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May 29, 2015

by Jocelyn Gayle Krodman

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hi! I’m Jocelyn Gayle Krodman, the artist and designer behind Petit Felts. My home and studio are located in an old schoolhouse in Copake, New York – a small town in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley. I make needle-felted animals that can can be used as finger puppets or decorative pieces.

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I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in metals and jewelry in 2005. After spending a few years working in hospitality and making jewelry on the side, I eventually began working as a recruiter for SCAD. I spent my days preaching to kids in art classes that they should pursue creative lives and put themselves on a path to make a living doing what makes them happy. Meanwhile, I had been so caught up with work that I had completely abandoned creating anything! A few years into the job, I realized I needed to take my own advice and make some big changes for myself. In 2011, I took a big risk and quit my job to move up north to a rural town where I could figure some things out. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.

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My new surroundings inspired me to start making art again, but it didn’t take long before I realized that working with metal was not close to my heart. Some years prior, I had learned the basics of needle felting from watching a friend at a coffee shop, and this gave me the idea to make some little felted animals to bulk up my jewelry display at a local craft fair. I was completely blown away when those little animals sold out and I started to receive orders for more! Not only was I creating again, but I was creating with a passion that I hadn’t felt in years. Within a few weeks, I started Petit Felts and opened my Etsy shop.

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My pieces are 100% wool, without armatures of any kind. My process begins with hand-dyeing the wool on my stovetop. Once it’s dyed and dried, the needle felting can commence! When I’m beginning work on animals that I’ve not made before, I study pictures to get an understanding of their facial structure and posture. After looking at those initial photos, I prefer to work from my head. This allows each piece to develop a personality of its own. I’ve always been fascinated by how the simplest things – the placement of an eye, for example – can completely change the energy of a piece.

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Etsy has given me the incredible opportunity to sell internationally from the comfort of my own studio. I’m always amazed at the different places my animals end up. I like to travel vicariously through them! As Petit Felts moves forward, my goal is to continue expanding my felted menagerie and to preserve the care and love that I put into each of my pieces as my business grows.

Photos by Andrew Molleur.

