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redgirl
« on: May 06, 2007 11:26:56 AM »

Hello all, was just wondering when the next feltalong is due to happen?? I have just ordered a stack of new wool and and itching to get started, but i need some inspiration/theme! Grin
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amlype
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007 10:34:43 AM »

Good Question!
I am new to the world of felting and I was hoping that I could make my debut with the next felt-along.
Does anyone have any suggestions?!

 Grin I'm very excited! Grin

a m y
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007 03:47:19 PM »

To answer both of you, GraceOblivious and I are discussing if we were going to prompt/host any more new felt-alongs for the time being.
Mainly due to the waning interest over the last few felt-a-longs.

Thoughts/comments by any felters are welcome  Smiley


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amlype
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007 11:21:40 AM »

thanks for the info JaneDoe!
now you know that there will be at least 2 participants!
a m y
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007 12:33:49 PM »

Hi Amy, sure appreciate your enthusiasm.  Anyone can initiate a felt a long.  Yes even a new to felt making person. 

Initially, because there were so few feltmakers here we collaborated on what to do for felt a longs trying to find something of interest to the majority to help boost participation. 

Over the past year and a half there have been a variety of needle felting and wet felting felt a longs focused on building skills and trying techniques.

while there are no longer groups working on similar projects, you can work through the past felt a longs and ask questions, add new comments as you work.  Past participants are really great about checking those threads when new comments arrive and providing help. 

Please feel welcome to try one of those, especially if a new felt a long does not get started soon.
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raynbow
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007 02:57:04 PM »

I'm just now starting to get into felting, I've done beads and soaps so far, and not much else.

I'm thinking about going back to the beginning and going through the old feltalongs and it would be even more fun if others were doing it too?

We could start at the beginning?  Or just see if a couple of us could agree on one other than the first one to work on together?
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007 03:09:35 PM »

That is a great idea.  Maybe some variation of the theme using the basic skill - such as - Bead and Ball Felt a Long - how many sizes, how many different things can be made with felt beads/balls, compare how various fibers felt - who prefers needle felting balls, who prefers wet felting balls.

Or take any of the others and expand or refocus them.  since you have done beads and soaps is there one of the other feltalongs you would like to try with company?
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redgirl
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007 12:40:29 AM »

Well i'm up for it!
I would like to give a vessel ago and of course one of the fabulous hats, but i am open to suggestion and will go with the majority!

Perhaps we ought to vote!?? my top 3 choices for feltalong (in no particular order):

Wet felting a vessel
Needle felting over a 3D form - Hat
Wet felting over a flat resist 
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alatheia
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007 03:01:32 AM »

i would like to make a vessel!
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raynbow
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007 05:12:15 AM »

My top 3 would be

needle felting on flat work
needle felting over a 3d form
felted flowers
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amlype
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2007 10:56:51 AM »

my vote
goes for the vessel!

i'm in the middle of finishing a few commissioned knitting pieces, so thats why i didn't want to take the lead in the next felt-along.  but i'm very much into doing some following.....  Smiley

a m y
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redgirl
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007 01:00:07 AM »

Ok then, the votes so far are:
Vesssel = 3
Needle felting over 3d form = 2
flat resist = 1
Flowers = 1
Flat work = 1

Anyone else want to feltalong with us and add their vote in?Huh


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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2007 04:25:28 AM »

Redgirl, thanks for putting the votes together.  I will be away from a computer for the next couple of days, so if you all decide to start a felt a long, please feel welcome to go ahead with it and start a new topic with felt a long #12 in the title plus the theme chosen.

Exciting to see you taking the initiative and getting more felting in the works.
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2007 08:01:08 AM »

I have been around a while, but still feel like a beginner! I'd love to join in with new felt alongs (or revisit past ones with the group) My vote is for flowers, but I'd be interested in any of the ones already mentioned.
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redgirl
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2007 09:40:25 AM »

Final call for peeps interested in joining the (re)feltalong Cheesy

the votes so far are:

Vesssel = 3
Needle felting over 3d form = 2
flat resist = 1
Flowers = 2
Flat work = 1

So we don't spend forever voting and no time actually doing the feltalong, im going to be incredibly bossy and decide that the closing for votes is this Friday 18th May, so far its looking like the vessel is the favourite to start off with, but it could all change Grin
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2007 09:49:44 AM »

Sounds good to me, Redgirl.
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terrorandstrife
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2007 03:40:05 PM »

ahh!

I've decided within the last hour that I need to try a vessel!

I can't promise results (I don't know how strict things are in these -alongs...) but I want to try! really badly!

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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2007 04:15:19 PM »

the main point of the felt-a-longs is to help each other, share learning, struggle and succeed in fine company. 
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terrorandstrife
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2007 04:40:19 PM »

fabulous! count me in!

I've always wanted to try either wet or needle felting (though after reading about the needles I am pretty sure I wouldn't succeed without horribly maiming myself) so this is excellent!
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2007 05:12:03 PM »

I'm happy to do whichever you guys decide on.
How long would you like to keep the felt-a-long going for?
(The previous ones went for around a month in duration)
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« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2007 12:45:57 PM »

So glad I noticed this before the deadline.... Grin

My votes are

Vesssel
flat resist
Flowers
Needle felting over 3d form
Flat work

But truly, I am happy with anything using felt...count me in!

Tarewyn
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2007 08:49:03 AM »

Hola- felt-along folks.  Grin
I am so pleased to see a renewed interest in the felt-alongs, AND an interest in the vessels.  Wink Grin
If you'd like, I can come and pop by with some technical 'advice' or tips, or just general enthusiasm for your felt-along...I really just want to be a felty voyeur. lol.

cheers!
tanis
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2007 04:07:59 PM »

Good to see you around tanis  Smiley
Hope you're well

Of course, we'd love you to be our felty voyeur.
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redgirl
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2007 04:18:11 AM »

The polls have closed and the votes are in!! (ok i may be taking this a little too seriously Cheesy )

The final votes are, (Drum roll please!!!!!)

Third placed are:
flat resist = 2
Flat work = 2

Second placed are:
Needle felting over 3d form = 3
Flowers = 3

Which means the winner of the re-feltalong for this month is:

WET FELTED VESSEL = 5

So to continue with my bossy streak, if no one has any objections, how about starting today? I think Jane Does suggestion of a month is a good idea, plenty of time to gather materials and get going, so how about finishing on Friday 15th June?

I will start a re-feltalong thread for the wet vessel on the 'discussion and questions' page with a link to the tutorial. Anyone else interested is most welcome to join in.

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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2007 04:40:47 AM »

Works for me? Smiley  You go girl!
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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2007 11:03:24 AM »

YAY!!  Cheesy

thanks GO, I'm doing well, springtime here, just SUPER busy.  Wink
talk soon!
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