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« on: October 27, 2009 08:50:40 AM »



 This is a camel I did for a commission.  He is firmly felted without an armature, and stands just over 10" tall.  He even has the eyelashes.  I used hairs from my dog's tail for them.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009 08:53:00 AM »

Wonderful details. Beautifully done.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009 08:56:26 AM »

very well done. this looks almost like a plastic figure. great work!
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009 09:02:49 AM »

This made my day its so amazing
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009 09:03:01 AM »

What an amazing job you did!
He looks fantastic Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009 09:16:40 AM »

Amazing!  Favourite thing I've seen all day.  I love his character, expression, an liveliness. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009 09:23:39 AM »

This is so fabulous.  I showed my friend who *LOVES* camels, and she immediately wanted to steal him Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009 09:27:44 AM »

this is absolutely beautiful!    Shocked  your attention to detail is stunning!  ...sigh...... another project that makes me want to try my hand at needle felting..... i just don't need another craft!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009 09:34:02 AM »

What an amazing job you did!
He looks fantastic Cheesy
Absolutely fantastic!
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2009 09:37:41 AM »

WOW! This is totally rad! The eyelashes are an excellent touch, and the camel's face is really realistic!
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2009 09:42:16 AM »

it looks great! The detail is amazing, I love the face, its adorable!!
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2009 10:12:06 AM »

That's fabulous! You are very talented...hitting the "This Rocks!" button!! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2009 10:38:08 AM »

This is incredible!  I've seen felted birds and have been impressed, so this being 1000x bigger and even more detailed blows me away.  That must have taken you forever!
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2009 11:25:48 AM »

Amazing work! Its gorgeous!  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2009 11:38:49 AM »

Thank you everyone.  Wow, you sure made my day.  I just posted this and to see all these replies already is awesome. 
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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2009 12:39:45 PM »

This is brilliant!  I love that you used dog hairs for the eyelashes - great idea!
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2009 01:35:16 PM »

He's really beautiful.  He has such a lovely face, and I love the felting, and the detail is wonderful - right down to the wrinkles on his neck.
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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2009 04:21:27 PM »

No armature, eh?  Fabulous job on it.  He looks great.  I love the eyelashes.
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2009 05:23:36 PM »

A great piece. Very well done.
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2009 05:25:09 PM »

He's Awesome! So cool!
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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2009 06:55:16 PM »

He's amazing!! Such a cute face!

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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2009 07:00:18 PM »

I spied him in hot new projects and wasn't sure from the thumbnail what it was.  But when I saw him close up....

LOVE HIM!  He's wonderful in all ways! Great job!
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2009 07:54:11 PM »

Oh how cute! You just want to give him a hug! Unlike a real camel, he won't spit!  Cheesy

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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2009 09:20:35 PM »

Thank you so much everyone.  No, there is no armature.  I do my legs by adding a small bit of wool at a time, and shaping as I work my way down to the feet.  It takes for ever, but is nice and sturdy.
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« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2009 09:34:41 PM »

He is awesome. 

I don't know much about felting, well I've felted some of the stuff I've knit but this is obviously a totally different process.  Could you explain it a little for me.  Do you just start out with roving or do you use pieced of felt and ball it up or what? 
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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2009 10:07:07 PM »

beyond wonderful
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« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2009 10:42:25 PM »

OMG, this is so amazing!!! You have true talent, I'd love to see more.
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« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2009 12:47:42 AM »

I just slammed the "this rocks" button. i can't believe how much detail you got in a little guy like that! He's beautiful  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2009 06:27:02 AM »

That is amazing. I thought it was a life size camel in the small thumbnail LOL I even thought it may be real  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2009 09:05:01 AM »

Its face is totally cute.  Although, I must say I would be scared if I saw that standing in my living room haha! <3
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« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2009 12:55:22 PM »

wow this is beautiful, way to think outside the box with the dog hair!
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« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2009 08:39:12 PM »

That looks so realistic I'm impressed.
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« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2009 08:26:40 AM »

WOW  Shocked This is so freaking awesome!!
I loveeeee him!
Is he totally needle felted or did you wet felted him as well?
You did an amazing job on the skin folds and details!
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« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2009 07:10:15 PM »

Thank you for your continued revues all. 
Wendy, I use wool roving and a felting needle.  I roll the roving into an egg shape, firm it down with the needle, then add small amounts of roving and shape them as I go along.
Shade of Shadow, he is totally needle felted. No wet felting.
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wow! Grin
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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2009 01:59:20 AM »

Wow.  This is so incredibly amazing.  I didn't know this kind of craft brilliance was even possible.  Well done.
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« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2009 09:35:39 AM »

This is fabulous.  I love the face shot.
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« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2009 01:51:35 PM »

Holy Guacamole!  That's amazing.
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« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2009 11:54:27 PM »

beautiful work! it is gorgeous with so much detail!
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WOW! This is amazing! I want to learn how to make cute little felt guys Smiley they are so cute!  Grin
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this is so fantastically awesome! The details are gorgeous, I love the musculature and the eyelashes!
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Congrats on making it into the craftster best-of for 2009!
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« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2010 10:05:08 AM »

this is awesome! im jealous of your skillz.  Cheesy
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Wow! What an awesome job you have done. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done! LOVE IT!
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