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Sheep Finger Puppet. Farm Decor. Needle Felted Animal. Needle Felted Sheep. Baby Shower Gift. Nursery Decoration. Sheep Gift. Felted Sheep.
Sheep Finger Puppet. Farm Decor. Needle Felted Animal. Needle Felted Sheep. Baby Shower Gift. Nursery Decoration. Sheep Gift. Felted Sheep.
PetitFelts
$125.00 USD
Fox Wall Art. Nursery Decoration. Baby Gift. Fox Wall Mount. Needle Felted Fox. Fox Ornament.
Fox Wall Art. Nursery Decoration. Baby Gift. Fox Wall Mount. Needle Felted Fox. Fox Ornament.
PetitFelts
$50.00 USD
Baby Mobile. Bunny Mobile. Rabbit Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Bunny Themed Nursery.
Baby Mobile. Bunny Mobile. Rabbit Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Bunny Themed Nursery.
PetitFelts
$185.00 USD
Baby Mobile. Shrimp Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Shrimp Mobile.
Baby Mobile. Shrimp Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Shrimp Mobile.
PetitFelts
$148.00 USD
Pig Wall Art. Nursery Decoration. Baby Shower Gift. Pig Wall Mount. Needle Felted Pig. Pig Ornament
Pig Wall Art. Nursery Decoration. Baby Shower Gift. Pig Wall Mount. Needle Felted Pig. Pig Ornament
PetitFelts
$50.00 USD
Nursery Wall Art. Leopard Wall Mount. Leopard Baby Shower. Needle Felted Leopard. Leopard Ornament.
Nursery Wall Art. Leopard Wall Mount. Leopard Baby Shower. Needle Felted Leopard. Leopard Ornament.
PetitFelts
$60.00 USD
Raccoon Wall Art. Raccoon Decor. Nursery Decoration. Raccoon Wall Mount. Needle Felted Raccoon. Raccoon Ornament.
Raccoon Wall Art. Raccoon Decor. Nursery Decoration. Raccoon Wall Mount. Needle Felted Raccoon. Raccoon Ornament.
PetitFelts
$50.00 USD
Needle Felting Kit. Whale Felting Kit. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Craft Kit. Finger Puppet Kit.
Needle Felting Kit. Whale Felting Kit. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Craft Kit. Finger Puppet Kit.
PetitFelts
$32.00 USD
Chimp Wall Art. Chimp Decor. Nursery Decoration. Chimp Wall Mount. Needle Felted Chimp. Chimp Ornament.
Chimp Wall Art. Chimp Decor. Nursery Decoration. Chimp Wall Mount. Needle Felted Chimp. Chimp Ornament.
PetitFelts
$50.00 USD
Sheep Wall Art. Needle Felted Sheep. Nursery Decor. Sheep Ornament.
Sheep Wall Art. Needle Felted Sheep. Nursery Decor. Sheep Ornament.
PetitFelts
$50.00 USD
Hen Needle Felting Kit. Felting Kit. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Make Your Own Animal Kit. Hen Felting Kit.
Hen Needle Felting Kit. Felting Kit. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Make Your Own Animal Kit. Hen Felting Kit.
PetitFelts
$32.00 USD
Baby Mobile. Avocado Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Avocado.
Baby Mobile. Avocado Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Avocado.
PetitFelts
$148.00 USD
Needle Felting Kit. Strawberry Felting Kit. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Craft Kit.
Needle Felting Kit. Strawberry Felting Kit. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Craft Kit.
PetitFelts
$32.00 USD
Fox Sculpture. Needle Felted Animal. Nursery Art. Needle Felted Fox. Fox Decor. Woodland Decor. Felted Animal. Fox Finger Puppet.
Fox Sculpture. Needle Felted Animal. Nursery Art. Needle Felted Fox. Fox Decor. Woodland Decor. Felted Animal. Fox Finger Puppet.
PetitFelts
$225.00 USD
Swan Finger Puppet. Swan Decor. Needle Felted Swan. Nursery Decor. Unique Baby Gift. Wedding Gift. Swan Baby Shower. Felted Swan.
Swan Finger Puppet. Swan Decor. Needle Felted Swan. Nursery Decor. Unique Baby Gift. Wedding Gift. Swan Baby Shower. Felted Swan.
PetitFelts
$125.00 USD
Bluebird Finger Puppet. Birdwatcher Decor. Needle Felted bird. Bluebird Gift. Bird Gift. Birdwatcher Gift. Felted Bluebird. Felted Bird.
Bluebird Finger Puppet. Birdwatcher Decor. Needle Felted bird. Bluebird Gift. Bird Gift. Birdwatcher Gift. Felted Bluebird. Felted Bird.
PetitFelts
$98.00 USD
Needle Felting Kit. Succulent Kit. Succulent. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Craft Kit.
Needle Felting Kit. Succulent Kit. Succulent. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Craft Kit.
PetitFelts
$32.00 USD
Armadillo Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Armadillo. Texas Themed Gift. Needle Felted Animal. Nursery Art. Felted Armadillo. Felted Animal.
Armadillo Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Armadillo. Texas Themed Gift. Needle Felted Animal. Nursery Art. Felted Armadillo. Felted Animal.
PetitFelts
$150.00 USD
Pig Mobile. Flying Pig. Baby Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Pig Baby Shower Gift. Nursery Decoration. Pig Themed Nursery. Felted Mobile
Pig Mobile. Flying Pig. Baby Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Pig Baby Shower Gift. Nursery Decoration. Pig Themed Nursery. Felted Mobile
