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sunnii
« on: February 02, 2008 07:49:34 AM »

Hi,
I've been needle felting beads and noticed that some of them are pretty fuzzy. I would like a more finished look to these beads and have searched different ways to do this. I've found a couple references to people dipping them into a "craft " glue that is diluted with water.  My question (can't find the answer anywhere) is what kind of craft glue would you use that wouldn't yellow eventually? Is it necessary to water down the glue?

Thanks for any help!
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008 08:08:56 AM »

 I wouldnt really use glue..but I would perhaps use diluted liquid starch..I would worry that the glue would give a more 'sealed' look to the bead and may take away from the whole felted bead thing..

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008 03:11:57 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008 04:11:46 PM »

Have you tried rubbing them with a ziploc-type baggie?  If I roll mine around with just my bare hands they end up pretty fuzzy, but the baggie seems to smooth em out.  Could just be me in need of some lotion on my hands though : )
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008 04:18:28 PM »

No,  haven't tried that yet.
I'll try that before I buy any liquid starch.


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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008 01:29:41 AM »

I've used the powdered starch, but made it up really strong (like glue)
The hard part was getting the boiling water in while moving the starch.
More than half the time I still get it wrong and end up with cloudy water instead of thick starch  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2008 03:01:13 PM »

Maybee I didn't understand the problem correctly, but why not make them wet with water and soap, like wetfelting and finish them off with that method???
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