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« on: February 04, 2012 08:13:26 PM »

So for the latest Hoopla round we chose silhouettes as the theme and I could not get away from the idea of doing one needle felted. I LOVE how it came out. This may be the first time I have posted something I made for a swap. I really want to do the other hoop I signed up for as a needle felting as well but I feel like I would be cheating my other partner. So torn! When I was done I put some fabric glue on the back just because I'm terrified of it coming undone. I know you more experienced Felters say it's not necessary but I am paranoid so there you.

The pattern was a free paper cutting pattern from Cindy Ferguson. Here she is:


And a close up:


And just for fun, this is how the foam pad looked after I finished her:


I really enjoy this craft! Q,C&C welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012 08:26:33 PM »

And I am the proud owner of this hoop! I just adore it! So sorry I didn't get better pics up today. The day got away from me. Tomorrow I hope!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012 08:54:28 PM »

This hoop is beautiful. I love the background color you used, and the silhouette you chose is great.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012 04:50:56 AM »

The detail in this is great and the end result is very pretty. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012 07:36:36 AM »

This is amazing!  So detailed and just gorgeous!

Did you felt the image while the hoop was on the fabric?  It seems like it would be easier to do it off the hoop, but then the tension might be wrong when you put it in later . . . .
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012 08:14:57 AM »

simply gorgeous!  lovely image, colors and technique!   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012 03:28:20 PM »

this is great Jexx!
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012 05:07:52 PM »

Thanks everyone!
Becca, I'm glad you enjoy it so much as to post here. That's always a good sign.
Cassiem, I didn't needle it in the hoop. If the foam had been the same size and shape as the hoop I may have but that's silly. Where would I get a 12" round piece of foam? I did have it pinned to the foam and the pins held it tighter than I was expecting. I was expecting it to not work well with that fabric because of the loose weave but, as expected, I learned something new about needle felting.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012 08:03:46 PM »

really really beautiful, I love your choice of colour.

And as a needlefelter with a new xstitch and hoop addiction I could feel my mind explode with just the idea of needlefelted hoops!

If it's all felted why did you bother to use xstitch fabric?

Looking at it I would have guessed the finer lines were just stitched rather than felted but I take it not?  I suck at fine line drawing type felting so I'm just amazed.

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012 07:35:38 AM »

really really beautiful, I love your choice of colour.

And as a needlefelter with a new xstitch and hoop addiction I could feel my mind explode with just the idea of needlefelted hoops!

If it's all felted why did you bother to use xstitch fabric?

Looking at it I would have guessed the finer lines were just stitched rather than felted but I take it not?  I suck at fine line drawing type felting so I'm just amazed.

Yeah, I was really wanting to try to incorporating both felting and stitching, but figured with this image simple was better. Maybe later. Or maybe I can just be your inspiration/motivation and revel in your successes.

I didn't use Aida fabric. I actually used a scrap from some fabric that I made something else out of years ago. It happened to be the only teal fabric I had. The weave does make it look like Aida, but it's not! I was very not sure about it but I did a sample felting and it worked so I used it. Now that you mention it looks like x-stitch fabric I might have to take on a whole new project with the other scraps. Ooooh...

And no, the lines are not stitched. I'm also a spinner so drafting out and twisting the fibers to make lines wasn't even something I thought might be difficult to anyone. I didn't succeed too well at making the loops in the lines very well. I still think they came out OK but make and learn and make some more, right?
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