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Topic: Needle Felted Food: buger, banana split, sushi  (Read 7989 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2005 06:35:48 PM »

I've been trying to make animals.

hm, ok.  3d needle felting can be tricky to do at first...you want to make sure that you don't stab one part of your roving totally flat (which is not hard to do if you're not careful.)  i wish i could put it into words how i do it when i sculpt a critter, but it's difficult sometimes. 
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2005 09:00:16 AM »

so cute!
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2005 01:20:38 PM »

I love felt. I love food. I really love felt food. The hamburger looks great!
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2005 11:29:32 AM »

spillyjane, I've never done any needle felting...so this might be a silly question.  How do you keep all the various pieces together?  Are they glued together?
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2005 11:38:03 AM »

Fantastic! Much like your other pieces.  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2005 12:29:41 PM »

spillyjane, I've never done any needle felting...so this might be a silly question.  How do you keep all the various pieces together?  Are they glued together?

they're not glued, they're all felted together.  glue might make the piece more secure, though...but i've never tried it.
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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2005 06:54:26 AM »

very cute!
spillyjane, I've never done any needle felting...so this might be a silly question.  How do you keep all the various pieces together?  Are they glued together?

they're not glued, they're all felted together.  glue might make the piece more secure, though...but i've never tried it.
i think you'd be best sticking with needling them together spillyjane. i'm thinking the roving might be too porous for glue, and it would weigh the wool down.
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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2005 09:06:06 AM »

very cute!
spillyjane, I've never done any needle felting...so this might be a silly question.  How do you keep all the various pieces together?  Are they glued together?

they're not glued, they're all felted together.  glue might make the piece more secure, though...but i've never tried it.
i think you'd be best sticking with needling them together spillyjane. i'm thinking the roving might be too porous for glue, and it would weigh the wool down.

yeah, i suspect you're right.  i would be leary of applying any type of liquid to a needle felted piece.
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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2005 09:31:11 AM »

its really interesting how its still so light. How long did it take you? do you think you might try to tighten it up?
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2005 10:58:50 AM »

its really interesting how its still so light. How long did it take you? do you think you might try to tighten it up?

the banana and the dish are somewhat fluffier than the other pieces that i do, yes.  i think it adds to the oddness of making food out of wool--you can't mistake it for plastic or clay or anything else.  the birds that i make are much more tightly felted.
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