PetitFelts
$185.00 USD
Needle Felted Zebra. Needle Felted Animal. Safari Decor. Nursery Decor. Felted Zebra.
Needle Felted Zebra. Needle Felted Animal. Safari Decor. Nursery Decor. Felted Zebra.
PetitFelts
$155.00 USD
Narwhal Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Narwhal. Ocean Decor. Nursery Decoration. Narwhal Art. Baby Shower Gift. Felted Narwhal.
Narwhal Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Narwhal. Ocean Decor. Nursery Decoration. Narwhal Art. Baby Shower Gift. Felted Narwhal.
PetitFelts
$185.00 USD
Baby Mobile. Bunny Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Bunny Themed Nursery.
Baby Mobile. Bunny Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Bunny Themed Nursery.
PetitFelts
$160.00 USD
Penguin Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Penguin. Penguin Themed Nursery. Penguin Decor. Penguin Gift. Nursery Decoration. Felted Penguin.
Penguin Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Penguin. Penguin Themed Nursery. Penguin Decor. Penguin Gift. Nursery Decoration. Felted Penguin.
PetitFelts
$115.00 USD
Needle Felted Praying Mantis. Insect Art. Praying Mantis Gift. Felted Praying Mantis. Felted Insect.
Needle Felted Praying Mantis. Insect Art. Praying Mantis Gift. Felted Praying Mantis. Felted Insect.
PetitFelts
$175.00 USD
Goat Finger Puppet. Farm Themed Nursery Decor. Needle Felted Goat. Goat Gift. Nursery Art. Baby Shower Gift. Felted Goat. Felted Animal.
Goat Finger Puppet. Farm Themed Nursery Decor. Needle Felted Goat. Goat Gift. Nursery Art. Baby Shower Gift. Felted Goat. Felted Animal.
PetitFelts
$135.00 USD
Giraffe Finger Puppet. Giraffe Decor. Safari Decor. Needle Felted Animal. Safari Themed Nursery Decor. Needle Felted Giraffe. Baby Shower.
Giraffe Finger Puppet. Giraffe Decor. Safari Decor. Needle Felted Animal. Safari Themed Nursery Decor. Needle Felted Giraffe. Baby Shower.
PetitFelts
$145.00 USD
Horse Finger Puppet. Horse Decor. Needle Felted Animal. Country Decor. Needle Felted Horse. Equestrian Decor. Unique Baby Gift. Nursery Art.
Horse Finger Puppet. Horse Decor. Needle Felted Animal. Country Decor. Needle Felted Horse. Equestrian Decor. Unique Baby Gift. Nursery Art.
PetitFelts
$125.00 USD
Whale Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Animal. Whale Decor. Needle Felted Whale. Ocean Themed Nursery Decor. Whale Gift. Baby Shower. Birthday.
Whale Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Animal. Whale Decor. Needle Felted Whale. Ocean Themed Nursery Decor. Whale Gift. Baby Shower. Birthday.
PetitFelts
$150.00 USD
Elephant Wall Art. Elephant Wall Mount. Nursery Decoration. Needle Felted Elephant. Elephant Ornament
Elephant Wall Art. Elephant Wall Mount. Nursery Decoration. Needle Felted Elephant. Elephant Ornament
PetitFelts
$70.00 USD
Baby Mobile. Watermelon Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Watermelon.
Baby Mobile. Watermelon Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Watermelon.
PetitFelts
$148.00 USD
Baby Mobile. Strawberry Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Strawberry.
Baby Mobile. Strawberry Mobile. Hanging Mobile. Baby Shower Gift. Baby Crib Mobile. Felted Mobile. Nursery Decor. Strawberry.
PetitFelts
$148.00 USD
Pig Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Animal. Pig Decor. Farm Themed Decor. Needle Felted Pig. Nursery Art. Unique Baby Gift. Felted Animal.
Pig Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Animal. Pig Decor. Farm Themed Decor. Needle Felted Pig. Nursery Art. Unique Baby Gift. Felted Animal.
PetitFelts
$150.00 USD
Trout Sculpture. Angler Gift. Trout Decor. Lake House Decor. Dad Office Art. Needle Felted Trout. Fish Gift. Fisherman Gift. Trout Gift.
Trout Sculpture. Angler Gift. Trout Decor. Lake House Decor. Dad Office Art. Needle Felted Trout. Fish Gift. Fisherman Gift. Trout Gift.
PetitFelts
$175.00 USD
Snail Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Snail. Nursery Decoration. Snail Decor. Snail Gift. Baby Shower Gift. Felted Snail.
Snail Finger Puppet. Needle Felted Snail. Nursery Decoration. Snail Decor. Snail Gift. Baby Shower Gift. Felted Snail.
PetitFelts
$50.00 USD
Rabbit Wall Art. Nursery Wall Art. Rabbit Wall Art. Bunny Baby Shower. Needle Felted Rabbit. Rabbit Ornament.
Rabbit Wall Art. Nursery Wall Art. Rabbit Wall Art. Bunny Baby Shower. Needle Felted Rabbit. Rabbit Ornament.
PetitFelts
$50.00 USD
Lamb Needle Felting Kit. Felting Kit. Needle Felting Kit. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Finger Puppet Kit.
Lamb Needle Felting Kit. Felting Kit. Needle Felting Kit. Felt Craft Kit. DIY Needle Felting. Craft Gift. Finger Puppet Kit.
PetitFelts
$32.00 USD

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