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« on: August 12, 2005 08:49:39 AM »



IMHO, these are fun to make, fun to wear, roving punched into necktie interfacing
    
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Purse - orig. posted Aug 30, 2005

The design on the flap on this purse was created using a Yvonne Porcella applique pattern but instead of using fabric, the design was filled in by  needle felting roving and yarn into fulled wool.  I use a combination of hand needling and machine needling - though it can be done all by hand (which is what I always did before investing in a needle punch attachment for my sewing machine).  It simply gets done faster with the machine driving the needles.  Works much like machine freemotion embroidery, but no thread in the needles - plus it uses multiple barbed (needle felting) needles.





Comments, questions welcome.  Smiley

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Hats & Scarves on: October 06, 2005 09:11:48

More winter accessories, -laminate needle felted, some hand needling but also machine work using an attachment on a sewing machine that holds 5 felting needles.  With the machine attachment is is possible to get fibers other than wool to adhere and fuse into a fabric base.  

These hat and scarf sets have wool and acrylic yarn punched into fulled wool fabric (woven wool fabric that was shrunk in the washing machine until it could be cut without edges raveling)




here is a pic of the machine attachment at work


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Harvest brooches added on Aug 12, 2006

Soft fiber pins to stick on a hat or lapel or ?  Perhaps one could even use them on a vine wreath, but personal adornment is so much more fun.





For a look at a basket full and more close ups,

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/tranquility_pastures/album?.dir=e5c9

note:  for the more pointy leaves painted modge podge glue on the edges - read here on craftster where someone used glue on the edges of her fabric flowers to prevent fraying... cannot find that topic again, so unable to post link and appropriate thanks for that idea.  If it is you-- hugs and many thanks.  If  not you, but you recall the link please let me know so I can get back and give thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2005 01:34:55 PM »


The leaf and pumkin They are a combination of wool scraps that are fulled by washing and drying several times, then have wool roving and wool yarn punched into them using a combination of hand needle felting and needle punching with an attachment on my sewing machine. 

Some of the softer or more loosely woven wool fabrics tend to get a bit ragged on the edges (even though shrunk/ fulled), hence the glue on the edges.  Some of the ones on the yahoo album also have some vintage findings (buttons, beads) hand sewn on them as well.

The maple leaf started out as a red and black plaid.  Punched maroon and purple roving into it, then the veins are yarn- punched and braided to make the stem. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2005 05:31:07 AM »

Hi leslieduckie,  Have heard of Ann's, but not seen their product.  Bernina makes a needle punch attachment that fits on the oscelating hook machines- that is the one used here.  If you are needle punching into fabric, it does move the work much  more quickly -- and has worked with fibers other than wool too.    If you want to see more of my work with needle punch (some all hand,  some all machine) a selection of all my work is at  http://www.mnartists.org/Jane_Carlstrom   

You may already know, there is a yahoo embellisher group at  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BabyLockEmbellisher/

Not very active, but a fair number of photos and some information - though mostly users of Baby Lock embellisher and a few with the Bernina np attachment; none with Ann Vickrey's attachment.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005 06:58:22 AM »



IMHO, these are fun to make, fun to wear, roving punched into necktie interfacing
    
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Purse - orig. posted Aug 30, 2005

The design on the flap on this purse was created using a Yvonne Porcella applique pattern but instead of using fabric, the design was filled in by  needle felting roving and yarn into fulled wool.  I use a combination of hand needling and machine needling - though it can be done all by hand (which is what I always did before investing in a needle punch attachment for my sewing machine).  It simply gets done faster with the machine driving the needles.  Works much like machine freemotion embroidery, but no thread in the needles - plus it uses multiple barbed (needle felting) needles.





Comments, questions welcome.  Smiley

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More winter accessories, -laminate needle felted, some hand needling but also machine work using an attachment on a sewing machine that holds 5 felting needles.  With the machine attachment is is possible to get fibers other than wool to adhere and fuse into a fabric base. 

