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Topic: Monster flowers. Winner of the monster felting challenge 09  (Read 3786 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2009 04:42:01 PM »

Wow! I love her, she's just adorable!  Cheesy
Is she detachable from the base, or felted on?
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2009 05:19:13 PM »

oooh very nice!  my son wants her.
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2009 08:42:38 PM »

He's definitely suitable.
A monster doesn't have to be scary
He looks like a lovable ol dopey monster.
And the flowers add to it  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2009 11:44:39 PM »

I love this! How cute.

I consider anything that doesn't exist in real life to be a "monster"...that and I'm sure dragons are considered monsters.
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2009 08:16:43 AM »

Thanks everyone!  It is attatched to the base.  Generally I don't attach things, but this is more of a sculpture than a play thing.
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009 10:51:08 AM »

she's gorgeous Smiley i totally want a big one of her to hug and give flowers to.
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2009 05:02:15 PM »

Tell me your secret:  my stuff is always "fuzzy"...what do you do to smooth down your surfaces? 
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2009 07:21:25 PM »

so cute!!

this has pretty much confirmed that i need to learn how to needle felt!!!
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2009 09:07:00 AM »

Tell me your secret:  my stuff is always "fuzzy"...what do you do to smooth down your surfaces? 

I think my secret is my hand-dyed wool.  I have used lots of different wools (?) and what works best is the stuff I have dyed myself, because it turns out a little bit wet-felted.  It's much easier to needlefelt that way.   Also a lot of has to do with how you "arrange" the wool before you start needle felting, if that makes sense.   This is especially relevant if one is using "super wash" or something silkier than normal fiber.  Like for each part of my monster (torso, neck, head) I rolled the wool up like a roll of wrapping paper and then needled it into place.  For the flower petals, I took some dry wool and matted it up between by fingers, then wet felted it a bit to get the fly-aways to stick down.

Also, if you have a lot of fly-aways, if you needle in an upward line at about a 45 degree angle, it helps to stick some of them back in.
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2009 10:10:19 AM »

Fantastic!  I just learned how to needle felt in December.  It was a "beginner" class so we just did 2-d stuff.  Had I read all the tuts, etc, before I started I would've been scared!! So now I just need to figure out what I want to do and go from there.
I also saw some people steaming their finished project with an iron.  I actually have a hand-held steamer, so I'll have to try that one, too. 
Dying my own wool...hmmm...I'll have to think about that one (I can just see it now...DH walks in the kitchen "honey, was is the kitchen sink stained PURPLE??" )
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