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« on: April 03, 2005 08:12:25 PM »

This is my first go at needlefelting, I can see this being very addictive:
     
It's only about 7cm high.
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CraftyZary
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005 09:44:31 AM »

cute!! how did you  make it to get the shape so clear? I have done some needlefelting
but I have been able only to do simple 3d images, the flat images I just can not get them
on shape, maybe I do something wrong? but your alien is really well done! congrats!
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005 01:01:54 PM »

Thanks! For the green bits I just arranged the wool on the foam base roughly how I wanted them, and paid careful attention to the edges first to get the outer shaping right, then needle the inside area like crazy. Next I peeled it off when it was flattening and needled the other side until it was as dense as I required.

The arms and legs were just a thin strip (about 12cm by 1cm) that I folded lengthwise and twisted, leaving the "hand" or "foot" free. Then needled like crazy, twisting the limbs again if they were getting too wide.

For the eyes and mouth I cheated a bit! I got a clump of black wool, flattened it down on the foam base, and needled it until it was a good flat piece of felt. then I cut out the shapes with scissors, and needled them on to the green face.

The key to getting the shapes clean is to really focus on those edges, if a few wisps stray outside the shape then fold them back over into the design and needle those edges in.
Hope that helped.
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KimberlyPye
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005 10:32:13 AM »

BWAAAAAAAAAhahahahaaaaaaaaaa!  That's amazing!!!!!!!!!!
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