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11  Re: Fiber Friday 12/07/07 - Snow fun edition! in Spinning: Completed Projects by Weddy_in_Paris on: December 07, 2007 03:35:21 PM
So many lovely yarns one more time ! I couldn't choose one from the others, they are all gorgeous ! I would love a sweater out of Lufah's Gipsy thing !
I've been quite active too. I won't show you my skein of grey natural wool, I am proud of it because it much more even and thin, but just grey ! LOL ! More colorful : 2 big skeins (about 350 g alltogether) of Kool Aid Tropical punch dyed merino, plyed with golden machine embroidery thread.


This green-grey one is for my Mum. We dyed it together with Wilton's food gel last week end when she was visiting me. I'll give it to her for Christmas. It's about 150 g.


Have a good spinning week !
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12  My little needle felted teddy in Felting: Completed Projects by Weddy_in_Paris on: November 20, 2007 06:56:06 AM
Let me introduce my new little friend. He's 3.5 inches high and wears proudly an orange scarf to fight november weather.

I already love him !
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13  Re: Fiber Friday 11/16 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Weddy_in_Paris on: November 16, 2007 12:56:02 PM
Fiber Friday at last ! Your yarn are all gorgeous as always. Nice to see green yarns (love green goo and verdant), and this pinky funny thing is awesome, and great expectations are great, and I want to eat some of breebas fruity yarn, and lamissa's pastel yarn seems soooooooo soft, and that hat is really great, and and and...
And these are my two first yarns spun this week. I already posted the green one separately, but it so striking how much thinner I spun the second one... Well I am quite proud of myself  Tongue. So the second is natural grey wool, not very interesting in itself, but I am planning to knit me a cabled hat with it. The green one is 100 g (3.5 oz), about 70 meters long, the grey one is 74 g (2.6 oz).
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14  Re: Feltalong #13 Wet felted Lattice scarf - Gallery in Felting: Completed Projects by Weddy_in_Paris on: November 15, 2007 02:27:07 AM
Well, let's open the thread ! You've already seen this one but...
Well I'll try to make some more asap.
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15  My first handspun yarn ! in Spinning: Completed Projects by Weddy_in_Paris on: November 13, 2007 02:05:59 PM
It took me time to go over my fear of the fiber (got my wheel last month, but I didn't get the trick till I saw a real person spinning 2 weeks ago) !


This is my first almost decent yarn. It's merino, spun sunday and monday, plyed yesterday, and then dyed with wilton's food coloring. I am not very pleased with the color. Maybe I'll overdye it and then post it a second time on the dyeing board ! LOL !
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16  Re: 100 Themes Gallery in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by Weddy_in_Paris on: November 13, 2007 09:24:42 AM
Hi !
This is my Nr 5 : Seeking solace

Don't laugh please, the poor chap is my first teddy bear. He's got a very poor health (well, he is not so young anymore, but my mom says that he was very bad quality. I can't remember him with all his hair !).
And he seems to float in the empty outer space ! Doesn't he need some solace ? But trust me, he is always here for me when I need a hug !

100 themes tally : 2/100
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17  Re: 100 Themes Gallery in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by Weddy_in_Paris on: November 09, 2007 05:05:07 AM
Hello ! This is my first ATC for the 100 themes. Number 1 : Introduction.

The S is my first name's initial. I love these medieval letters and enjoyed a lot painting it. It's acrylic paint on newspaper (of course backed with cardboard). I got these nice metallic paints last week and absolutely needed to try them ! Well, it is mor glittering than what you can see on the pic !
Please let me know what you think of it.
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18  Feltalong #13 Wet felted Lattice scarf (tutorial included) in Felting: Discussion and Questions by Weddy_in_Paris on: November 06, 2007 09:06:56 AM
Hi everybody ! As promised, I wipped up a little tutorial for the lattice scarves
I assume you have some basis in wet felting, so I spare you the setting of the work place.
Let's go !


As the scarf will shrink quite a lot, please take care of working on a large table.

1-


First lay out 3 or 4 long strands of wool roving (mine were about 1,20 meter long, about one yard and one foot) leaving some space between them (10 cm or about a hand width).


2-


Lay the horizontal bands of wool across this backing.
You can place these tufts of wool as you like: straight, curvy, circular, etc
just take care that they lay flat on the backing strands.
You can leave space between them or make them more intricate.


3 -


When you're ready, pat gently the wool down with your dry hands.
Fold the net over the wool, and sprinkle the wool with hot soapy water. (as hot as you can stand it with your bare hands)
The wool must be wet through (but you dont want the water running on your feet !).


4-

Then gently rub a bar of soap over the wool.
Working with both hands, gently rub the wool with a circling movement.
Be careful not to move the wool.
After about 10 minutes, the scarf will be felted enough to be turned over.
Repeat the process on the other side.


5-

When the scarf is felted (you can pick it up all in one piece without fearing it tears appart),
place it in a rattan blind to full it.
Roll it for several minutes. Then rinse the scarf and let it dry


Here it is ! 
And now the scarf, modelled :


You can trim the borders if you want it neater, and iron it.
For myself I like its wild look !
Have fun and feel free to ask if there is something you don't understand.

When you create yours, be sure to show it off in our gallery
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208061.0
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19  Moulin rouge ! A dancing zetti turkey in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by Weddy_in_Paris on: November 06, 2007 04:23:36 AM
So this is my first (finished) ATC ! A sexy turkey dancing at the Moulin rouge...

The background is cut out of an eggbox. I painted it with watercolor. I found a nice old engraving of a realistic turkey, put some golden highlights on it, the pin-up girl was riding a bike (you can imagine that her skirt was not pulled down on her knies ! lol), but now she wears a nice little pointed hat cut out of a second turkey to make it match with the body. I drew the leg in the same eggbox cardboard as the background, and the petticoat is paper lace. 
I enjoyed so much making it. Now I am on the tracks for ATC !
I hope that my little turkey from Paris will make you smile.
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20  my favourite brooch in Felting: Completed Projects by Weddy_in_Paris on: September 09, 2007 03:10:42 AM
I needle felted this brooch last winter and can't get tired of it ! Sorry, the pic is a bit blur. My camera is not so good with close ups.
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