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271  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Needle felted cat - Sassy Pritten on: April 20, 2012 12:34:34 PM
Thanks!!! Cheesy  I love giving my cats purrrrsonality with their poses!! I'm owned by a bunch of cats who love to provide inspiration!! =^..^=
272  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tiny Tiny shamrock on: April 20, 2012 04:42:51 AM
If this were my project, I would haul out my micro cutters (a set of shapes that are more commonly used for polymerclay work) and use the club (as in cards, not as in cavemen) cutter to create the shamrock. A larger shamrock could be created using the tiny heart cutter as a mold for each leaf. As long as you're careful about the quantity of fiber that you use and flat felt it very well - using these tiny cutters/molds works very well. I've done that many times.

You can flat felt yourself some felt cloth and then cut out the shape - just be certain that you really (super really) flat felt your homemade felt cloth really well so that once cut out it doesn't start to fall apart.
273  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Teeny Tiny needle felted teddy bear. on: April 20, 2012 04:33:12 AM
He's very cute!!!

Tiny is very difficult to do!! Even with #42 needles, small objects require a whole different sort of attention than do larger objects!! I think you did a fine job for a tiny teddy!!  Cheesy
274  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Another Tapered Rope Needle Felted Necklace on: April 20, 2012 04:30:07 AM
Thank you!!! I've been doing some more tapered rope necklaces - they're very interesting to do and and good friend send me a treasure trove of beads to use!  Cheesy
275  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Needle felted cat - Sassy Pritten on: April 20, 2012 04:28:36 AM
I'm sure your piece is excellent, Feline2001!!

I use silk for fur and root it a few strands at a time. It isn't particularly difficult, but it takes a lot of time to cover a complete creature and sometimes (as with this cat) portions of the sculpture have to be furred before being attached- like the lower front legs. It would have been next to impossible to fur those once they were attached to the body. 
276  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Needle felted cat - Sassy Pritten on: April 19, 2012 11:24:39 AM
Sounds like a pretty good firmness!! One of my friends had trouble when she first started needle felting because she was felting much TOO firmly! Smiley
277  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Needle felted cat - Sassy Pritten on: April 18, 2012 02:30:13 PM
Thanks!! Smiley 

Learning to control firmness is so useful! There are times when you want something very firm and other times when you don't and almost all the time you need to have a little bit of "give" to allow for making adjustments.
278  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Various vessels made with a flat resist on: April 16, 2012 04:02:16 AM
Very nice!!! =^..^=
279  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to use as molds for needle felted, hollow forms? on: April 15, 2012 03:27:31 PM
What sort of hollow form are you trying to make??

I've made pumpkins over styrofoam that worked quite well (best way to remove the styrofoam is to cut it up - close celled styrofoam won't stick to the fiber as much as open celled styrofoam, but is harder to cut up to remove). I've also make eggs forms over a wooden egg - those were wet felted before I cut it open to remove the egg.
280  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Another Twig Sheep on: April 15, 2012 04:02:02 AM
Thanks!!!  Cheesy   Will send personal message!
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