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Topic: Discussion about Feltalong #8 Needle felting or more open?  (Read 1742 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2006 10:03:03 AM »

you gals are on a roll with all this feltalong convo. fantastic, I am following all your words and nodding my head up and down here in total agreement.   Cheesy
way to go ptw for having the idea of self-taught nuno felting..and the perseverance to consider it as a tute later on. I did that with the vessel tute, i saw cute little fuzzy vessels online- didn't know how they were made, made my own version and made it a tute. lol. it was BIG drive for me.  Smiley

I'm also really into the hat - combining wet and needle- It seems lately I've been doing a lot of this. I call it cheating, in my mind- and the hubby calls it smart. lol. Adding the needle to a wet felt project helps a lot for time, and if you need to do the occasional repair or safety precaution. In turn it also affects my style, approach, and gives me great ideas for other projects. Similar to 'bonspiel' on etsy, (I'll try to find the link.) I started with a stuffed, commercial felt shape, needle felted a bunch of fibre to it and then wet felted it. I do it in layers, adding weird accents or shapes, its a real good hands project for seeing the vast results of the two methods. And makes a nifty little felted toy.  Wink Very free flow if you want it to be too. Makes for some good surreal art. haha.
anyways, I guess I've been in a bit of a vortex here with all the felt and deadlines I am pushing towards.. so I guess I just wanted a chance to add my 2 cents. Look forward to seeing what ya'll come up with.
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2006 12:50:41 PM »

All the above posts were moved from feltalong #7.  More thoughts and ideas welcome.

What would work best for you?




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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2006 12:55:06 PM »

i'd love to try needle felting a hat cause hopefully it would turn out better than my wet felted one Tongue but i'm up for anything! we can always start to go back to a holiday theme as there's plenty coming up...
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2006 11:43:41 PM »

Would a hat feltalong be open to wet felting as well? I prefer wetfelting (squish squish) and would be up for trying a hat.....

For a sometime-in-the-future feltalong, I'd like a laminate/nuno feltalong....

Just to make things clear, the way Grace + I have been organising these felt-alongs so far has been to alternate between wet felting and needle felting projects. I've been overseeing the wet felting, and Grace the needle felting.

There have been a number of reasons for keeping them seperate - including clarity for new felters, and the fact that many people feel much more comforable in one area rather than the other.

If there are other ideas regarding the structure of the felt-alongs, don't hesitate to share your ideas. The main thing to keep in mind, is to ensure that the felt-alongs cater for many people on the board and are clear.

Because we've extended the feltalongs from one month to two, how does this sound for the next felt-along:
needle-felted hats for the first month of the felt-along, and then (if enchanted_wool has the time) October can feature enchanted_wool's wet felting finishing technique.

There are many ways to felt hats I'm sure. Eg - I've never used a felting needle in my creation of felt hats.
I am planning to organise a wet felt-along in the future with a focus on hats  Smiley

If anyone's got ideas/requests regarding wet felting techniques, don't hesitate to either PM me, or discuss it here.

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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2006 06:27:01 PM »

Brought over from another topic.

Snacker said:  I can't wait for needle-felt tut on hats!  Do you need to buy a form from someplace?



GraceO replied: There are several options for what to use for a form/resist.  Will start out the feltalong with a discussion of what to use.  Thanks for asking.
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2006 12:58:22 PM »

I definitly would be interested in participating (and maybe even finishing?? lol) a felted hat project (i'll take either wet or dry, or both!), mostly because that's the whole reason i got into felting inthe first place  Lips sealed haha, then I just got sucked into other projects and sort of forgot about it...

But seriously, Jane, Grace, if you guys ever post felted-hat feltalongs, or even just the tuts for them, I'd probably just die of happiness!
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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2006 01:24:13 PM »

I've done both needle and wet felting, but for right now I'm more open to a needle felting project because I just moved and don't have a crafting space to do a big wet squishy project!

I'd love to do some slippers for my daughter since cold weather is coming soon, perhaps I could adapt from a hat project?
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2006 10:22:51 AM »

Henitsirk, yes you could do it that way.

also  feltalong #8  has begun  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118185.0
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