Kay Petal is a sculptural needle felt artist from Alaska.Â She specializes in soft-sculpted lifelike dolls – Felt Alive Wool Sculptures. She has a delightful YouTube blog with videos that are very entertaining and educational in the art of needle felting. Her videos are just great and everyone should go take a look.Â Kay also has a awesome web site â€œFelt Aliveâ€.Â
Kay enlightens us. As a cancer survivor making lifelike dolls, this name fits me and my creations perfectly.Â I have a lot of fun creating them and equally as much fun sharing them.Â I have been making videos of my dolls to demonstrate how soft, flexible and lifelike they are and I have also made some useful tutorial videos for beginning needle felters.Â My YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/feltalive
I started needle felting in 2007 with no instruction.Â I entered some of my earliest work in the Alaska State Fair taking first place or better with each entry.Â My needle felted caricature of Einstein won best in show in Fleece and Fiber Arts.Â I then studied with one of the early pioneers of needle felting, Birgitte Krag Hansen while she was in Alaska on a teaching tour and haven’t looked back since. I teach both locally and online.Â I recently completed an 8 Lesson Tutorial called Felt Alive with Kay Petal – Soft Sculpting Lifelike Characters with the Felting Needle.Â This is available to online students in PDF format.Â I supplement this tutorial with many videos to make online learning easy and fun for my students.