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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2006 01:12:09 PM »

grace, this is an awesome tute!
i just felted my first soap!!!  dont tell tho' its for a swap!  will post pics after she recieves!

i think i found a new crafty past time...(like i need another one!!!!)
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2006 08:34:00 AM »

Taloola, thank you so much!
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2006 11:32:59 AM »

I second the sentiments of the fabulous tatoola...

Fantastic tute! I've learned myself (thanks to the generosity of batgirl in the ongoing wish swaps), and now I'm usiung your tutorial to teach my mom! I think the student might surpass the teacher, though...  Wink

Great job!
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2006 05:19:43 AM »

grace you should write a book! Wink
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2006 01:31:58 PM »

Thanks SO much for this tutorial...I just made a bead and I love it!  You've SAVED me for Christmas presents.  Smiley  I'm on to my next project and then I'll post pic's. 
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2007 04:58:28 PM »

Is there some other, cheaper surface I can use to needle felt?  I can't find large pieces of foam where I live and the brush-thing used in olden days looks creepy.  Please advise.
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2007 09:34:28 AM »

Is there some other, cheaper surface I can use to needle felt?  I can't find large pieces of foam where I live and the brush-thing used in olden days looks creepy.  Please advise.

You just need something to protect your surface and your needles from breaking.  What is nice about the foam is that the needles don't stick to it and it protects your legs or your tables and the needles. 

I'm not sure what you're making but you could also use finger protecters ( a leather glove) and hold up the felt while poking and you wouldn't need anything at all.  If you get anything in the mail with foam in it, that foam is fine too.   Just NO natural fibers or the needles will felt those too.  You might be making a bigger deal out of the foam than it really is...I got EVERYTHING for $20.00 and I'm still using the original roving I got with that so it doesn't have to be expensive.
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2007 10:06:11 AM »

Great ideas Kikigirl.  An old pillow - especially a foam pillow or a foam pillow form also works.  Look in thrift shops too, once found a nice sheet of 1inch foam several yards long for a couple of dollars.

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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2008 05:22:57 PM »

oh my gosh!
thank you!
i just got a little needle felting kit in the mail as i've been wanting to try it for ages

this info seems so thorough and easy to follow!
smooches!
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Madelynnnn
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2009 01:02:11 PM »

I just joined craftster and I had always wondered abut felting so I searched for it and found this. You have inspired me! This is an amazing tute. After reading it I went out and bought felting needles.  I had left over roving from trying my hand at spinning which I am now revisting. I followed this tute and made the "needle cushion". It was so much fun for me and I only poked myself once! haha I found my local fiber store and I am stopping in there tomorrow to pick up some colorful roving...I am so excited to try different things! Thanks again!  Cheesy
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