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Topic: First go at felting (needle + wet) flowers and a bird.  (Read 1099 times)
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« on: February 02, 2010 08:15:19 PM »

So hi Smiley I've been lurking around crafster for a couple of years, figured it was about time to post on account of how completely obsessed I've become with felting. Like contemplating where I could stash a herd of merino in my backyard kind of obsessed.

My first felting project was a needle felted bird (excuse the cruddy cellphone photo)


That was fun. Don't get me wrong. But it took flippin' ages and I'm not the most patient of people.
So then I discovered wet felting! You don't get stabbed with this kind! Cheesy

And made a couple of flowers:
First one (3 layers):


Second one (5 layers):

Both!:


They both came out really fluffy. I'm not sure if thats down to my novice felting skills or to the wool fibres themselves. I used corridale which has a higher micron count than merino, (which I'm planning to try next).
I made them by pre felting some round-ish pieces of different sizes, layering them up, needling them together roughly in the middle and rubbing the heck out of them until they resembled something flower-like. The biggest problem I had was with the second one, the layers just didn't want to felt together so I ended up putting a couple of stitches in to hold them after it was dry. Any ideas about why that happens?  

Anyway, thanks for looking!
Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010 12:48:20 AM »

Love that bird!! Your stuff is awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 01:10:23 AM »

Awesome bird. Awesome first project. Keep it up.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010 08:28:22 PM »

They all look great!  I have to say I especially love the bird.  I have a bluebird tattoo, and it made me think of that. 
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