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corduroy cat
« on: March 13, 2007 03:53:19 AM »

i recently saw a beautiful needle felted tarantula on etsy, and in the description the woman said the armature was wire wrapped with embroidery floss. does anyone know the purpose of the wrapping the wire? is it instead of securing the roving to it with a bit of glue? also wondering how this is done? thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007 04:05:39 AM »

don't know about the embroidery floss, but do know that lots of people wrap the wire with either floral tape or thin quilt batting - for two reasons to strenghten the wire and to make a cover over the wire for the wool to stick into - also some say the covering helps keep down needle breakage.  But that is just what I've read.  Embroidery floss seems an expensive way to achieve it.
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radal16
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007 08:31:34 AM »

I agree, wool yarn seems much better
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007 05:05:16 PM »

Although I haven't done it, I would have thought that wool yarn would be better too radal16
Wouldn't the wool fibers lock in better with the wool than embroidery floss Huh

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corduroy cat
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007 07:59:48 AM »

hmm all good questions! maybe i'll ask her. here's the fabulous spirder i'm referring to by the way... http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=5249312
nancy's website is http://motleymutton.com/gallery.html she's an awesome needle felter!!
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radal16
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007 09:32:45 AM »

hmm all good questions! maybe i'll ask her. here's the fabulous spirder i'm referring to by the way... http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=5249312
nancy's website is http://motleymutton.com/gallery.html she's an awesome needle felter!!

I have been a long admirer of Nancy B.  She's had some really great stuff up on Ebay.  She's super nice too, I sent her a message about one of her fabulous critters and she sent me one of the links I've posted here.  I didn't mention Craftster to her, but I wanted to...
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