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jenistar
« on: November 16, 2005 03:29:21 PM »

Hi all--

I am new to Craftster and needle felting in general, but I found the board while looking for more info on felting and am very happy to have found all of you!  Two weekends ago, I found a kit to make a needle felted scarf at a craft fair.  I'd finished it before I went to bed that night!  There are five flower patches on the long scarf, all of which are similar to this one:



I was immediately hooked!  With the extra roving from the kit, I've played around with some flower/heart/star pins:



And a couple teensy teddies:



Looking forward to more felting!
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2005 05:13:59 PM »

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I am new to Craftster and needle felting in general, but I found the board while looking for more info on felting and am very happy to have found all of you!  Two weekends ago, I found a kit to make a needle felted scarf at a craft fair.  I'd finished it before I went to bed that night!

Ah Hah!!!! We are tickled to have you!  It is clear that you are a felty fiend errrr friend and belong among us.

What a fun scarf.  Have not seen anything else like that. Very glad you shared it.  And the follow up with the bits of overage..... oh too cute.  You are a natural.  Hugs and Big Welcome.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2005 04:25:53 AM »

Yeah, there's not a huge amount of information about felting on the web.
Let alone a msg board for felters!  Cheesy

Glad to have you with us
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2005 07:11:52 AM »

With the extra roving from the kit, I've played around with some flower/heart/star pins:

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/43118pins_jpg.JPG

How did you make them flat? All my little pin flowers & hearts are poofy. I want flat ones.
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Mela
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2005 07:28:34 AM »

I love the idea of a needle felted scarf, and recently bought myself a starter kit and some roving. I tried it quickly, but found that with one needle it might take forever...is that correct? 
I'm sure it goes quicker with one of those multi-needle holders, but is it realistic to make a scarf with just one needle (i'm not yet ready for the investment)? 

how long did your scarf take, and how many needles did you use at once? 

It seems you found your niche with the medium...I love what you've made!  I have dreams of making a turquoise teddy much like yours!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2005 01:55:34 PM »

Thanks, everyone, for the nice words.  They were fun to make, and it's good to have a place to show them off to an appreciative audience!

How did you make them flat? All my little pin flowers & hearts are poofy. I want flat ones.

Rylizbeth, I started with a very spread out piece of roving on my foam and poked it into a circular shape, then continued to poke it flat through the top and in through the sides.  I'm not sure if that makes sense.  I'm happy to try and take some photos of the process, if you think that would help.

I love the idea of a needle felted scarf, and recently bought myself a starter kit and some roving. I tried it quickly, but found that with one needle it might take forever...is that correct? 
I'm sure it goes quicker with one of those multi-needle holders, but is it realistic to make a scarf with just one needle (i'm not yet ready for the investment)? 

how long did your scarf take, and how many needles did you use at once? 

It seems you found your niche with the medium...I love what you've made!  I have dreams of making a turquoise teddy much like yours!!

Mela, I used just one needle.  It didn't take that long, but I didn't felt the long yarn pieces--those were separate pieces of yarn in the kit.  I wrapped the roving and made the flat, blue spots first and then went back and added the flowers.  The first night, I constructed the scarf and put the patches on--took a couple hours while I was watching my son play, flipping through channels, etc.  The next night, again while watching a couple hours of TV, I went back and added the detail to the flowers.  It was all trial and error in the details--the more I did, the more I learned.  And I haven't stopped since!
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2005 06:23:55 PM »


How did you make them flat? All my little pin flowers & hearts are poofy. I want flat ones.


lol!
When I started needle felting, it was the other way round.
Everything I did was super flat and I wanted it to be more 3d!  Roll Eyes
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