These hat and scarf sets have wool and acrylic yarn punched into fulled wool fabric (woven wool fabric that was shrunk in the washing machine until it could be cut without edges raveling)




here is a pic of the machine attachment at work


Enjoy!
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005 07:07:46 AM »

i dont know what to call them but they are beautiful!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005 03:28:50 PM »

those are lovely , and i would call them 'Cuffs'
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2005 03:33:44 PM »

they are beautiful. I love the colors. I'm not sure what to call them either. But they remind of shirt cuffs so maybe a cuff bracelet. I dunno. THEY ROCK EVEN IF THEY ARE NAMELESS!
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2005 03:34:05 PM »

those are lovely , and i would call them 'Cuffs'
... or bangles.  (I'm no good at naming stuff)  
Those are quite nice, they remind me of something similar I saw at an art gallery.
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2005 05:14:49 PM »

are they needle felted or wet felted?
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2005 06:27:21 PM »

Hi Meg, these are made with an entirely dry process and felting needles.   Wool roving was needled into  wool interfacing from neckties .  A combination of hand needling plus a good pounding with 5 felting needles  in a needle punch attachment  that fits on my sewing machine completed the dry felting process.  They are wonderfully soft yet very durable. 

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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2005 07:32:51 AM »

then needle felted bracelets seems like a great term....

by the way , isnt needle felting flat pieces sooo much easier than wet felting??? i thought i was the only one that did that!
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2005 08:04:56 AM »


by the way , isnt needle felting flat pieces sooo much easier than wet felting??? i thought i was the only one that did that!

There are a few of us.  Numbers are growig daily!!!! LOL  as others discover the joy.

For me, the dry felting is nice because one can leave it at any time, any point and return minutes or days later.  Also, the softer hand appeals to me and works for most of my projects.

Wet felting is great too, just not in my usual mode. 

Would enjoy seeing some of your flat pieces.  Your wingnuts are cute.

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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2005 10:36:15 AM »

i love it! it's beautiful.
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2005 07:39:08 AM »

yay for pretty cuff bangles!
dry felters unite! Smiley
i prefer needle felting because it's way easier to form shapes. maybe i don't felt the wool enough when i wet felt, but my finished projects seem a bit fragile compared to my dry felted ones. what are you gals using to felt flat pieces onto, batting?
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2005 10:37:11 AM »

I'd be interested in a tutorial as well. These are beautiful. Thanks for posting them.
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2005 03:42:21 PM »

Thanks teamwang!  Have been looking for a daring bunch of dry felters with whom I can smooze and talk fiberly- and by golly - think this is THE PLACE!!

what are you gals using to felt flat pieces onto, batting?

Lots of times just the roving or batt itself - just keep turning it, needle, turn, needle turn; and occasionally hitting the edges, or folding the overhang to the other side and needling wisps down.  My favorite is fulled wool fabric scraps, also pieces of fulled sweater, lace - anything that will take the needle and hold the fiber.  For these cuff bangles  was using up some guts from neckites - that bias lambs wool interfacing makes a great base.

jm2luver21 and kerrypez77 will be more than happy to do one.  Will work on a tutorial once I get the needle along rolling.  These cuffs are so flat and firm because of using the machine attachment to repeatedly  pound the needles into the fabric- but can be done by hand- will be a bit softer and thicker.  Probably easier if punched into a strip of shrunken sweater rather than the necktie interfacing.  We can experiment with it and have some fun.  Glad you like them enough to make some yourself.
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2005 03:44:05 PM »

Wow!  I really really love these!  And a tutorial would be amazing!
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2005 01:29:11 PM »

They're lovely, you could sell them. i've always wanted to try needle felting but the roving is so expensive and I can't bring myself to just buy one colour! i agree with calling them felted cuffs.
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2005 01:45:05 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I love the colour and the texture! I'm really pleased you'll do a tutorial. I think I'd call them cuffs- but any of the suggestions wouldn't do them justice. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2005 04:16:22 AM »



i've always wanted to try needle felting but the roving is so expensive and I can't bring myself to just buy one colour!

