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« on: March 04, 2017 09:42:47 AM »

So for my 3rd ever needlefelting project I promised a convention that I am going to next week that I would make them something to submit to their charity auction.  So I made their mascot dressed up in a kawaii japanese theme as the theme of the convention is everything japanese.
So here is Mausie


He stands about 30cm tall



As only my thrid project I learnt a lot from this


Im amazed by how solid he is considering he's only made out of wool poked with a needle.  Its pretty incredible when you think about it. 

Anyway my next project...is probably going to be a badger exploding out of a clock.  HAHAHAHAA... if I can do that then I can do anything
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017 12:20:15 PM »

You are doing so well for a beginner felter! I can't wait to see that badger Cheesy It's super awesome of you to donate your craft projects, too!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017 08:19:38 AM »

Thanks for teh vote of confidence.  truthfully i'm not really sure if im doing things right or not im just kinda making it up as I go along, so im always open to constructive criticism  and suggestions on how to improve.  Like....I can see that his two eyes dont quite match...and it bugs me im not as a skill level yet to fix that as such.  but it's still early days.  I also would have liked to have given the skirt a more...pleated look but again im not entirely sure thats within my current skill level.
But onward and upward I wont get better if i dont keep at it hehe
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017 09:36:26 AM »

Honestly, I have never felted clothing before. I've considered making clothing out of felt sheets for things I've made though - the texture matches well, you can felt onto the felt sheets if you want to add a design without a lot of needlepoint or other techniques getting involved, and you can get a more natural fabric drape. I think how you are doing it makes the clothes stay more true to the cartoon-ish style it seems like you have, and there's definitely nothing wrong with that.

I also just made things up as I went along when I started Smiley At some point I did watch a few YouTube videos just to see if I could improve on anything. The Sarafine Fiber Arts tutorials are really informative and there were a lot of tips that I liked and learned from even after needle-felting for five or so years.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017 05:36:28 PM »

I'm blown away by your "beginner" skills; they look completely professional! He is very detailed and those straight stripes are impressive. Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017 10:20:20 AM »

Thankyoo for the lovely comments.  Ive been a crochetter for quite a few years (again just making up stuff as I go along) so I guess my head just equates needlefelting as a much more violent version of crochet.  For some reason my brain thinks in shapes pretty easily (which is good because my brain hardly thinks in anything else HAHAHA)  I think maybe because my creations have been pretty big too that makes projects easier than some of the very small highly detailed stuff i've seen here.  I dont think i'd fare quite so well in making animals that look realistic but because my stuff is quite chunky/cartoony I think I have a bit more space to not be quite as exact.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017 09:46:05 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2017 09:16:36 AM »

That looks awesome!
And I agree, it is quite mind boggling, how fluffy fleece becomes this tight felt!
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