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« on: January 05, 2014 03:38:03 PM »

Here's a couple of custom wool balls that I did for some friends.. Sorry for the links but I haven't done 10 posts yet..



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Let me know what you think as I'm fairly new to Felting and still working out my method to this madness..  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014 05:03:34 PM »

These are awesome!! They look incredibly well felted!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014 05:20:30 PM »

Oooo neat-o!
I especially love the yellow one with the flowers!

Approximately how big are they?
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014 05:37:22 PM »

Those do not look like you are new to felting, you did a great job! Those animals have so much character and personality!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014 06:11:08 PM »

Thank you so much..

They are about 2 oz and the size of a Tennis ball.. I get lucky sometime with the designs and they turn-out really nice.. I still have a lot to learn as I've only done balls so far. As some point, I want to do felted bowls and wall hangings..  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014 06:29:26 PM »

Well wow, those are fantastic.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014 09:38:24 PM »

Wow, these are incredible! Are they wet felted then the design needle felted on? Another "this rocks" for me this morning!
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014 03:20:28 AM »

Ratfinkz,

Thanks.. the ball and the design is first needle felted together then wet felted.. My "secret" right now is to start with a core ball made of tightly winding a wool yarn ball. Then the background color is needle felted on using roving. The design is then punched in using roving. Then they are put into stockings and wet felted in the washing machine a few times.

I've been experimenting on making the balls out of 100% roving to cut down on the costs of materials and time. The nice thing about using the yarn core is that the balls maintain their roundness when they are wet felted in the washing machine.  I would also love to try one of those Addi Felting Pens or see if its possible to modify a tattoo gun with a felting needle.. (this is where the madness comes in.. LOL)

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014 05:37:48 AM »

modifying a tattoo gun sound brilliant. Would make felting much faster!
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modifying a tattoo gun sound brilliant. Would make felting much faster!
... and those times when you accidentally poke your finger that much more painful, LOL!
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