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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A new versatile design on: November 07, 2010 06:41:01 PM
So this top started off as lingerie but I loved the material so much (super soft and supppper stretchy) that I wanted a top I could wear more often, so I ended up with this piece and made a really versatile top part!

Way 1 to wear it from my original idea


and a close up


and the back


then way 2 you can wear it like a halter to expose more back!




And then I got a little funky and tied a bow to hide my love handles




Hopefully the pictures are good enough to get an idea on construction! it is a little weird so hard to explain but I will answer any comments, questions, criticism !

xx
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Organza Petti-skirt on: November 07, 2010 06:37:18 PM
this is way too cute! with the sparkle! looooove it!
13  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: First attempt at Wet Felting! (leg warmers) plus mini photo journal..... on: November 01, 2010 04:35:01 PM

I've never felted before, so no advice from me I'm afraid, but I really really love them! Well done! But how do you get them together seamless without felting them together? That confuses me. Anyway, I think your legwarmers are fantastic  Smiley

you lay down one side, wet it and start felting it a little bit, then put a piece of plastic down that is a little bit smaller then the size of the finished pre-fulled product.  Flip the parts that are hanging over the plastic on top of the piece of plastic then lay down the second layer of wool, wet it and start felting it.

If you do this then only the outsides will felt together and the piece of plastic gets completely felted inside the leg warmer.  Once the fulling was like 50% done I cut open the leg warmers at the top/bottom and pulled the plastic out.  At this point it is sturdy enough/felted enough that it won't felt together.

Hope that makes sense.....
14  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: First attempt at Wet Felting! (leg warmers) plus mini photo journal..... on: October 13, 2010 07:28:02 AM
wow these are fantastic! I'd really like to take a felting class soon. I hope you get tons of pictures, so I can live vicariously through you Smiley

this is the class i'm taking

http://csnf.com/blog/2010/06/classes-norm-gio-gaudet/

since they are "famous" (as famous as one gets in the felting world) you aren't allowed to video or photograph, but I promise to share anything I learn through my own work and tutorials!
15  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: felty bag, pouches, and neckthings on: October 12, 2010 06:01:21 PM
your stuff is really pretty! I just took my first stab at wet felting, really enjoyed it and hope to continue! I def. want to try making a neck warmer thing.  Trying mittens right now, we'll see how it goes...
16  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: First attempt at Wet Felting! (leg warmers) plus mini photo journal..... on: October 12, 2010 10:49:53 AM
Thanks for the kind words!

These are really cute! I have tried wet felting before and it's exhausting!!! Kudos to you and good luck with your class.. I can't wait to see what else you make!

It is exhausting! But very satisfying, I've found if I spread it over 2 days it is much more enjoyable than trying to get a project finished in 1 day
17  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / First attempt at Wet Felting! (leg warmers) plus mini photo journal..... on: October 11, 2010 03:56:10 PM
Hey everyone!
This is my first attempt at wet felting! I'm taking a course on how to do it in 2 weeks and wanted to try first, so I read up on the process and made some leg warmers! They are really warm and I like how they turned out!

I wish the shapes were more defined but I think I didn't make the prefelts strong enough (only 2 layers) and didn't make the shapes exaggerated enough before they shrunk, but overall a cool effect I think...



Here is the size of the template vs. the size of the finished product...



Layer of wool 1



Layer of wool 2



After wetting and starting the felting



Starting the fulling process...


After a bit of fulling and removing the relief I have a giant seamless leg warmer


Half an hour of hand fulling...



and ta da!



Perfect for the fall weather!!!


Any comments welcome, especially for experienced felters! I'm really enjoying the process.......
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My not just for halloween spiderweb hoodie! on: September 29, 2010 06:15:05 PM
love it! fabric is to die for cute!
19  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: wet felting - when can you take a break? on: September 26, 2010 03:14:27 PM
thanks! Cheesy
20  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / wet felting - when can you take a break? on: September 26, 2010 01:25:28 PM
Hello All,

I'm a new felter.  I tackled my first project today after some experimenting and made 1 out of 2 leg warmers. It turned out relatively good for a first try! But dear lord i couldn't believe how long it took.  It took me over 4 hours from laying down roving to final product.

I want to make the second one but I don't know when I'll have a four hour window.  I was wondering if there is a point in the wet felting process that you can leave the project.  For instance can you start the fulling and then maybe leave it once the felt it strong but not totally shrunken?  or leave it after you wet it out like a prefelt? (keep it damp wrapped in plastic)

or is there another point you could leave it overnight to finish the next day?

Let me know what you think!
Thanks~
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