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Topic: September Felt-along - preparing for OCT 3rd. International felt-bombing  (Read 7144 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2009 04:29:19 PM »

i made my first properly wet felted piece today, in fiery colors, i had a friend over, and somehow i convinced her to felt with me... we made a piece of felt, the she made a pumpkin out of her half and i made a flag.. i'll stick t somewhere noticeable
i'm thinking, since our yard is the biggest on the block, with so many trees, i'l cover it in awesome redness and orangeness, people always drive by and stare at us, so why not give the something fun to look at?!?!?
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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2009 09:16:13 PM »

Fleshing out some prototypes. I need some help. 1. What is a good wool yarn to felt with? I need something to tie them on to trees. 2. Any online sellers that sell nice (medium quality is okay) carded and dyed wool for an affordable price? I am giving them away after all and living in a city people are most likely to throw them away.

I wonder with all the forest fires that happen every year if anyone will find me tying them to a tree in poor taste? *shrugs*

The Sheep Shed Studio- http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/ sells roving online for pretty cheep. Check out their mill ends. I would re comend buying some and then just dying it with koolaid. You can get pretty good fire colours with koolaid.
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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2009 12:05:28 AM »

Is there a yellow kool aid?
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« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2009 12:28:45 AM »

Sorry I can't be of help (Kool Aid isn't sold in Australia)
If not, you can use yellow food coloring
I used yellow & red food coloring to dye these 
(I mixed the yellow and red to make the orange)
Um, I used less than half of those little food coloring bottles, so it seem to go pretty far


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« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2009 02:03:50 AM »

Wow your hair and falls look amazing!! Please come do my hair? Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2009 03:16:17 AM »

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As for attaching to trees it depends on the shapes you are making and if you whant you attachment meathod to be seen. I have found the staple guns, hammer and nails worked the best for me. You can always use fishing line or yarns and threads. I know for the knitted graffiti they use zip ties.

I used hammer and mall finishing nails to attach this to the tree. When I deinstalled it, it was filled with earwigs and fuzzy caterpillars. *shutters*
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« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2009 03:23:04 AM »

I'm dying some sweet-ass yellow roving at the moment!  I've only been experimenting with dying for a couple of days, but I think this is something I could really get hooked on!  I also need to order some more roving so I have plenty to play with for FeltUnited! 

I'm loving reading about what everyone else is thinking of doing too and I can't wait to see pics after the event!  This is an awesome global event to be involved in, and it doesn't require a huge commitment to be a part of!

I've had a bit of a play around with a tag design and nearly have something ready to put up.  Stay tuned!
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« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2009 03:36:01 AM »

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As for attaching to trees it depends on the shapes you are making and if you whant you attachment meathod to be seen. I have found the staple guns, hammer and nails worked the best for me. You can always use fishing line or yarns and threads. I know for the knitted graffiti they use zip ties.

I used hammer and mall finishing nails to attach this to the tree. When I deinstalled it, it was filled with earwigs and fuzzy caterpillars. *shutters*

Eww. I don't want them back now. I was thinking it'd be really cool to art bomb the street I work on after work but even though it's a small street it would take a LOT of effort. I expect to do whatever I am doing for the day solo
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« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2009 07:41:09 AM »

those were some stylin' caterpillars and earwigs! that tree looks beautiful Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2009 02:40:27 PM »

I just remembered your Specimans piece peachymanaangel!  I loved that and now I'm thinking I need to experiment with felted forms for FeltUnited... I love how your pieces look alien-like and I'd love to stick them around town in trees and hanging off shop doors and stuff like that!

Time to experiment this weekend...  or tonight...  soon...
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