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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2007 04:50:37 PM »

me too....here's my clammie and lobster


I think i'm felting deficient....i tried hand felting these guys, then threw then each into 3 loads of HOT wash loads and they still aren't completely felted!  I'd love any hints!

what yarn are you using? that may be the problem. if its not 100% animal fiber, it may not felt all the way.

i love these clammies!
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2007 10:57:24 PM »

Thanks all!   Grin turtlie, your clam and lobster are very cute.  I know what you mean about the felting though.  I think I could have tried felting mine longer.   And I used 100% wool.  I don't remember what I used for the shell, but I KNOW I used the recommended yarn for the clam. 

« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2007 06:50:26 AM »

Thanks....I'm using Lamb's Pride worsted, which is 85% wool and 15% mohair...the LYS lady said it is a good felting yarn  Undecided she did suggest for lighter colors like white and yellow to use a less commercial and processed brand, but for darker colors she said it should felt fine
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2007 01:42:39 PM »

So adorable!!! I kept meaning to look at this yesterday, but forgot - aww!

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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2007 12:09:21 AM »

awww! how sweet! it's so cute in it;s little built-in house!
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2007 06:22:26 AM »

very cute seafood!

Felting issues might be from not enough agitation or too little or too much soap. Lamb's pride takes a while to felt from my experience (40+ minutes).

How much soap is enough soap? less soap is better - like whatever feels like it would knot your hair is good.

If you're machine felting, you need to make sure that you have a pair or two of jeans in there to smack your pieces around.

With the yarns that I use, when I hand felt it takes about 20 minutes of constant agitatition - but blends with elderly sheep wool may take longer or not felt properly. The hairs on sheep get thicker and more coarse and do not open up when felting. I hit this with several batches of yarn - you can see the "whiskers" if you look closely at your yarn when buying (look for those coarse hairs poking out of the yarn) but this won't work with a mohair or other animal blend. Elderly sheep wool is what you don't want.

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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2007 07:52:25 AM »

I have got to get me one, he's adorable!

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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2007 03:08:10 PM »

I absolutely love these!
Have pattern, will felt!
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« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2007 04:53:19 AM »

So cute, it looks so sweet, great work!

This is still on my list of "Craftyalien things to do" one day I'll get round to it!

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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2014 04:46:04 PM »

Awesome job Grin
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