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« on: February 27, 2007 06:33:22 PM »

Here is the March felt-a-long.  It maybe starting it early but I figure it has to be March somewhere tomorrow. 

The theme is Nature and we would like to (but not necessary) to incorporate some other craft/art. 

Some examples:

Wet felt and then make homemade paper with the wet felt bits.
Knit a hat then wet/needle the accessories.
Wet felt a purse then knit some decorations.
Wet/needle a flower then incorporate knit, crochet, beading.
Beading of anything of wet/needle felt origin.
Woodwork a shelf and create a wet/needle cover.

Anymore examples???  Pictures for inspiration?Huh  I will try to add some as the days tick.
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007 07:06:45 PM »

Hurray!  This sounds very fun.  thinking cap in place.  Will report after wheels have been turning and churning out ideas. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2007 07:10:34 PM »

I haven't participated in any of the felt-alongs yet, but my mind is spinning with ideas, so this one may get me...
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2007 06:38:14 PM »

Ooh!
You know I adore the theme you've chosen.
I'll try rustle up some examples for you asap
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007 08:23:49 AM »

I found some...I really want to find a shot that somebody has combined paper and wet/needle felting:

http://www.carolcypher.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=300&linkpath=http://marylynr.bizland.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/pinkrose.jpg&target=tlx_new

http://www.carolcypher.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://marylynr.bizland.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/doppelganger1.jpg&target=tlx_new&title=Felted%20bead%20diva%20lariat.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2007 09:49:04 PM »

Here we've got asra's glass + felt
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=156086.0

Another glass and felt example
http://www.interweave.com/bead/books/hand_felted_jewelry/images/felted_glass_pendant.jpg

(I'm thinking of you teamwang)
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007 10:39:23 AM »

(I'm thinking of you teamwang)

ME TOO!!  Wink  Grin

I just purchased some amazing glass beads, which I will be using in the centres of some new felt flowers (but of course. heehee)
hmmm.. Paper and fibre, teamwang sent me a dragonfly needled directly onto some paper I painted for her. I cant find it! or I'd take a pic!
Hopefully, the goreous Miss Wang will drop by soon.  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007 07:07:11 PM »

Here, try this link:

www.gailcrosmanmoore.com

Felt flowers with handblown glass beads.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2007 10:32:31 AM »

Here, try this link:

www.gailcrosmanmoore.com

Felt flowers with handblown glass beads.

This woman is my hero. I have been obsessing with beads and felt flowers for the last year since this link was posted...
I will be working on my version of felt flowers and --beads this feltalong... hope to post pics soon!!!!!
Thanks for reposting radal. Big love. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2007 10:38:07 AM »

You're welcome Cheesy.  She used to have kits posted on her site that you could buy for lots of money, but I wasn't able to find them this time...
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2007 10:44:23 AM »

Snacker, recently read something about using paper mixed with fabrics.  This person was taking paper and pressing fusible web to the back then pressing it onto fabric - maybe something like that would work with needle felting.

How were you thinking of combining the paper and the felting?
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2007 06:42:00 PM »

Hi!  *waves arms*  I am here.  Darn the computer went out.

I am experimenting--not with the paper.  I am scared.  I hope to get some pictures up this weekend of some mix crochet and felting...

I was thinking of shredding up roving and making up homemade paper with roving bits in it..
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2007 07:07:38 AM »

Here is a tutorial on silk fusion - uses textile medium to get felt roving to make paper - http://www.joggles.com/silk-fusion-tutorial.htm  I wonder if one could then either needle felt into the silk fusion or cut appliques from the silk fusion and felt that into a wet felted piece by placing it and getting it to stick in the layout stage/early felt stage.
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2007 01:16:39 PM »

I have done silk fusion and you can needle felt into it. I haven't tried cutting pieces out to then attach to felt - I am afraid that it would mess up the felt due to the fabric medium. It would get all gooey and sticky. I did use silk shapes made out of silk fibers or hankies that you make into the shape you want, spray them with spray starch and then iron them. It works well to use these to add to wet felting. The spray starch rinses away and the silk is felted to your wool.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2007 02:16:19 PM »

Thanks Ruth, some great points.  Hmmm, one use the  silk fusion steps with very little water and with starch rather than textile medium maybe  and iron the "paper/fabric/sheet of silk
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2007 01:59:44 PM »

I can only speak from *one* attempt at the silk sheets, using veggie fibres, ummm... bamboo silk, and, erm.. soy silk!

laid out a sheet and sprayed w/ starch.
Ironed (between kitchen towel!! ) and it fused fairly well.
cut it in pieces, couldnt get perfect detailed pieces, but.. i think that's might just be my method. haheh
I added them to a wet felt piece and it just kind of melted into the wool-once wet.
but it wasnt gooey - made a cool effect in a blobular kind of way--haha
 sorry i dont have pics, but maybe my half -assed attempt might help?

lol-sorry.
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2007 01:53:54 PM »

Finally am getting going on something for this feltalong.   Lately have been learning and trying some new to me "surface design" techniques - mostly layering with iron-on glue sheets - now ready to add these to a laminate felt base.  Worked on the first layer today - needle punching roving into commercial wool felt.  Will try and get a photo yet this afternoon.
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2007 03:29:38 PM »

Progress report - here are the stages in the altered fabric

started with aprox a 5 x 12 inch piece of wool felt turquoise color

Needle felted in pine green, soft green, yellow, pink to make a dry laminate felt.


ironed a light fusible web to the top of the laminate felt, cut bits of left over embroidery floss & perle cotton in pink, greens, yellow


drizzeled the bits on top of the now cool fusible web, covered with teflon sheet and pressed thus adhered the bits to the laminate felt


layed 3 strips of yellow lace on top of all that - with iron-in fusible behind the lace, covered the whole thing again with fusible, placed pink net on top - again covered with teflon sheet and pressed until fusible all absorbed.


Had some other yarn to add but thought it was too much.  So have stopped at this point.  Plan now to use this altered fabric to make something.

Think the lace is too much, should have stopped with the bits.  But was wanting to push this style and see what might happen.  Will see how it comes out when made into something.
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