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« on: March 12, 2012 09:24:27 AM »


Hi,

I've been dabbling in needle felting for a bit, and last night ran into a new problem: What do you do when you want to make a hollow form?  I tried styrofoam, but it was a poor solution!  Killed the needles, left bits in the felt, and the felt was a bear to get off the ball.

Advice please?

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012 07:30:08 AM »

you could use foam, like you would use on your flat objects. Or you could try welt felting against a resist, which there are tutorials for here on Craftster, if you check under the felting tutorials list that is stickied a top the Felting board Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012 05:08:22 PM »

I took a needle felting class recently, and we used wine bottle corks to create the hollow where your finger would go.  Obviously you can't needle at a right angle to the cork, but you can go in on an angle.  Plus, if you add welt felting at the end, you can create a sturdy structure before removing the cork.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012 03:27:31 PM »

What sort of hollow form are you trying to make??

I've made pumpkins over styrofoam that worked quite well (best way to remove the styrofoam is to cut it up - close celled styrofoam won't stick to the fiber as much as open celled styrofoam, but is harder to cut up to remove). I've also make eggs forms over a wooden egg - those were wet felted before I cut it open to remove the egg.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013 09:42:42 AM »


Excellent!

It's eggs I want to make, and I even bought a wooden one when I ran across it, thinking of wet felting over it, but I haven't had the nerve to try -- afraid to waste roving.  Thank you for saying it can work!
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013 03:36:45 AM »

 Cheesy Hope it works for you!

This is one of the eggs I made

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013 08:39:10 AM »

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