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1  Late entry so no votes, just sharing in Felting: Completed Projects by GraceOblivious on: December 22, 2011 04:11:00 AM
Have been out of touch for some time and just found the challenge (thank you facebook!)

Made some ornaments this season so am simply sharing them here as they fit the challenge theme.  (If not OK, just move them out.)

These were worked up to use in a basic needle felting class.  Something that might be completed in a few hours, yet introduce people to use of needle, roving, and punching into a base fabric.
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2  Re: Girl Pilgrim Cap and Apron in Thanksgiving by GraceOblivious on: November 26, 2008 08:07:39 PM
You know, it might be just fine with the fabric only and steam press in the folds.  Or if you have spray temporary adhesive stick some of the 11 by 17 paper at the back to stiffen it behind the folded brim. 

Or make it without the front fold back and just use the paper on hand.  Puritan caps would be pretty simple and plain.

Maybe make a U shape with one piece of paper to go from ear to ear over the top of the head and cut a piece 4inches x 17 inches and staple it to the arms of the U to make the back of the hat.

something like this

Maybe tape the back top or cut a tab and tape it or staple it.

PS. Thanks for the nice words about my stuff


You might have to play with the size of the back sheet, but it ought to work too.
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3  Girl Pilgrim Cap and Apron in Thanksgiving by GraceOblivious on: November 25, 2008 07:12:41 AM

Have been looking for a good Thanksgiving Dress Up to do this month. There are several how tos on line for hats for both boys and girls, but nothing on aprons (that I found anyway.) Tried out several hat DIYs and refined this one  http://familycrafts.about.com/library/projects/blthpilgrglhat.htm -

Came up with the apron based on a party apron my youngest sister's Grandmother in -law used to make 30 some years ago. Mimi is long gone, but her craftyness was remembered.

For the apron: Mimi did this with printed cocktail napkins on point and colorful ribbon - but for Pilgrim Apron did this:

1. Cut 1 1/2 yard of ribbon or twill tape

2. Find the centers, place center of ribbon on center of one side of napkin.

3. sew in place, or glue or tape

If sewing in place,  use 3 to 5 layers of napkins, then when the top napkin get soiled, gently tear it off and the apron is clean again.

Here is a brief overview for creating the cap:

Start with a 15 inch by 18 inch piece of white paper (construction paper works well)

Fold a 2 t o3 inch cuff brim on one side, Mark inside of back, cut on lines, punch holes at circles in back sections; and through brim and cap on each front side.

Cut two 18 to 20 inch ties and one 6 to 9 inch tie from twill tape or ribbon
Lace ties through holes - back shown

Fold down top edges of back outer sections

ready to wear and enjoy - 

*if you like very specific tutes have a detailed step by step for the cap in a flickr album http://www.flickr.com/photos/glorioushats/sets/72157609674062013/

Thanks for looking and Wishing all a lovely day.

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4  Fiber Art Doll - talisman in Completed Projects by GraceOblivious on: January 28, 2008 07:38:33 PM
Some time ago Teapotdnky crafted some wonderful polymer clay heads for me.  Am thrilled to report that one is now a complete doll.

This was created in Sharon Bs Take It Further Challenge

First I gathered spring tone wool felt and then looked at the available faces - this one in rich earth tones and leaf crown was so right for the doll so proceeded to create the body around the face.  Beaded the lower body with multi color, multi size, and leaf beads, made a collar of felt leaves and embroidery, framed the face with the red flower, the vine arms are wet felted roving over floral wire then shaped.

Thanks so much teapot! the head really makes this piece. 
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5  Chartreuse is the new neutral Wet felted Hat in Felting: Completed Projects by GraceOblivious on: October 02, 2007 10:34:59 AM
Winter is coming to northern Minnesota, guess who is making hats again.  Gotta keep the ears warm.  Needle felted first then wet felted - just like in the tutorial in D&Q

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6  Re: Tutorial: Felt beads in Felting: Discussion and Questions by GraceOblivious on: August 02, 2007 05:04:00 PM
Yea! have been wet felting again.  Here are a few colorful beads


all from the same colorful roving, just using different parts.
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7  Re: July Card A Day Free-for-all in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by GraceOblivious on: July 04, 2007 05:47:23 AM
Rain card is beautiful, sure hope rain moves out of Texas and the sun comes up to dry thing off.  The fireworks and celebration of Independence Day cards are so fitting for us in the USA.  Bright, lively creations.

here is mine - traveling - lots of traveling on the 4th - here in 1950's style - collage using images from a 1950's era road map and magazine on sky scrapbooking paper.

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8  Hot Fuschia, Nalbinding and Kumihimo join hands in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by GraceOblivious on: June 22, 2007 07:37:32 PM
Small pouch. Lightly fulled nalbinding in fuschia wool yarn. Drawstrings created with kumihimo technique using perle cotton. Decorative bits of altered fabric hand stitched to the cords and pouch. Just fun. Hubby does the kumihimo, I do the nalbinding, altered fabric, and putting it all together.
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9  Re: THE JUNE GALLERY in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by GraceOblivious on: June 12, 2007 12:50:34 PM
Ooooh aaaaaaaahhhhh - enchanting ladies in bloomers, sweet singing birdie and then FIBER!  What great cards.

Here is my first paper card - cut and paste:

WW I Memorial - tribute to my grandparents - All the cuts are from a mag and a print from that era, the grands would have been 19 years old in 1918  Grandma told a story about these pins - it was amazing to find the ad for one and use it here.
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10  Re: Here's a gorgeous background ... What would you do with it!!!! NE1 see clow in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by GraceOblivious on: June 11, 2007 11:13:09 AM
Oh oh kaleesi, I may be the thread stopper, not you.  At any rate, with the afternoon light was able to grab this photo so can share my second ever paper ATC with you all.  Though of course, it has a bit of fiber craft Smiley

Thanks for sharing the great background!
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