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« on: January 12, 2006 09:45:51 AM »

Hey all-! Hows it goin' in the felting world??
I have a request.. I am not sure where to put it specifically, so i thought- why not ask ?
Does anyone have a good thorough tute or link, or..anything in regards to 3-dimensional wet felting???

I really want to expand from the Mongolian rolled technique to something I can do fairly smoothly. I realise that using super fine merino would make any 3-D item a lot easier to felt, But i just hope i can get a few tips, or tricks, or hints from the more experienced wet felters on here, before i go ahead and waste my prized roving.  Smiley

Help! (lol!) I want to expand from the floor matt! hahaha. Thanks in advance felters.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2006 05:52:12 AM »

I don't know of a website off the top of my head, but you might be interested in looking into some books.  Simply Felt has a section on seamless wet felting using a resist.  Maybe you could check that out.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2006 06:11:58 AM »

i was just thinking of doing some more of this myself (heh, great minds really do think alike) and i found this site with $5 patterns. maybe you and i should buy some and split the cost Wink
http://www.marrhaven.com/feltglv.html
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2006 07:23:26 AM »

Yea baby- thats what I'm talkin' about!!!  Cheesy
Great minds do think alike sister. lol!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2006 09:06:06 AM »

I was planning on organising one of the felt alongs to be wet felting using a resist, but it wasn't going to be for another couple of months.

You gals seem as hungry for new felting knowledge as I am Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2006 09:31:58 AM »

STARVING!!!!  Grin Grin Grin
lol!
there's no real classes here in Vancouver either... ?
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2006 06:01:01 PM »

STARVING!!!!  Grin Grin Grin
lol!
there's no real classes here in Vancouver either... ?

Yeah, I've already been to the only three classes that I've been able to find here in Sydney. They were only single day intro classes, but I pestered the teacher for as much knowledge as I could  Wink

Have you asked your wool supplier if they know of any classes? I found my few classes that way. My supplier suggested getting in contact with the Sydney spinners guild and they had the classes. If there's a spinner's guild in your area maybe they can help too?
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2006 02:03:31 PM »

Spinning..good idea, I'll search it out. The wool shop (Birkland Brothers) provides every class but felt. Sad Not a class around to be seen here...But then I start thinking that if i learn more and more I could be the one to start classes on wet felting.  Grin but then - that's the entrepreneurial artista talking .. haha. but it would be fun to get to that point.
....let you know what i find.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2006 04:48:19 AM »

Here is a link to some videos.  Have not seen these myself, just found them.
http://www.feltcrafts.com/books-videos.htm 

You might also want to join the feltmakers list - there are no photos, but people do answer questions and often post when and where shows and classes will be held.
http://www.peak.org/~spark/feltlistFAQ.html

Do teach.  If you make a tute here on the bowl you did for the I <3 felt swap you will have developed a curriculum for one class.  And as long as you don't print out copies for your students you could refer them to needle and wet felt tutes here or other places online to use as reading references.

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2006 10:27:29 AM »

Aw! GraceO! you have so much faith in moi! teehee- thanks . I 've been wanting a good excuse to teach children art, but just didn't have a good enough idea of what, specifically. If i continue to obsess with felt as I am - I will definitely bring this to a classroom.
Found this
http://www.peak.org/~spark/3-dFelt.html
for 3-d felting,
and am Very intrigued by the 'making a felt hat on a ball'
http://www.peak.org/~spark/patshatonaball.html
Will keep you posted - and thanks for the encouragement!
 Smiley
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