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« on: December 11, 2008 08:43:18 PM »

I've been meaning to try a felt mosaic with prefelt for a while.  I use prefelts a lot, and keep all the leftover bits.

http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/feltmos2.jpg [edited to change broken image to link]

I put down four layers of grey, then arranged and lightly needled the prefelt 'tiles' on top. This took a long time.

http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/feltmos1.jpg [edited to change broken image to link]

Then I wet felted the whole thing.

http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/feltmos3.jpg [edited to change broken image to link]

The tiles smeared together a bit, I think I should have spaced them farther apart. The cut edges of the prefelts tend to 'spread' a bit when wet felted. I'm planning to try some more mosaic style projects and see if I can get the result to look like a real mosaic.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008 10:00:30 AM »

Using the prefelt as tiles is a neat idea.  I can see that making a really cute pillow.

BTW your asssistant/model is gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008 09:32:57 PM »

Wow, I love this idea!
I'd like to try it with black undernieth.
Thanks for the inspiration  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008 01:49:54 PM »

That is clever and pretty!

And so is your muse!
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008 10:46:54 AM »

I never needle felt the prefelt onto the wool fibres. I am not that patient. I just make it wet and start very gently "massaging/ rubbing." Maybe a tip to spare time.... Huh
It works for me!

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009 01:04:00 PM »

Wow! This pagan is super jealous of the black kitty mosaic!

I have to make one of these for the girls in my coven Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009 07:01:28 PM »

This is really great!

And I love the fur in between your kitty's toes!
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