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« on: May 01, 2014 08:03:57 PM »

I have fallen in love with wet felting and this fish is only my 4th ever wet felted project so Im pretty happy with how it turned out.
The whole process is quite time consuming and Im guessing the entire process took me about 5 hours not including drying time.
to start with I had to gather my wool roving and wet felting essential supplies, the the whole wet felting process started.




At these stages it hardly looks like a fish at all, but i can see it clearly in my minds eye. To the wool roving, when wet felting, I added little tiny threads from knitting fancy yarn, which were so sparkly and pretty.
When the process was complete I then shaped my fish and stuffed it with polyfil and left to dry for a day or two.

After that, was the fun part! I then proceeded to add the fins from more wet felted felt and needle felt the circles on the fish body and added green raw wool to the fins etc.
Here you can see the detail of those tiny threads in the wet felted roving that I added.

And here is the finished product with a ribbon attatched so I hang her!
I hope you all like her.





And here is my pinerest inspirations: http://www.pinterest.com/Alittlemusthave/fishy-inspirations/
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014 11:12:11 PM »

Wow- awesome job- it's beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014 05:42:28 AM »

Oooh! I love wet felting! I am curious how you did the spots. I have dabbled in wet felting but am not completely sure about a lot of things. The patterning/details are lovely and it is just a beautiful fish! I really enjoy looking at it. I hope you continue to wet felt. Very fun.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014 07:08:22 AM »

gorgeous!  very clever to do it so that you could stuff it and make it really three dimensional.  and the dry fellted on spots at the end really add to it.  Can't wait to see what you make next!
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014 04:11:07 PM »

Oooh! I love wet felting! I am curious how you did the spots. I have dabbled in wet felting but am not completely sure about a lot of things. The patterning/details are lovely and it is just a beautiful fish! I really enjoy looking at it. I hope you continue to wet felt. Very fun.

The spots are really easy, you just place your wool fibre in small balls on top while still dry and then proceed to wet felt as usual. To enhance them I then needlefelted the white rings around them when the fish was completely dry and stuffed. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014 04:35:57 PM »

Oooooh!  I love love love this fish!  (And I <3 felting, too!)
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014 07:19:27 AM »

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