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11  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felted Farm on: October 02, 2009 01:35:16 PM
Ahhhh! I love it! I especially like the pond with the rocks around it.

Needle felting over an armature is totally not cheating. You should be proud at having figured out such a clever solution!
12  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: CHOCOBO on: September 24, 2009 09:18:24 AM
Aahhhh! Great job, you really captured the chocobo "essence". Love it!
13  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: brown swirlie Hip Wrap on: September 24, 2009 09:11:02 AM
Ooh, lovely. I agree with craftylittlemonkey, it looks great with your hair!
14  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Scarfy goodness (image happy) on: September 24, 2009 09:09:04 AM
Aliped, the only part I find a bit strenuous is the fulling part, when I roll it up with bamboo mats and roll it back and forth. I find this part easier to do on a counter - it's higher up so you don't have to bend forward as far when rolling. You can go slow or take breaks too - I'm pretty impatient so I do it as fast as possible, but you can get the same results going slower. I've also tried sitting in a chair and rolling it with my feet, but I found it slipped around too much. You could give it a shot though.
15  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: September Felt-along - preparing for OCT 3rd. International felt-bombing on: September 18, 2009 10:17:59 AM
Oh, I so want to do this. What a great way to educate people about the wonders of handmade felt. Don't know if I'll have time though... I have a craft show coming up... maybe I can at least make a few felted rocks.
16  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Felted Dreads? on: September 17, 2009 04:32:41 PM
I make felted dreads and I use the rope method - tear off a strip, wet with hot water and soap, and roll. I tie mine onto hair elastics.

Good luck with the costume!!
17  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Scarfy goodness (image happy) on: September 17, 2009 04:26:26 PM
Thanks, guys! I'm quite happy with them myself.

Prin, I didn't use a pattern - the only thing I do pattern-wise is mark a rectangle with masking tape on the table before I lay the wool down, otherwise I tend to end up with a trapezoid-shaped scarf.  Wink
18  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Scarfy goodness (image happy) on: September 17, 2009 11:34:36 AM
It's been a long time since I posted here! Thought I'd share some scarflettes I've been making lately. I've been obsessed with wet felting the past month. I dyed the wool for these myself too.

"Undersea" - merino wool


"Caterpillar" - merino wool


"Jenny Wren" merino wool (I bought this batch of wool pre-dyed)


"Sunset Ruffles" merino and shetland, pin and scarf set - I'm not happy with this photo, it really doesn't do the piece justice


"Midnight Blue" BFL - I added embroidery to this one and I really like it!


Thanks for looking!


19  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: When will it be even?!?!?! PICS :) on: March 26, 2008 11:29:21 AM
Frankly... I think it looks fantastic! Speaking as a new spinner and fairly experienced knitter, I think it's just fine if handspun yarn has some unevenness to it. After all it's handmade and not mass produced! And it's only your second skein? Fantastic job!
20  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Leap Year Fiber Friday 2/29/08 on: February 29, 2008 08:26:57 AM
I've been lurking on Fiber Friday for a long time, admiring everyone's beautiful yarns, and finally have the courage to post my own! I'm pretty new to spinning and I've made some bumpy singles before this, but these are my first plied and first full skeins. All spun on drop spindle.

The first: acid-dyed Romney wool. I hated the roving after I dyed it, but decided to spin it anyway for practice. I like the way it spun up after all, so I call it "serendipity". It's 100 g, I didn't measure it. It varies between DK and bulky weight.


The second: I had no idea that cotton was really really hard to spin, so I bought some pre-dyed at my LYS - it was a nightmare. I couldn't draft it at all. Finally I just split the roving (or whatever you call it - still unsure of the terminology) into thin strips and spun it without drafting at all. I then plied it with gold thread and added some red seed beads in (though you can't see them in the pic). I like the way it finally turned out but NO MORE COTTON. Unweighed and measured, varies from lace weight to super extra bulky! ugggh. "Embers"



The third and most recent: Kool Aid dyed Lincoln wool, 115 yards and 100 g. DK to worsted weight. This one is the most even I've spun yet. The colours came out way brighter than I was expecting!



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