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« on: February 12, 2009 12:12:54 PM »

Instead of using a balloon or other deflatable resist for making vessels, I tried some samples using medium sized styrofoam balls.  Basically, I just wet felted over the balls, using enough wool to make a sturdy thick bowl. When the fibers were semi-felted, a bit more felted than pre-felt, I cut the wool in an asterisk pattern and removed the balls. Then I finished felting and tried to rub and seal the cut edges.



They are little, since I used about 3" balls, but they hold their shape pretty well. I think this method might be easier for beginners to make bowls rather than using a larger balloon or a flat resist. The caveat is that the top needs to be opened enough to remove the styrofoam ball, you couldn't have just a small rim on the bowls.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 12:16:52 PM »

These are so cool.  Wisted.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009 12:19:28 PM »

Those are great - really nice colour combos!
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009 02:07:34 PM »

Very cute, and thanks for the idea with the ball.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009 05:20:36 AM »

That's cool!  If you could find a large enough ball, it would make a nifty, funky hat!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009 12:50:28 PM »

That's a really good idea!  I learned how to wet felt over the summer, and have been hoping to start messing with it again soon.  That's something I will have to try!
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009 09:36:55 PM »

ptarmic wumpus thy came out really well!
Nicely felted - very smooth and even
I like the starburst tops too. Beautiful work
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009 01:38:37 PM »

I like them. When I first saw the thumbnail I thoght they were egg sacks and that the face huggers were lurking somewhere.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014 07:19:51 PM »

This is a great project to do with kids. At least I hope it is because that's who I'm going to try it with, lol. The colours are super nice.
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