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« on: November 18, 2010 01:46:46 PM »

This is the first time I've needle-felted anything, and I'm quite proud of it! I jotted down the mushroom on a piece of paper first to get an idea of the shape, but the hedgehog and flowers were all done as I went. I made it on a piece of red commercial felt. The inside is "sealed" with a layer of fabric mod podge. I had quite a battle with the ball clasp as I'd never tried installing one before (hence the dings and glue stains) . Lesson learned: it's better to make the piece larger than the frame rather than the same size as it shrinks during felting. Enough said, on to the pictures!




Question: how do you remove your finished item without destroying the foam mat?

Thanks for looking, C & C appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010 02:00:23 PM »

Oh, it is so cute! I want one...
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010 02:01:46 PM »

 Very Cute! I've never tried needlefelting before either. I can imagine how hard installing the frame can be, but your design is adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010 08:09:36 PM »

adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010 09:01:27 PM »

Beautiful work!! Great 1st try! Color me impressed.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010 09:04:48 PM »

I've never done this, but your first try looks great to me!
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010 06:25:48 PM »

Oh that's so cute!  When needle felting you need to occasionally lift up the piece from the mat to make sure it doesn't get permanently attached. Just get in the habit of sliding  your fingers under the piece every few minutes and it will save you from lots of trouble and crumbling mats in the future!
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010 12:56:16 PM »

Wonderful, thank you so much for the tip!
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010 07:47:27 PM »

This is really fantastic...LOVE the hedgehog! And the shape of the mushroom is perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011 12:29:59 AM »

It is very beautiful, I liked the contrast of the colors.
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