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« on: January 01, 2012 08:20:51 AM »

I bought some roving, a needle pen and mat about a month ago. I sort of practised, I felted and S onto an old table mat that was being pressed into service as a pocket on a patchwork bag. But that doesn't really count.

Then I got cookie cutters from Secret Santa and my first thought was NOT cookies but this, my first needle felt project:



Then I thought about getting a bit more adventurous and making something less chunky, more shaped, 3D and after an hour I had this



I was so surprised that the thin bits are nowhere near as fragile as they look that I'm considering playing more and trying to get something quite thin and gossamer like.

I may have found 'my thing'. About time as I've only benn looking for a year!

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012 08:45:07 AM »

beautiful textures, and wonderful firsts!  keep it up!  I hope to see more from you!
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012 10:02:36 AM »

great beginnings
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012 06:29:23 AM »

Congrats!!!

Cookie cutters make great molds for flat felting and even 3 dimensional objects!! Thin fiber when well felted is very strong!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012 07:06:30 AM »

Thanks Smiley

I am trying to remember to walk before I run with this. My head has some bg ideas and I need to work up to them.

I may need to get my ideas book back out!
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