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Topic: Wet-felted and Needle-felted Hanging Flower Pod Birdhouse  (Read 1542 times)
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« on: July 17, 2014 10:29:56 AM »

This little felting project was for Ludi in the Woodland Creature and Enchanted Forest Swap. She had a couple of neat wet-felted birdhouses on her Pinterest, and I haven't done much wet-felting, so I thought I would at least give it a try. This is the first time I have wet-felted anything other than little balls for felted acorns. The hollow base part was wet felted around a balloon based on several tutorials I read. The swirly pattern was needle-felted onto the base and the rest of the decorations on the base were sewn by hand. The petals are a combination of needle- and wet-felting, as is the "stem" for tying it off to a tree. I'm definitely interested in trying this again. It took me forever, but I think I started getting the hang of it.

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014 11:03:37 AM »

This is really quite rad. Unbelievable that it's your first time!
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014 11:15:43 AM »

This is really quite rad. Unbelievable that it's your first time!

Thanks! It wasn't my first time felting in general, but I have always done needle felting since discovering the craft. Wet felting is way more intimidating.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014 11:52:22 AM »

So lovely.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014 11:57:03 AM »

This is really quite rad. Unbelievable that it's your first time!

Thanks! It wasn't my first time felting in general, but I have always done needle felting since discovering the craft. Wet felting is way more intimidating.
Really? I've always been more intimidated by the needles. Wet felting is more of a 'let it make itself" craft for me because you never really know how it will turn out. Well, the way I do it. AND it can be really messy with soap! Our different perspectives on it amuse me.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014 12:10:41 PM »

Really? I've always been more intimidated by the needles. Wet felting is more of a 'let it make itself" craft for me because you never really know how it will turn out. Well, the way I do it. AND it can be really messy with soap! Our different perspectives on it amuse me.

Yeah! I think the risk of occasional stabbings is worth the control I have. I have been keeping my eye open for a local wet felting class of some sort because I really do want to master more aspects of felting, but haven't seen anything yet that works for my schedule.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014 08:58:30 AM »

Love it! So beautiful Smiley

(And to me too, needle felting just "makes sense" and wet felting is like a blind lottery, I'd love to master one day) Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014 08:16:58 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2014 07:16:56 AM »

This is gorgeous. Beautiful work!
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2014 07:29:26 AM »

such a wonderful little bird house! It's so cute!
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