I hear you! Lots of the shops sell a mixed bag - Mielke's call their's a "Bag of Felters Candy"  -  that's primairly the  source for the roving in these bracelets.  One can make quite a bit with just an ounce or two of roving.  A good way to start is to get 3 oz of two to three colos and then order  more if you like it.    Oh, say, if you get a light color you can add details by lightly painting with fabric paint or use wool yarn for details.  Just a thought.
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2005 05:23:23 PM »

I think the rose looks lovely! I also had a peek at the Autumn patch you made and it looks great too. I love how you've blended the colors in both these projects
I've a question though. I'm a wet felter and I've just started playing with felting needles (read, I got my needles 6 days ago in the post).
You mention machine needling? What in tarnation is that!
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2005 04:17:24 AM »


I've a question though. I'm a wet felter and I've just started playing with felting needles (read, I got my needles 6 days ago in the post).
You mention machine needling? What in tarnation is that!
for me it is a shoulder saver -- needling into fabric by hand strains my arm and shoulder, so was thrilled to find there are now stand alone machines (Embellisher) and attachemnts (Bernina) where one can fit felting needles into a sewing machine and punch instead of sew.  I was unable to link directly to the "decorative needle punch attachment" page but if you go to http://www.berninausa.com/
you can find it through search or in product accessories.  It only works on real flat pieces, as cannot get a thick piece (such as a 1/2 in deep chair cushion under the presser foot.)  HTH

It seems to there is quite an artistic opportunity with the combination of dry and wet felting techniques.
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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2005 03:38:56 PM »

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for me it is a shoulder saver -- needling into fabric by hand strains my arm and shoulder, so was thrilled to find there are now stand alone machines. It only works on real flat pieces, as cannot get a thick piece (such as a 1/2 in deep chair cushion under the presser foot.)  HTH

I'm even more amazed that you're able to do such huge pieces like your chair cushions, and as I saw in a link before, a whole chair! Shocked

I wouldn't even know where to begin, needle felting a whole chair. I tried my first two needle-felting attempts last night and it took me hours to felt something the size of approx 3inch x 3inch. I'm not surprised that your arm and shoulder becomes strained when completing such large pieces.

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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2005 02:48:02 AM »

The second one is absolutely goooorgeous! I'm so impressed!
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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2005 03:06:26 AM »

Those are lovely, especially the purple and pink one. I'm so envious of your felting needle sewing machine attachment. I think that Brother makes them but I don't think that it's compatible with my machine (which is a Janome).
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2005 04:21:04 AM »

Those are gorgeous!  I would love to know where you get an attachment for the sewing machine.  I didn't know they had such a thing.

Those are absolutely beautiful. 
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2005 05:00:10 AM »

there are several companies that now have either attachments or stand alone embellishing machines.  Brother's is a stand alone - it only does needle punch.  Bernina has an attachment that can be used with some of their machines (the ones where the bobbin hook/case can be moved allowing the felting needles to punch into open space below the throat plate.  Also Ann Vickrey makes a converter - this is quite reasonable price to adapt a sewing machine to a "needle punch" - this one I have not seen or used, but it sounds great.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2005 08:28:45 PM »

BEW-TI-FUL!

I just bought a Babylock Embellisher and can't wait to get started!  Was the woven wool fabric you shrunk just bought off the bolt at a fabric store?
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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2005 09:02:56 PM »

To miss formerly GloriousHats-

I've been admiring all your things you have made recently.  These are amazing as well!  The first set is so perfect for fall.  The second is so beautiful it belongs in a gallery-I wouldn't dare put it on it is too pretty!

Please keep showing us more of your gorgous talents!!!
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« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2005 04:32:32 AM »


The wool for both projects is actually scraps from the local woolen mill.  So yes it is regular woven wool fabric.  Look for "dry clean only" - washable wool has been treated so it will not shrink.  You can also punch into the washable wool but will need to do some treatment to the edges to prevent raveling.
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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2005 06:23:10 AM »


 I love your felt  leaf .
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« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2005 06:45:11 AM »

Finally got around to looking at this post and so glad I did.  Those leaves are absolutely beautiful.  I don't wonder that you've sold them.  The leaves would make fantastic Christmas tree ornaments- reminds me of the leaves that are treated with metal and sold for like $25.
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« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2005 05:02:58 AM »

That's really beautiful - I love the definition on the ornament leaves Cheesy
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