies. She pioneered a technique of illustrating children's books using wool as the medium.

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