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« on: May 29, 2012 05:59:26 AM »

I've been experimenting with a bunch of different projects - this is a small piece I made at the end of last week:

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012 06:29:56 AM »

eep!  so sweet!  I need more time for needle felting.... 
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012 06:37:31 AM »

That is too adorable. It would just make my day to look at such a happy creature everyday Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012 07:02:14 AM »

 Oh my! I love his expression! Too cute. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012 08:24:08 AM »

VERY cute!
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012 09:44:31 AM »

Awww i love it!  The tiny details are great!
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012 10:05:52 AM »

Eee so cute!
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012 12:18:19 PM »

Too darn cute!! I love everything about it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012 01:56:19 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012 10:17:19 AM »

Thanks so much!!!  Cheesy  Cheesy

I made another cute cat yesterday, but I can't get a good photo of it because it was made in very dark fiber. I may have to try some new lighting arrangements and see if I can finally get a decent photo.
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012 02:12:03 PM »

so cute, I love the kitty's expression and the stripes
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2012 04:09:50 AM »

THanks!!

The stripes were rather interesting to do. I used core fiber to make most of this kitty and then I used Shetland fiber for color. I generally use this Shetland fiber for beards on gnomes and to get this particular color I had to dye the shetland fiber. Even though the fibers were clean, when it was dyed the tips of the fibers came out darker than the rest (probably because there was some left over lanolin in the tips). I trimmed the tips off the locks I was using and carded the length to even out the tone (the root end tended to be lighter in color). I used the trimmed tips to create the stripes!

Not certain how easy it is to see in this photo, but the shetland produces a fine fuzzy surface which just seems quite perfect for a small cat.
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2012 07:17:05 AM »

wow, what a process to create the stripes. 
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2012 08:29:22 PM »

this is so cute  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2012 08:44:32 AM »

YEs - that is one RIDICULOUSLY happy cat - too too cute
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