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« on: July 25, 2014 01:04:25 PM »

I made this for Wulf in the fabric art journal page
It's felted in greens and browns, and then I designed and stitched a little luna moth.
simple and I think unique.  I want to do more like this.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014 12:52:13 PM »

I'm embarrassed to say I still don't know what felting *is*, but those colors fading into each other look really trippy! Cute moth, too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014 01:11:39 PM »

thanks.  Felting: there are two ways to hand make felt.  Dry: you take "roving" which is wool not yet spun into yarn, but maybe dyed different colours, it kind of looks like loose cotton balls, and you layer and arrange it and then you stab into it a million times with tiny barbed needles (also called needlefelting) which binds the natural fibers together, as they become dense and bound together this creates felt.  You can make 2d or 3d objects.  Check under fibre arts it's seriously cool.  Wet: you layer and arrange the roving together and then wet it with hot soapy water, and then around an object or in a flat layer you agitate it and felt is created.  People make scarves and things this way.  Also good for felt beads.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014 11:18:34 PM »

Oh, thank you for that explanation! Okay, that seriously sounds fun and like a potentially awesome form of stress relief...
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014 05:45:25 AM »

fancybutch, this is lovely. Makes me wonder what an entirely felted art journal would look like! It would be lots of work, but it would be nice and fuzzy. Grin

Great luna moth stitching too!
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