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« on: July 10, 2007 07:50:29 PM »

As a number of you know, I walked down the isle this April gone by.  Cheesy
A bunch of fabulous felters sent me felted flowers for the big day to line the isle
Here we are leaving the church

(more pictures and discussion here
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=143910.msg1800252#msg1800252)


For the bridesmaids, I wanted to felt up some shawls.
Craftster Velvet Rose invited me to her home and taught me some felting techniques with the power sander, and after some thought came up with these.



The girls and I


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They were made using undyed merino, felted onto tea dyed silk georgette.
What surprised me most was just how much the silk shrank during the whole process from both the dying and felting.

I was planning to incorporate more felted items into the wedding, but these took so much time!
That and I was busy crafting in other media to do jewelry and flowers
I made two shawls before these three that turned out horribly.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007 07:53:14 PM »

Those are beautiful shawls! I never would have thought you could felt one. And once again, I've gotta say that you're beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007 08:11:21 PM »

wow, those are truly beautiful!  and I am just dying to know what Velvet Rose does with a powersander and silk!

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007 08:54:49 PM »

These are gorgeous. They look like angel wings. You did a fantastic job.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007 10:50:21 PM »

Wow they are awesome Jane! They look so elegant & sophisticated.

Tarewyn I have a bad arm & back problems so I can't do too much rolling or my body starts to complain. Instead I lay out my silk fabric and wool fibre on a piece of very thin plastic, wet it down, cover it with another piece of plastic and apply the sander. It works a treat!
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007 06:16:14 AM »

You look gorgeous! And those shawls are amazing. I agree - fairy wings.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007 06:39:33 AM »

Congratulations on your wedding!

Those shawls look absolutely gorgeous. I love the effect of the different textures. And felting with a POWER SANDER?!?! Wow. Sounds SO cool.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007 03:27:35 PM »

Thanks everyone for your kind words.
We had the most fun that day  Smiley

WIPs - Felting a shawl isn't too complicated, it was just difficult for me because I was just learning this particular technique. If you're interested in felting a shawl, look up the term "nuno felting". I think there are some links and help in the craftopedia.

And felting with a POWER SANDER?!?! Wow. Sounds SO cool.

Yeah, that's what I thought when Velvet Rose mentioned it to me.
It's good fun. And who would have thought that something so delicate could be made from power tools  Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2007 05:43:47 PM »

Ever since I've seen the first mention of these shawls, I've been extremely curious about them...  Thanks for the details, Jane Doe!  I've said it before on another post, and I'll say it again: they're beautiful, and inspiring!
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2007 01:21:21 PM »

you are so gorgeous Jane.  Wink
Everything about the day seems breathtaking.
xo
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