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Topic: Blue Quail small Clutch! ...final result...  (Read 1563 times)
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« on: March 30, 2009 05:18:53 PM »

Well, here is what happened to my little blue quail, I worked on my first wet felting ever and made a small clutch (didnt know what I was doing but it turned out okay I think). THen I needle felted my quail on there and made a branch and a flower to go on it as well.
the clutch really isnt that wonky/sideways, i had to put it on my scanner to take a pic of it and didnt realize I had it on there crooked...
anyway, I plan to line it with fabric, add a zipper, and then put a pull on the zipper to create a wristlet clutch out of it...


I had NO IDEA how time consuming it would be to do wet felting and needle felting, or how to get the fibers going just right to interlock and make the actual strong felt...it took longer than I thought it would! So all you master felters out there ROCK! I now see why those felted purses I so love on Etsy cost what they do now! a lot goes into these pretty suckers!
Anyway, what do you all put inside them when making your wet felted purse as a form? foam? card board? also, do you ever toss them in the dryer?
C&C welcome and appreciated  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009 05:28:22 PM »

I actually like the fuzzyness. I dont know much about needle felting but im sure if you wanted to tighten up your little quail you could give her a hot bath?? I can totally see this on a posh little cardigan.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009 06:39:40 PM »

Ah... I love the quail! What a great job on your first try. Now we can all say that you rock for coming up with such a cool design!
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009 09:25:37 PM »

This finished up BEAUTIFULLY!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009 06:05:02 PM »

thanks you two!  Smiley it was a lot of fun...i think it may become one of my favorite crafts to do...now to get more packs of roving! or try to talk hubby into investing in some sheep.....lol Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009 02:18:09 AM »

Wow, that's really pretty, great job
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009 01:22:32 PM »

Good job, especially for your first time felting!

I use acetate for my resists. I have a big roll that my mum bought years ago for making stencils. But I've also used templates cut from thick ziplock freezer bags. That way you can felt both sides without them felting together. I sometimes put them in the dryer, but be careful, certain types of wool when you dry them creates a different over shrunk, almost nubby surface texture. Plus it can cause lot of shrinkage, sometimes. If you want a smooth finish, I wouldn't' recommend it.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009 03:20:22 PM »

thanks! Smiley

I wasnt sure what to use to put in the middle of the purse as I was making it, so I used a thin piece of foam...well, it wanted to stick to the foam lol. so I will know next time to use something else than what I used...although it turned out okay in the end, it probably could have gone smoother lol. i had to do a lot of wet smoothing and shaping once I got the foam out of there. Roll Eyes

i have a lot of dark varigated roving that I will create into something next time...now I just need some bright roving to make into a pretty decoration to go on it.... Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009 03:24:09 PM »

I love the colours you've chosen.

I've done some wet felting, but haven't ventured onto needle felting. I like the result of combining the two methods. I'm off to try it!
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009 07:22:55 PM »

That is beautiful! Very sweet and very lovely. Smiley
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