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meg4568
« on: July 08, 2005 02:45:03 PM »

So was was felting today, and i was using hot water and soap to make little kiwi birds... i was going to make a bunch of little balls for the heads and big ones for the bodies.
Now, i pretty much felt for a living. i know my way around wool, but i guess i wasnt paying attention. I should have realized that i only spent about an hour working when it should have been at least twice that. But i just went ahead and stuck them into the wash.
Lo! and Behold!
this is what i came back to:

     

and the worst part is its all tangled together. instad of 10 cute multicolored Kiwis, i have one of these:

     

i think i should stick to needle felting!
all this ruined wool. Embarrassed
any ideas on what the heck i should do with this mess?
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craftykate
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2005 02:48:27 PM »

That's the saddest thing I've seen all day.  Cry
hmm...I'll be thinking of what you could make out of that sad ball of wool. There must be something you could do with it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2005 12:11:05 PM »

Filler for pin cushions and dolls?  Stuffing for dog and cat toys?
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meg4568
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2005 12:17:01 PM »

noooooooooooooooo....

i mean i can..............

but i persommaly think of wool as really precious.... its the equivialnt to a metalsmith misforming gold.
plus all the pretty colors
also, i dont make pincusions or stuffed dolls or dog toys...............
sigh
i was thinking yesterday that i could just re-felt it...but most of it is tangled to hell.
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spelf
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2005 12:46:20 PM »


how does needle-felting actually work?
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meg4568
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2005 12:57:06 PM »

there are these special really long needles that you can gat at fiber arts stores. they are aprox. 4 inches long and have jagged edges (which makes for a lot of interesting very painful injuries) and you poke at the wool aith them, which catches the indivigual fibers and tangles them together. its like a bizzare form of sculpture. i like it cuz you see the results quickly. i reccomend you try it. i get most of my supplies from earth guild in North caroliana.

let me know if you want more info!!!!

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spelf
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2005 02:10:23 PM »


aha Smiley that actualy sounds like I could give it a go Smiley thanks for the info! does somebody perhaps have a link to a picture of the needle, so I know what I'll be looking for? learning so much! you guys are great  Kiss
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meg4568
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2005 03:43:33 PM »

http://www.villagespinweave.com/ImgUpload/P_893385_957363.jpg

http://www.earthguild.com/products/spinning/needfelt.htm

(i dont reccomend getting a book for learning this, mostly because its so simple, but also because they usually try to tell you that you can only get cutesy silly results from it. and it can be a really broad range of work, so dont let them limit you!)
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lynnidings
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2005 06:43:57 AM »

I'm so sorry to see your project gone awry.

Did you stick a few semi felted balls in the washing machine? I've made a few larger balls in the washing machine before and I had them quite felted and then I stuck them in some polyester net in the shape of a hose (the kind that they put around produce sometimes) and tied a knot around each section with a felt ball in it, kind of like a felt sausage. I put it in the wash with my usual laundry and the balls came out smaller and much firmer. I believe you can do the same thing but stick the semi felted balls into some old pantyhose/stockings.

Hope it goes better next time!

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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2005 02:53:59 PM »


aha Smiley that actualy sounds like I could give it a go Smiley thanks for the info! does somebody perhaps have a link to a picture of the needle, so I know what I'll be looking for? learning so much! you guys are great  Kiss

If you look a few posts down, GloriousHats has put up two needle felting tutorials with loads of pics
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51942.0
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