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21  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Wet Felted Birdhouses on: May 28, 2015 09:23:52 AM
Thanks!!!  Cheesy Cheesy

I used a thin foam packaging sheet for the resist (the type that you wrap dishes in). It pliable enough that it is easy to remove once the hole is cut.

Wool tends to shed water and the shape of these birdhouses is such that it should encourage rain to just run off. We had some rain yesterday and the one I have hanging in the tree near the office stayed dry. I do expect that eventually it will get wet enough to start absorbing the water - I'll see what happens, but I expect it will hold up. I'd be more concerned about what sort living conditions that would be for birds inside - probably better than an open nest! lol!!!

I think hanging these under the eaves of a house or some similarly sheltered area would be the best. That would also protect them from squirrels that might decide the fiber would be really great in their own nests!!
22  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Wet Felted Birdhouses on: May 27, 2015 12:49:45 PM

Continuing to teach myself wet felting so did some resist felting and made these birdhouses! Pretty neat project all in all. I do have one hung out in the garden and it is holding up to the weather pretty well. Haven't hung up the other examples that I made as I think they would probably be best hung under the eaves and that would require the ladder etc. etc.
23  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Trapeze Mouse on: May 06, 2015 05:51:46 AM
Thank you!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

One of my friends thought the mice versions would look like having a mouse trap around her neck!  Wink
The monkey could probably use some vines with leaves for the necklace rather than the simple beads and trapeze.
24  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Asia the Geisha mouse on: May 02, 2015 04:32:57 AM
Very cute!!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=
25  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Wet felted purse on: May 01, 2015 11:22:37 AM

I'm teaching myself wet felting.

This was resist felted and is all one piece. The felt is inconsistent in thickness which is entirely my own fault. I was anxious to try the idea about the shape of the resist and the final product so I really was not being careful. I also made this on a smaller scale - might be large enough for a child. One thing I learned from doing it a smaller size is that some specific felting I would have liked to do became impossible. I basically was trying to save on the amount of fiber I needed while doing an experiment that I had no idea would even work. I also worked on a smaller scale because I don't really have a place where I can work with large pieces of wet felting. I did manage to expand my work area today so I will sometime set out to make another purse maybe even of a useable size! =^..^=
26  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Trapeze Mouse on: May 01, 2015 04:22:22 AM
Thank you!!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

I also did a teddy bear and I would like to try some more creatures for the trapeze, but I got side tracked into fixing, priming and painting kitchen cabinets! A lot of work and not much fun!  Wink
27  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Owlets. They're just so darn cute! on: April 24, 2015 04:13:08 AM
SWEET!!!! Well done!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=
28  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Biagio, Gastone and Rhonda on: April 22, 2015 05:08:19 AM
What fun these are!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=
29  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Flaming kitty on: April 18, 2015 04:38:07 AM
SUPER!!!! How could he not like it??  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=
30  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Meet Agatha and Enri on: April 13, 2015 05:01:13 AM
FUN!!! The hair really makes her stand out!!! Wonderful jacket too!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=
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