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« on: July 22, 2006 04:06:48 PM »

This wet felt a long, is wet felting over a flat resist!
The discussion and basic tutorial can be found here
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=105099.0



I made a manta ray puppet using a resist for the pocket underneath:

top:


underneath, with the pocket for your hand:


I wet felted his general shape with the pocket, but had trouble getting the tail/feelers to attach, so I needle felted them on after he was dry. I trimmed off the extra to make his shape and did a little more needle felting to even out his color and shape, and to add his eyes.
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2006 04:09:15 PM »

ptw - Wow, oh wow, oh wow is all I can say!
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006 07:33:25 PM »

Super cool manta ray, I really like how you did the colors.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006 05:52:48 AM »

Here's my project made using the flat resist
It's a bag made using undyed wool - every hue in this project is natural colored wool



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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006 07:54:08 AM »

Oh JaneD,  very feminine, very beautiful.  Especially like the use of all natural colors. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006 02:13:24 PM »

I am enjoying seeing what everyone has made. I must give the craft foam a try.

Here's one of the bags I made for the felt-along.

It's a bag for my daughter's lyre so it doesn't get damaged when she takes it on the bus LOL.

http://photos.imageevent.com/enchanted_wool/enchantedwool/small/dcp_6027.jpg
http://photos.imageevent.com/enchanted_wool/enchantedwool/small/dcp_6028.jpg

I traced the shape of the lyre onto bubble wrap and added a 30% margin all round.

I cut one piece of felting batt the size of the resist and cut another piece the size of the resist but made it bigger at the  top so it could fold over for a flap.

Also made a pocket at the front for the tuning key using a small piece of bubble wrap as a resist.

My kids added bits of coloured wool all over the felting batt.

I probably would not use this type of thick felting batt another time (or might pull several layers off it) as it was very bulky to fold around the corners (I had to keep cutting bits out of it) and the edges didn't felt that well in several places. I had to do a lot of repairs with the felting needle. Sad.

Also did not manage to felt the handle in, despite adding lots of wool over it on the inside and spending ages needle felting it in. The handle came out as soon as my daughter tried to carry the bag.  I am going to have to sew the handle in.

But I am happy with how the pocket turned out  - haven't made one of them before. And my daughter loves the bag even though it's got issues LOL.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006 02:23:05 PM »

jane- great design technique using the whole circle. Smiley I wouldve never wrapper my brain around it. but you- genius.  Grin
i also love the idea of owning a giant manta ray puppet. nice work ptw.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006 05:23:05 AM »

Wow, Jane that is the prettiest little handbag.  Is that a button on the top of the flap?

enchanted_wool- great lyre bag, the multicolor affect is really cool.  Sorry it didn't come out as well as you wanted but it looks great in the picture!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006 02:18:46 PM »

i love both bags....

have a great weekend!  Tongue

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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006 08:01:29 PM »

Your bag is awesome Jane - I love how you've done the handle!

P.S. did you get my PM about you coming over to felt next week?
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