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« on: January 28, 2014 06:49:20 AM »

I'm not sure that this is exactly the right place to put this project; I feel like it's a slightly cheater version of needle felting! I wanted to make an Oscar the Grouch to go in this Typo mug, so I made a base from a styrofoam ball and a styrofoam cone and then covered it in felt and then, finally, in fiber. His facial features are made from felt, and I glued them on instead of felting them - in retrospect, I think felting them would have looked better >___< His arms have pipe cleaners in them so they are slightly poseable, and he does come out of the mug, but he looks kinda silly since he has no legs! ^___^

This is my first needle felting project, but next time I want to try something made completely from fiber ^___^ Maybe a Slimy the Worm to keep Oscar company? ^___^

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014 06:55:36 AM »

Super cute! I love the crimp I seem to be seeing. Did you use locks? Where did you get the wool? It's a very novel idea.

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014 07:18:17 AM »

He's great! i love the texture you achieved!

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014 07:28:16 AM »

I love it!  I actually like the glued on facial features.  I like the wispy look of the eyebrows.  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014 08:03:30 AM »

Thank you everyone! ^___^

@jexxican I brought a packet of wool fiber from a big box craft store; they said it was for needle felting but after buying more fiber, I realised that it is probably actually meant for wet felting since it doesn't actually look like any other needle felting fiber I've seen. It's from Arbee and it is quite curly and comes in thick stands like little worms; is that locks? Sorry, I don't know much about this craft yet! ^___^ It does give him a nice texture though!

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014 08:11:21 AM »

Aw, he's really great!  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2014 01:56:10 PM »

He is so cute!


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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014 04:37:18 AM »

Very cute!!!  Cheesy Cheesy

That does sounds like locks!! Any fiber can be needle felted or wet felted - really depends on what you are doing and what you are making. Curly locks are very good for doing hair on human figures or fleece on sheep - there are lots of possibilities! =^..^=

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014 02:35:22 AM »

Oh, that is really cool! Thank you for letting me know, Harlan; I have a lot to learn about this craft still! ^___^

And thank you all for your lovely comments! ^___^

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2014 06:25:23 AM »

He is so adorable!
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