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791  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Felted Slippers on: January 07, 2010 01:06:14 PM
Thank you so  much for the detailed information!!  I bought a tiny bit of roving today at JoAnn and did a first attempt at wet-felting.  (Felted over soap.)  I can see wet felting is a lot trickier than it initially seems, though next time I'll probably try using some tulle.  The hardest part for me was the roving slipping around in the beginning.  But it was fun, and I must say, quite addictive!!

So, I'll try to build up my proficiency with some tiny projects, and go from there if I'm still liking it.  I'm seeig that slippers or boots are a long way off for me, but still seem do-able!  I think I'll try some of the other projects in the felt-a-longs.

Thanks again!
792  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Felted Slippers on: January 06, 2010 03:07:40 PM
I have never tried wet-felting before.  How much wool is needed for an adult-size pair of slippers?  Would I want batting or roving?  How long does the felting process take for a large project like slippers?  If I wanted to dye the wool, I would dye it before doing the felting, correct?  Jane Doe, I saw the slippers you and your husband made, and they look awesome!

I might try something small, like felting over soap or something at first, but my goal is to be able to make felt slippers for myself and my son.  I just ordered myself some valenki (Russian wool felt boots), which were spendy!  I would love to be able to make something similar in the future for myself and my son, since I can't afford to keep my son shod in real valenki while his feet grow, but I want something really warm for him to wear in the wintertime.  I figure if I could figure out how to make the felted wool boot part, it's easy enough to buy the galoshes that go over them separately, since those are inexpensive.
793  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: my first bunny on: January 06, 2010 01:56:30 PM
Wonderful!!  I thought it was a real bunny when I first saw the thumbprint.
794  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mrrrphmrrf Cowl on: January 05, 2010 01:53:57 PM
Beautiful!
795  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Vintage Girl Scout done a while back... on: December 30, 2009 12:36:47 PM
What a great action shot -- I can almost feel the wind blowing!  I was never a girl scout, but I totally love this vintage image!
796  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Mommy drinks because you bark. on: December 30, 2009 12:35:06 PM
That is fabulous!  We have three cats, so I feel the same about them and their meowing sometimes.  I totally love how the beagle turned out!!  He looks so pleased with himself.
797  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is your preferred stitch to work with? on: December 29, 2009 06:29:48 PM
I'm late to chime in, but I love stem stitch.  Works up really quickly, and to me it looks really graceful.  I use it for outlines a lot.  Then when I need more detail I use back stitch.
798  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Soda Can Tab Purse on: December 29, 2009 06:27:28 PM
Looks great!!  I'll bet that was a ton of work!  Carry it with pride!!
799  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: DD's Christmas Bag on: December 29, 2009 06:25:36 PM
Looks great!!  Great color!  I'll bet she was thrilled to get it.
800  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: initials carved into wood (embroidery) on: December 29, 2009 09:56:47 AM
That is so great!  Very sweet!!  I, too, assumed it was wood-grain fabric, so it's just amazing to find out you stitched it!
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