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« on: May 15, 2010 08:00:34 AM »



I made this jacket for my final project for fiber class. i learned a tonnn while making this, i had to use many techniques that i had never tried!

first, i went to a 'fiber farm'. i drooled the whole time i was there! but i shaved some sheep, then used these cool machines to make large pieces of wool that i could work with:



then, i learned to dye the wool. and then how to felt! (i wound up with a needle lodged in my finger nail, it's slowly coming out!) i probably felted for 50 hours or more, it took me ages. sorry for terrible photos, all i have atm is my phone to take pictures!

the front:


back:


whole thing:


and how the inside looked:


i'm veryyy proud of this jacket. it fits me perfectly!! it's the first time i've ever used a pattern (one that pseudo_pix made me  Cheesy) i altered it a lot but i like how it came out.

comments please Cheesy


(i didn't know if this should go in fiber arts or sewing! move if needed!)



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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010 08:13:21 AM »

WOW!!!  this is wonderful!   "this rocks" for sure!
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010 08:19:27 AM »

Amazing. I love it. Wow. I want to go to a fiber farm. Did you drool on the sheep? (sorry, had to ask.) That's truly amazing. I'm so jealous.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010 08:33:55 AM »

That's amazing! Were these machines on the fiber farm?
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010 08:40:41 AM »

Wow that is amazing! I hope you get super grades for it  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010 08:53:58 AM »

Love! That jacket looks amazing and so cozy!! We totally need to see some actions shots! Awesome  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010 08:56:29 AM »

Gorgeous jacket!!!!!!  I love how you were involved in the process from start to finish!  Are you wearing it everyday, everywhere?  I would Grin
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That is amazing! I'd love to see an action shot!
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010 02:00:53 PM »

Rocks, Rocks, ROCKS!!! Amazing job Love!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2010 04:10:12 PM »

thank you everyone  Cheesy

Amazing. I love it. Wow. I want to go to a fiber farm. Did you drool on the sheep? (sorry, had to ask.) That's truly amazing. I'm so jealous.
well! they had a TON of babies and i was snuggling them (and probably drooling) and they hated me but they were so so cute!!!

That's amazing! Were these machines on the fiber farm?
yes! they were amazing. they also had this felting machine, which stabbed the wool a bunch as it pulled it through. i opted to be old school and felt it all by hand which i completely regretted!!! my arm was so sore, it took forever, and i stabbed myself a billon times (one of which went straight through the finger nail and out the other end, broke off half way and is still in my nail!)


and action shots: i'll work on them!  Cheesy
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