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« on: January 29, 2013 01:36:19 PM »

I was seriously beginning to wonder if I would ever get the fur done on this baby!



Larger than the last one. I have a painting to do next so needle felting will be on hold for a bit.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013 03:00:33 PM »

Harlan, it's fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013 03:03:55 PM »

He is even cuter than the previous kitten!
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013 03:29:54 PM »

Your cats are fantastic!!  This one especially so.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013 03:27:12 AM »

hold on... that's needle felt??! O.M.D that is the most amazing thing i've ever seen, probably. how long have you been producing such gorgeous art? how do I learn? Grin

wowwweee!
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013 09:43:40 AM »

This is seriously awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013 01:43:11 AM »

Thank you very much!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

I've been needle felting since 2007. Mostly I was felting smaller cats back then (many of which are pictured over on my Flickr account). Needle felting is pretty easy to learn. There are a lot of good books and classes available including mine. If you'd like me to point you to some in particular, send me a private message.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013 06:15:18 AM »

Wow! The detail is amazing and the fur is purrfect(couldn't resist) lovely work Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013 07:11:27 AM »

Wow it's so life like.  I love the texture you got on the fur. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013 12:57:59 PM »

Amazing!! Have been drooling over your flickr. Do you sell through etsy?
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013 06:49:37 AM »

Thanks!!  Cheesy

Etsy and I don't seem to do too well together - I sometimes use it, but currently (like the last 3 months) I have no vehicle and so my ability to get to a post office is extremely diminished. Currently things are piling up here.  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2013 02:24:09 AM »

It's so realistic, I can't believe it.

Congratulations, you're really talented !
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2013 02:50:05 AM »

It's just amazing - it looks as if it could walk right off the screen.  You're super talented!
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013 05:12:41 PM »

Wow... amazing!

I just finished my first cat and I started to give it long hair and then gave up! So much patience..

A few questions Smiley So do you lay down each layer and then cut the extra whisps?

I also love the ears! do you have a wire in them or are they simply felted?
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013 03:02:24 AM »

THank you!!  Cheesy Cheesy

Fur is trimmed after rooting!

The ears are just felted.

I'm not a fan of wire armatures in needle felting. I have used them and there are times when they really must be used, but I generally avoid it! Wink
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2013 09:35:38 AM »

This is simply stunning!!! I don't needle felt but I really want to learn how.

Just a question, how long does it take to put fur on your felted projects?
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2013 04:01:45 AM »

Thank You!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Of course it depends on the size of the object - furring is time consuming. I probably spent a couple of days furring this cat. I expect to be doing another in the next month or so. I will try to keep track of the time actually spent just rooting fiber for fur. =^..^=
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2013 07:41:21 AM »

Thanks, for letting me know. Smiley I'd like to do very small projects like only 2 inches long and maybe 1 inch tall. How long do you think that would take?

Yes, next time you should record how long it takes you to put fur on your project, I'm sure it would be helpful to  lot of people.
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2013 01:59:03 AM »

Wow!!! Awesome work. Beautiful! Is the fur really made of felt? It looks sooo real. You are VERY talented. Thank you sharing your amazing work.
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2013 05:15:32 AM »

Thanks, for letting me know. Smiley I'd like to do very small projects like only 2 inches long and maybe 1 inch tall. How long do you think that would take?

Yes, next time you should record how long it takes you to put fur on your project, I'm sure it would be helpful to  lot of people.

Might depend on the complexity of the piece, but I could see spending a couple of hours rooting fur.
On my smaller cats I will fur some parts before putting the piece together - trying to fur an inside leg when it is attached is not an easy thing to do! Wink

Mixed Kreations - Thanks for the compliments!! Smiley The fur is made by rooting strands of fiber into the needle felted foundation so it really isn't "felt".
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2013 10:53:19 AM »

Wow, this looks so realistic!
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2014 01:13:51 PM »

That kitty is fabulous! I can't imagine the time it took!
Love the fur pattern! Smiley
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