My name is Kay Petal. I'm a lifelong Alaskan but most recently I can be found on the west coast as we (hubby and doggies!) travel, live and work in a 36 foot rv.
I grew up in a small Alaskan town in a large, artistic family. I was the crafty sister with stacks of craft magazines in my room at a young age. My husband, Ethan, and I have been married 25 years; our kids have always been the furry, tail-wagging variety. I've survived rare cancer and I can say with all certainty that creating zany needle felted characters is my passion and I am happy to say I Felt Alive!!
For my complete bio (or my Felt Alive story!) visit www.feltalive.com
Learnneedlefelting.com is where I host my needle felting videos, the same videos you will find on my DVDs. These videos can be watched anywhere in the world and can be downloaded to your desktop for viewing offline. This is a great option for people who want to get started right away and don't want to wait for the DVDs in the mail. This is also a good option if you are in a country where you are concerned about the format of the DVDs, NTSC or PAL.
My needle felting has a strong focus on dolls.
I think each of my dolls shows the joy that I feel when I'm creating.
My recent focus has been on celebrity caricature dolls.
Some of my Li'l Stars have fansof their own!
My needle felted dolls on The Conan O'Brien Show
Here is my original, full-length video; filmed, coincidentally, in O'Brien, Oregon. It's a fun adventure with li'l Conan tearing it up on a 4-wheeler with his buddy, Li'l Trump.No Felt Alive Dolls (nor Spike the dog) were harmed during the filming of this video so stay tuned for more adventures with Li'l Conan.
See Li'l Willie Nelson on Mary
Raising Jane Journal
Nearly as much as I love creating zany characters out of wool, I love teaching others the magic of sculptural needle felting.
I teach Live Felt Alive Workshops and offer Needle Felting Video Workshops that are available Instantly Online and on DVD