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hollyrh
« on: September 13, 2009 07:20:02 PM »


A while back I posted in the discussion and question section seeking advice about how to make the walls for a barn or other building on a felted playscape. I didn't get a single response, so I figured it out myself!
This is probably considered "cheating," but I ended up cutting pieces of acrylic felt the size and shape of the barn walls and roof, needle felting on top to create thick walls, adding pipe cleaners to the corners and then sewing the walls together. It seems pretty sturdy and I'm happy with the way it came out.
The rocks and fence are wet-felted. I used pipe cleaners again for the vertical parts of the fence.
There are more pictures and descriptions HERE on my blog.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009 07:39:57 PM »

Nice work on getting crafty. You made it work, and as long as you did that there is no such thing as cheating!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009 07:56:43 PM »

aaaah! This is too cute. I think you should add a fluffy animal.  Smiley My favorite part is the vegetable garden.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009 08:17:07 PM »

Cute!  Since I'm not a felter, I can't offer any method suggestions, but I will say that posts with images will get more attention than posts without.  A lot of users (myself included) just use the "Recent with Pictures" thread to see all the projects, so if you include an image of the work in progress with your question, it will be seen by everyone.  It certainly got me to comment!

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009 09:31:26 PM »

wonderful job and also way to go on figuring out how to make the barn! i had no idea on how to go about doing that. (new to felting)
i really like that you even included a little veggie garden  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009 01:32:47 PM »

That is amazing!  How large is it?
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009 04:39:52 PM »

It's not cheating - you were needle felting with an armature.  Wink

Love how it turned out
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2009 06:39:51 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2009 09:04:55 AM »

That is amazing!  How large is it?

The base is about 10 inches by 10 inches.

Thanks for all the nice comments!
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2009 05:57:14 PM »

Awesome job! I've been wondering the same things, thanks for the link to instructions!
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