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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2006 10:26:36 AM »

how about sewing buckram inside the padlock like interfacing? (heavy cotton/twill used for stiffening).  If you want it to heavy, maybe you could stuff it with rice.
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2006 10:43:01 AM »

i thought about that. . .i could also use just plain stuffing if i wanted, but i'm going to attach the padlock before i felt, so the chain and the lock and key will all  felt at the same rate and it will be as seamless as possible. . .so whatever i stuff the padlock with had better be able to withstand the process!

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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2006 11:16:11 AM »

aha - how about stuffing with some wool scraps in the same color then? I'm going on the theory that it would all felt together and create some bulk for the inside of the padlock . .
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2006 12:22:40 PM »

hmmm. . .scrap wool. . .surely i have enough of THAT lying around!
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2006 03:34:35 PM »

wowee, that's so funny i've nearly finished my marley's ghost scarf and i've been planning on doing a padlock for it ever since i saw the pattern. i've got a lightweight metal key to attach and i've already done the i cord loop of the padlock but like you, am pondering how to do the body of the padlock, however I am going to put a little clothes popper o the end of the loop so  i can open it and secure the scarf with it.that i'll give it a go after i've finished doing the whole scarf.

let us all know how you get on with the padlock and key.
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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2006 07:38:47 PM »

will do!  thanks gals.

so supportive.


we should have a Marley scarf gallery after all this!


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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2006 02:00:21 PM »

i realized after i started this that there IS a marley scarf thread. . .from two years ago!

duh.


anyway, i posted a pic. . .work in progress. . .on my original post.  check it out.

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2006 06:47:24 PM »

I think it looks great -- can't wait to see what it looks like when it's felted!
More pics please!
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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2006 04:53:22 PM »

AFTER pics on the original post.
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2006 08:06:38 PM »

My only idea to make the lock more substatial would be to double-knit it - which I attempted once with totally the wrong yarns and gave up immediately. The other thing I do when I'm going to felt something and I want it to have some heft is to a) use two strands and/or b) use smaller needles (by 2 or 3 sizes). That way it's pretty stiff before felting. For the keyhole, I would maybe try some needle-felting, but that's my latest passion, so I'm a bit biased.  Good luck!!
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