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« on: January 09, 2008 03:49:45 AM »

 Smiley Hi I am a newbie to this and am making a felted slouch purse, I would like to add some of that eyelash fiber to it. Can this be done?? I thought I had seen one before. Any help would be appreciated!!


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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008 06:06:25 PM »

Am I on the wrong discussion board? I just need a little advice since I am new to this.

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008 09:32:38 AM »

Hi! are you adding the yarn as an embellishment?  I've added some as surface decoration    , but nothing more complicated Wink  To do that, I just laid it on the surface and made sure there were fibres on top to hold it in place before felting.  If you want it to work as a fringe, I would guess you would have to keep part of it separate (wrapped), a much more complicated task!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008 10:11:33 AM »

Yes, I just want to add it for embellishment. Thanks for the reply!!!!! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008 06:08:31 PM »

Are you wet felting the purse, or knitting and then fulling in the washing machine?
If you're wet felting, Msp's right, it will adhere if you just make sure to cover with a veil of wool.  If you're knitting/fulling, just carry the eyelash fiber with the other yarn as you knit:

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008 02:28:04 PM »

Maybe you can needle felt your yarn afterwards on the felted purse. This way you'll total control of the embellishment pattern. I often do it with embroidery thread, it's ok. It joust needs a biet longer to adhere to the felt than wool.
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