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241  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Hedgehog on: December 31, 2013 05:03:34 AM
Thank you very much!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

What a nice way to end the year!!!
242  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Hedgehog on: December 26, 2013 06:11:18 AM
Thank you very much!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

I've been told that the hedgehog has been named Hazel!! (and spent her first day out in the world riding the back of tanks in a 40K match)
243  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Felted shoes (with inductive heating element) on: December 23, 2013 02:58:33 AM
What a neat idea!! and WARM!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=
244  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Hedgehog on: December 16, 2013 03:26:03 AM
Thanks!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

I should find out today what my son's friend thought of it. My son took it off with him yesterday when he and all his friends meet up.
245  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Hedgehog on: December 15, 2013 05:22:15 AM
My son's friend asked me to make a hedgehog for him to give to his girlfriend for Christmas.



I think she will be pleased!! =^..^=

I did, out of curiousity, go looking for "hedgehog mohair" since that fabric really does a great job of looking like hedgehog spines, but it is next to impossible to find in the States. Some day I will get some and do a more realistic hedgehog and see how that turns out.
246  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: snowman in a box on: December 09, 2013 05:14:32 AM
A very nice project and two very cute snowmen!!! =^..^=
247  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felt art "book hugs" on: December 08, 2013 05:47:19 AM
Great project!!! Excellent way to use up scrap fibers and embellishments and end up with something beautiful!!  Cheesy =^..^=
248  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felt dragon on: December 07, 2013 07:24:21 AM
A very fun dragon!!! =^..^=
249  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making tiny details (beaks/ears/tails) on: November 24, 2013 03:55:30 AM
You might need to agitate it longer. Hot water helps to open the scales on the fiber. Soap just makes the process of agitating a bit easier. Agitation is what really helps the fibers to felt together. Smaller lengths of fiber and finer fiber might be better for forming small shapes. Alternating between hot and cold water can also help the felting process.
250  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need some felting advice and recommendations... on: November 21, 2013 07:14:06 AM
Hi Dude,

You might try something like 100% wool felt cloth. Wool will absorb 30% its weight in moisture which is a good wicking percentage. You can get good felt in a variety of thicknesses as well. Felt cloth is made of a lot of different materials these days. Some is even made from 100% recycled plastic bottles - I have no idea how well that would wick the aromatic oils.

If you wanted to create something that was a bit more decorative, you could use a variety of wool felt colors and do a simple design by combining two layers of different colors and cutting holes in the top layer so the bottom color shows through. You could probably find instructions for making felt cloth dolls (like gingerbread men or nut crackers) some of which are stuffed - which would give you the option to stuff it with something like dried lavender which is often used in sachets.

You might consider wet or needle felting where fibers are manipulated into various shapes. There is no law saying that car fresheners need to be flat. Wink

How long the scent would last would probably have more to do with what aromatic oils you use than with the material to which it is applied.

Hope that is of some help to you!!
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