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« on: November 13, 2006 05:48:03 PM »



This is a wallhanging for a good friend who just got her naturopathic doctor's license.  I tried to mimic the AMA cadeuces symbol, using natural items to make it so it would reflect the naturopathic philosophy of healing gently with nature and nutrition.  I also included lots of andinkra symbols in honor of my friend's spirituality and heritage.  I still need to do some finish work on it (& try to get it more square!) and  I need to figure out how I want to hang it.  I might try to find a nice looking branch to hang it off of. Any comments or advice is appreciated, as this is my first wallhanging.  I'm so happy my kids were willing to help with the felting...they loved rolling the bubble-wrapped mat all around and saved my back.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2006 03:12:17 AM »

Ahhh, it is gorgeous.  To me one of the beauties of hand made felt is that it may not be square.  Things in nature are not generally symetrical, a little asymetryical a abit off kilter.  I have heard of some people fixing a strip of velcro across the top back of felted hangings and stapeling the matching strip to the wall to hand felt work.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2006 03:28:55 AM »

WOW! What a present! Did you needle felt on some of the designs or is it purely wetfelted? I like the locks you felted in. I think it would look great hung from a branch.
Although Grace's tip of using velcro is great too. But a branch would go with the whole natural theme.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2006 06:18:36 AM »

Wow, so much detail.  I am truly, truly impressed!  I hope your friend appreciates it as much as it deserves!
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006 10:04:54 AM »

That's incredibly gorgeous.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2006 11:54:10 AM »

Fabulously beautiful. I love it!!! The attention to detail make me want to pursue more flat pieces. Thank you so much for sharing. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2006 12:23:14 PM »

That's wonderful!! I usually attach my wall hangings to a twig or stick from the backyard, using wool yarn and a tapestry needle.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006 03:56:43 PM »

Thanks so much for all the tips and comments!  I did needle felt the design lightly.  I used whatever wool I had on hand, knowing some fibers (the merino) would wet felt faster than others .....so I was worried about ending up with separately felted layers. I needled it together first and then wet felted it slowly with cold/lukewarm water. I still need to do some detail work, and go looking for a stick!   
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2006 01:34:08 PM »

wow, thats amazing.  i can't wait to get better at needle felting.  it amazes me what some of you craftsters can do!

way to go!
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