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« on: June 24, 2013 09:31:03 PM »


Square resist:



(merino, mohairy yarn, shower curtain liner resist, shaped on hat form with clothespins)


Circle resist:



(masham dyed with turmeric, craft foam resist, shaped with plastic bags)



mutant lozenge resist:



(black gotland and dyed romney, merino-prefelt wrapped button mini-resists, shaped with plastic bags)



cat-shaped resist:



(mystery rovings, prefelt eyes, needlefelted details, polyfil stuffing, resewn opening at bottom)


I prefer plastic resists. Craft foam makes a nice, pliable, durable resist for smaller pieces. Plastic sheeting is ok for bigger projects, preferably heavier weight if there is a lot of manipulation. I store the plastic resists wrapped onto cardboard tubes and held with rubber bands - it is easy to store lots of resists this way and they don't get creased.

For more rigid vessels, fast felting stiff fibers like gotland and masham are fantastic. Using an underlayer or two of these wools will also help make upper layers of less cooperative fibers behave.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013 09:38:23 PM »

I love these! I just got REALLY excited about the wool I have at home!
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013 02:11:34 AM »

Love the cat!   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013 04:09:54 AM »

Fun!!! Makes me want to do some wet felting!!!

How are you fulling the fibers? Any special technique??
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013 05:11:24 AM »

How are you fulling the fibers? Any special technique??

It depends on the fiber and how much shrinkage I am trying to get. For the hat, I used a glass washboard. The gotland and masham full very quickly with just a bit of massaging and throwing.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013 08:28:14 AM »

The one with the swirl and the Mutant are my favorites. Inspiring you always seem to be. Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013 10:22:30 AM »

These are so inspiring, and fun. The mutant lozenge is a real art piece, and is awesome!
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These are awesome! I love the mutant & the cat  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013 05:16:15 PM »

Cool! Good job! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013 06:06:45 PM »

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