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« on: July 07, 2006 08:47:46 PM »

Hey there,
Here is my first attempt in needle felting, I'm having a hard time getting the felt to be nice and smooth so that the details can come out better.  I tried wet felting but either I'm not doing it right, or the scale I'm working on is so small it can't help but have fuzzies
Any advice?
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2006 04:05:59 AM »

Welcome to felting boards.

A great general shape. 

Your surface issuces may be due to the type of wool used,  Some breeds and even individual sheep within a breed can have different textures, thickness, scaliness, crimp.  Also batt usually gives a rougher surface than roving.

Smaller needle size (larger # is smaller) also might help.  Many people finish with a #42

Have you read the basic needle felting tutes here on the D&Q board?  Lots of information on those.

Oh and many times it will be fuzzy, part of the nature of wool fiber in the close to raw stage.

Hope that helps.

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