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Topic: Feltalong #8 Needle felting over a 3D form - Hat  (Read 37623 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2006 06:41:20 AM »

Oh and Chipper, when it gets light enough to get over to my studio without a flashlight, will pull out a millinery book - remembered there is one with a pattern for oval head shapes.  If you can get the book from the library, the pattern would make a great template to put on the block foam and cut around.

The block foam was not on sale Sat. so am waiting for the next 40% off coupon to get a 1/4 yard of the 5 inch for experimenting.  So for now, leaving it up to you to do the experiments and tell us what works and what does not.

I would happily check the library for the book, but definitely wait for daylight Wink

Bummer on the non-sale!  If you have a Hobby Lobby around you, watch for their 40% off coupon too.  Jo Ann's WILL accecpt it!  They accept Micheals coupons too, but not on cut fabric because M doesn't carry fabric.  (just a little coupon sharing secret that I found out recently.  I actually used last weeks HL coupon on my foam)
--chipp

(another coupon secret: always print out 2 HL coupons cause if you get fabric cut at JA they will scan the coupon there and then when you check out you can use the other one.  At HL, you have to pay for the fabric at the cutting counter, so use one there and then pay for you other "big" item at the regular counter with the other one Wink )
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2006 07:58:02 AM »

Here is the book info - Ann Albrizio, Classic Millinery Techniques, p. 131 Lark Books, 1998  ISBM 1-57990-016-x

No HL or M here no Hancocks either.
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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2006 11:01:53 AM »

I am going to ride my bike up to Jo-Anne's with my 40% coupon and see what I can track down. 

Thanks for all the discussion on foam---if I can find a foam bolster, I am going to just buy some foam and some tough glue.

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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2006 02:26:30 PM »

I don't know if I'm going to felt a long- I would LOVE to, I'm dying to make a hat, I just worry about felting needles around my Tiny. Although, she's getting active and crawling and is no longer all over me, it may be safer- unitl she gets into something and I have to go get her. I may try.  Grin
I have a purchased hat form. I picked it up at the Estes park wool market- I was hoping to make some hats for the renissance festival so when I found it, I totaly yoinked it. The company name on the form is http://www.hookedonfelt.com/ though I think I got it through a shop... they have lots of fun forms. I got the 'large tall crown" with a brim. (they are two seperate peices.) I worry a little about the wool shrinking too far- I have a big head. I guess I will know when I make one. If it's too small, I will just have to give it to my mama.

BTW, GraceO, if you are trying to figure out how much wool is in a hat, why not just weigh the hat?  Grin 8 oz is 8 oz, wether felted, spun, or a pile of fluff.
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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2006 02:41:19 PM »

Hey, good idea.  weight the hat  OK - next project on the list - weigh hats.  LtG - if you are concerned about Tiny - maybe consider the clover felting tool - I think that the needles are retracted when not punching. 

Whether or not you feel able to join in at this time.  Great to see you back and posting here again.
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« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2006 07:45:26 PM »

if you are concerned about Tiny - maybe consider the clover felting tool - I think that the needles are retracted when not punching. 

Whether or not you feel able to join in at this time.  Great to see you back and posting here again.

Because I NEED another toy.  Tongue Dunno, I think I can TOTALY justify this one. WHOO!! Hobby Lobby here I come!!!!!
I have to be sensible around this place. I too easily get caught up in trades an projects. No trades untill my current projects (bigger diaper covers, celing covers and curtans) are done. But side projects are always welcome.... 8-)
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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2006 03:04:01 PM »

Ok thanks to LtG, weighed a couple of finished hats - wt was 3oz for a really light cap and 6 ounces for the blue swerls hat. HTH
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« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2006 09:48:25 AM »

Is this feltalong running indefinitely?   I must work on several things for a swap that I am signed up for to be sent at the end of September, but can't wait to start on my hat!  I'm forcing myself to wait so I can give it its due attention.

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« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2006 10:04:43 AM »

The time frame is to have all needlefelting info up by end of September and then in Oct people can share more finishing ways - for example Enchanted Wool will tell about wet felting after getting a needle felted base. 

I was trying to wait til the end of this week to start the laying outfiber section so that hopefully a few folks would have hat forms completed and able to start on fiber stuff.  It just is so nice to get the questions and explore ideas instead of just a straight tute.  JMHO

But the feltalongs can all be done at later times, there just won't be as many people offering support, comments, etc.

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« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2006 08:13:31 PM »

I wonder if a chunk of that blue construction foam would work if I carved it into shape...
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