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11  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to do cobblestone type effect help? on: May 05, 2014 04:11:46 AM
Nice texture!! I can see why you'd want to try and do that!

First off - I am not a wet felter so I do not "know" how to create that texture, but I could take a logical guess or two:

In the first image you posted the cobbles all appear to me to be from the same original layer of fiber which makes me think that the piece was partially felted and then the cobbles were cut (not cutting through all layers) and the cobbles were given some individual attention to smooth their edges before continuing to felt the whole piece.

The first piece might also be achieved by laying out the foundation fibers. Laying on top of that a plastic web or plastic that has had holes cut into it that are large enough to form a good bond between the foundation and the cobble layers and then laying out the cobble layer fiber. Wet felting, cutting the cobbles and continuing to wet felt the whole. The plastic would act as a resist preventing the edges of the cobbles from felting to the underlying foundation.

In the second piece I suspect that the cobbles were made separately and then added to the overall piece. They did not appear to be as dimensional as the cobbles in the first piece.

As a needle felter - I would create the bag on a larger than desired foam pillow. I would lay out the foundation fibers, tacking them in place and then creating and adding the cobbles. The whole could then be wet felted to really bond the layers together. The fibers won't significantly felt to the foam pillow so you can make a cut, use your hands to free the fiber from the foam pillow - remove the pilllow and then continue wet felting if desired.

I created this rock by a combination of needle and wet felting which allowed me great control over what colors went where.

Hope that will give you some ideas on how you might create your cobble bag!! =^..^=
12  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felted Basket on: May 02, 2014 02:34:48 AM
Fun project!! Very unique!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

Wet felted over your son's bucket?? 
13  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: A miniature easter garden on: May 02, 2014 02:28:27 AM
Super!!! Perfect additions to a great tin find!!! =^..^=
14  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: A purple narwhal on: April 26, 2014 05:05:19 AM
Kewl!!! I've always been very fond of narwhals!! Purple seems very fine color for narwhals!! =^..^=
15  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: New felted pieces on: April 21, 2014 05:41:46 AM
Some lovely colors and textures there!! Looks like you had a great time!! =^..^=
16  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Hippity Hop! Quack Quack! on: April 11, 2014 03:40:32 AM
Definitely Spring Cuteness!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=
17  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Another Dragon on: April 09, 2014 06:31:31 AM
Thank you very much!!!  Cheesy Cheesy

My husband collected dragons so over the years I have made dragons for him of one sort of another. This was the last one I made and now belongs to my son. =^..^=
18  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Needle felted, then wet felted? on: April 01, 2014 06:22:58 AM
Hope the technique works for you! I've made very thin drapable fabric using this technique! =^..^=
19  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Needle felted, then wet felted? on: March 31, 2014 05:36:01 AM
How large do you need the fabric like pieces to be?

Wet felting probably isn't going to be the solution, but I've made thin needle felted fabric. Here's what you do:

Lay out a THIN layer of fiber larger than you need the finish fabric to be.
On top of that lay out an even thin layer of fiber that has been cut and carded (1" - 1.5" in length).
Tack the two layers together - Tack (don't thrust your needles deep into these two layers.

Gently lift all the fiber off your work surface (lift in the direction of that first layer of long fibers) and turn it over.
Tack all the fibers from the other side.

Start surface felting at shallow angles to the fiber, turn it over as needed.

Hold the fabric you are creating up to a light to see which area might be to thin - add more fiber in those areas - tack and then surface felt.

It's possible to make very thin needle felted fabric this way. I work only on Clover brush mat - I do not know if this process might be a bit more difficult on foam work surfaces because of the "bounce" that they have - should still work.

20  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Mt first attempt at felting (Rabbit) on: March 25, 2014 07:10:50 AM
CUTE!!!  Cheesy Cheesy

Needle felting is a lot of fun, very versatile and interesting!!! I've been doing it for years and still learning new things I can do! =^..^=
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