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« on: January 27, 2006 09:09:59 AM »

Hey I am doing great with my knitting so far I wish I had a digi cam but I may be getting one next month and then I can delight you all but anyways.........I have been making awesome wool purses and then using the duplicate stitch to add jolly rogers and stuff to them.  Can you felt a bag with a duplicate stitch on it'?   Will the duplicate stitch picture be ruined or distorted or will it ocme out good?  I have not ever tried to felt a bag before and really want to but I dont know how to use the intarsia method yet for making pictures please advise thank you!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006 09:23:02 AM »

I have personally never tried this before, but I would advise making a small swatch and felting it.  That way you could see exactly what your FO would look like.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006 10:10:39 AM »

I agree with Zoe84, try a small swatch first. If it doesn't work out, you can always needle felt the design on.


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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2006 10:14:45 AM »

I haven't tried that but I have added a design after felting by using needle felting. You have to have a felting needle which is basically a thickish needle with fishhook type barbs in the end, the barbs poke downward so it forces the wool into the felted piece, then they are smooth when the needle comes out so the yarn remains. They are really cool and not too expensive - I don't think there is a DIY alternative to one. One tip - when I bought my needles I was told I needed wool roving (unspun wool) for the design but it works to just untwist yarn.
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2006 01:51:04 PM »

Hmmmm I never heard of a felting needle before or how to use one I will have to look this up thank you!
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2006 01:47:29 PM »

check out the felting board here on craftster. There's a small but dedicated bunch of folks who post there that will be willing to help you out if needed. They've also been putting together monthly felt alongs, adding instructions for a new technique/ project monthly. It's how I've been learning.


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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2006 05:17:35 PM »

Thanks I am heading over to the felting spot now thank you!
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