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Topic: Winnie the White Tail deer - needle felted  (Read 2833 times)
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« on: November 04, 2005 05:40:42 AM »

Hi everyone, meet Winnie.  She's needle felted over a wire frame out of corriedale wool.  Word to the wise, it was only slightly more coarse than merino, I had to be very specific how I laid down the fiber.  The romney I used for the white parts was much more forgiving.  If anyone is interested in seeing a tutorial for needle felting over a wire frame, Purely Neysa has a nice one online.  Here's the link:
http://www.purelyneysa.com/felting/instructions/needle_felting_inst01.htm

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Hope you like her!
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005 05:43:23 AM »

wow that is needle felted..I need to learn to do this..she is incredibly lifelike.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005 03:15:42 PM »

Ooh wow, he's so cute (and is a fine addition to a christmasy house)
I haven't tried needle-felting with corriedale wool, so thanks for the tip.
With wet felt I find that it gives a stronger felt. Is that true with needle felting?

Oh and a big thatnks for the tutorial  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005 03:51:04 PM »

Ooh wow, he's so cute (and is a fine addition to a christmasy house)
I haven't tried needle-felting with corriedale wool, so thanks for the tip.
With wet felt I find that it gives a stronger felt. Is that true with needle felting?

Oh and a big thatnks for the tutorial  Smiley


I'm planning on getting it wet and seeing if I can harden the skin and get some of the fly-aways to stay down.  Only I'm a little scared so I haven't brought myself to do it yet.  I'll let you know what happens when I do.  I know that others have done it and it's worked...

 Thank you Dyabolica- that's what I was trying for and why the corriedale was so hard.  I had to try to lay the fiber down to follow the muscle groups otherwise the crossed fibers showed up very clearly and made her look abstract...
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005 08:59:17 PM »


I'm planning on getting it wet and seeing if I can harden the skin and get some of the fly-aways to stay down.  Only I'm a little scared so I haven't brought myself to do it yet.  I'll let you know what happens when I do.  I know that others have done it and it's worked...


How about using a steam gun? The hot steam should help shrink + harden the fibres
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2005 09:05:39 PM »

that's so cute!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2005 04:27:43 AM »

Absolutely wonderful.  You have a great eye and hand.

Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2005 01:48:26 PM »

That's adorable. Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2005 01:36:20 PM »

Neat!  I have never seen anybody do anything like that before, and the detail is very dead on.  thanks for the link also! 
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