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« on: June 01, 2007 07:43:11 AM »

Valsped sent me an awesome felting kit in a personal swap, and here's what I made!



I know it's not super exciting, but I think it came out cute.  I might put some clouds or something on it too.  I haven't decided.

Of course it lead, very very rapidly, to my second real felting project, which I think came out a weee bit more impressive!





Sorry the pictures are so dark.  I wanted to take them outside, but it started raining, grumble!

Here's a closeup that didn't come out TOO dark:

« Last Edit: June 01, 2007 08:23:04 AM by GraceOblivious - Reason: added descriptive info to title (rainbow and bag) » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007 08:30:23 AM »

Both are nice.  The laminate felt applique is bright, perky and pretty.  Of course a rainbow for raynbow! 

Yep, the purse is impressive.  Now do tell - wet felted, needle felted or a bit of both?  How fun it will be to use.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2007 08:55:47 AM »

The purse I needle felted over a rectangular foam block purse form thingy.  It's probably like 97% needle felted.  Once it was all done, and I felt like it looked good, I did throw it in the sink and then toss it around it a bit, just to firm it up though!
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2007 10:56:16 AM »

The purse I needle felted over a rectangular foam block purse form thingy.  It's probably like 97% needle felted.  Once it was all done, and I felt like it looked good, I did throw it in the sink and then toss it around it a bit, just to firm it up though!

Thanks for the making details - am always curious - I suspected that was it, but have guessed wrong often enough to be more cautious now.  The combination of needle to start and wet to finish seems to work well. 

Oh also ment to say neat design and color in the bag.  How cool you tackled something this big and so successfully in a first project.  Way to Go!
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2007 12:34:36 PM »

Yeah, I got to a certain point where it just didn't seem like the needles were doing anything anymore but I KNEW it still needed to firm up a bit.  So that's when I dumped it in the sink.

The only point I'm still worried about is the handle.  It's like, 6 layers, on the handle, so I'd think that would be enough, but I'm just worried it's not sturdy enough there.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2007 03:20:38 PM »

Both are very impressive! Amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2007 05:43:53 PM »

BEAUTIFUL raynbow! You are a quick learner! I'm glad I could contribute to a new obsession that you have obviously taken to! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2007 01:54:11 PM »

impressive for sure!
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2007 03:26:36 AM »

Hey, it IS cute!
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2007 07:51:07 AM »

very nice!  I have never thought to needle then wet....might have to try that too!

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