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« on: March 25, 2011 04:07:33 PM »



Made with merino wool, wet felted over a balloon. I hope something will move into it this spring!
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011 04:19:58 PM »

Oh cool a pod birdhouse
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011 04:32:08 PM »

Wow, that's really cool! Awesome colors, too!
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011 04:32:40 PM »

That's so neat. Will it resist water? Will it drain if it gets wet inside? Did you put a hole in the bottom for drainage in case it does resist water and does collect some inside? I am very curious about this wool pod bird house, very curious indeed!
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011 05:24:27 PM »

I was surprised at how well it repelled water actually!
When I dumped water over the top it just ran off...and when I filled it with water through the hole it held the water with just a small dripping coming out the bottom...so it did need some holes for drainage put in the bottom. I think that's because I really felted it a lot and  fulled it quite a bit so it would shrink up and get thicker walls.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011 05:45:55 PM »

That's so frikken cool. I've been wanting to try wet felting with a balloon form and I've got a bit of roving stashed. Now I don't know whether to make a bowl or a pod birdhouse. I love this freaky thing so much though...
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011 06:34:35 PM »

Thanks!  Cheesy  The bird house took  less than 2 ounces of wool, so maybe you have enough roving to do both!  A bowl might be an easier thing to start with....but the pod is easy enough too.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011 06:40:04 PM »

That is so sweet!  I very much love it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011 09:31:06 PM »

lucky birds...what a lovely house they'll have to live in Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011 12:08:32 AM »

That is super cool, never have I wanted to learn to felt more than now.
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