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« on: December 07, 2013 12:24:52 AM »

Having been paired up with a dragon lover for the recent Christmas stocking swap, I just had to have a go at creating my own little chap.
All made with my own hand dyed and carded fleece. I just love how his expression came about - a little bit daft and a little bit cute don't you think.............
I also love love love the way this particular fleece made the scales work - Its a very rough fleece so bulking up is always good and fairly easy.
The wings were stiffened by soaking a wet felted sheet in PVA (that's modge podge to those over the pond) mixed with water, I found a 1/3 water - 2/2 glue worked well. then due to the horrendous wet weather over here I wasn't able to dry it outside - so I ended up drying it in a warm oven Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013 01:07:55 AM »

Hi. I am this side of the pond, USA. Wood glue is also considered a PVA here, though does not dry clear. It is a yellowish tint. I have had troubles with Mod Podge remaining sticky. With our humidity, especially. I can get it to dry, but then wet weather sticks it up again. I will have to try your warm oven idea, maybe that will help to "cure" it. I am all for experimenting with things.  Grin But open your windows or doors here? Humid! Even just in the house, let alone leaving things outside.

Very neat dragon. I still need to try needle felting. You crafty sorts seem to have a really good time with it. Perhaps when I get more time to focus.

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013 03:42:54 AM »

You cooked Samphire, how very dare you!!!

As the lucky recipient of this dragon I can confirm he is magical, I love him so much and cried when I opened him!
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013 04:02:45 AM »

You cooked Samphire, how very dare you!!!

As the lucky recipient of this dragon I can confirm he is magical, I love him so much and cried when I opened him!
Hahaha only his wings I promise Wink
Mind you in the wool stage, he was de flead, boiled, vinagered, boiled again, dyed, then combed.  (He liked it I assure you)
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013 04:09:27 AM »

No wonder he looks slightly goofy, all those vinegar fumes must have gone to his brain!
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013 07:16:10 AM »

just love how his expression came about - a little bit daft and a little bit cute don't you think.............

Daft but cute, I think that describes his expression perfectly.   Smiley  His scales are absolutely gorgeous.  I recently tried needle felting for the first time, and I just love it.  But I've only used cheap craft felt so far, so I haven't done wet felting or used pretty fleece like this yet.  Someday!
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    « Reply #6 on: December 07, 2013 07:24:21 AM »

    A very fun dragon!!! =^..^=
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    « Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013 07:46:52 AM »

    Wonderful!!! I love his face.
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    He is beautiful. Those scales are done so well. Does he have 1 horn or 2? Either way, that(those) look great too.
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    « Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013 10:17:42 AM »

    He has two - let's just say that one is slightly more limp than the other - though don't let ratfinks hear us saying that - she's very protective of her new baby !
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    « Reply #10 on: December 07, 2013 01:05:02 PM »

    Oi he is not limp horned, he is perfect, do you hear? PERFECT!
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    « Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013 08:15:25 AM »

    Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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    « Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013 09:00:49 AM »

    THIS. IS. AMAZING.

    And that's it. Speechless.  Shocked
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    Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
    Wow - thank you x
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    « Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013 05:29:13 PM »

    Oh no that is not good =(


    Samphire already knew he was very special, I think I have been cooing over him a bit too much, now his head is going to be even bigger!


    In all seriousness I am really pleased (though not surprised) for you lovely lady and still incredibly humbled that someone would make me something so completely wonderful, totally beautiful and just 100% me, even if it does increase my swap anxiety!
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    « Reply #15 on: December 16, 2013 06:19:12 PM »

    so beautiful I love his expression.  It shows the amount of love that went into making him from fleece to felt to personable dragon.
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    « Reply #16 on: December 17, 2013 04:55:33 PM »

    Ha I do enjoy his dopey expression Smiley and that is a brilliant way of doing wings that I am going to have to give a try!
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    « Reply #17 on: December 18, 2013 07:56:48 AM »

    From the thumbnail, i thought that this was a plush. How surprised I was to find out that you made him from scratch! Kudos to you. There's something very satisfying about going from a raw product to a finished one from start to finish. He's beautifully well done.
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    Wow! Congratulations, how very deserved =)
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    That purple dragon is so beautiful! Smiley Great job!
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