A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 302,605
Currently Running With Scissors:
611 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Needle Felting Questions  (Read 680 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
temperanceluvr
Offline Offline

Posts: 28
Joined: 09-Jul-2010

"Sachuun... is it wrong for me to save a devil?"


View Profile
« on: July 30, 2011 12:42:17 PM »

Okay, so I've started needle-felting and have a few questions about the craft

1) I've seen some needle felted pieces that have colors that seem to fan out and blend, almost like part of it is transparent, how would I do this?

2) Does anyone know a place where there is a tutorial on how to make the basic shapes with needle-felting? (like balls, cones, squares, pyramids, etc)


thanks in advance for the help!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I cannot speak of my love for you, but I have the ability to dance... surely this can convey my feelings to you.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Once a lover, now has lost, once a crier, now a flyer, once a child, now an elder, once an unbeliever, now has faith
Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 11993
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011 05:18:12 PM »

1) that is just a matter of placing your roving in the right spot and using a small gauged needle.
2) check the tut list!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=140465.msg1381906#msg1381906
THIS ROCKS   Logged

temperanceluvr
Offline Offline

Posts: 28
Joined: 09-Jul-2010

"Sachuun... is it wrong for me to save a devil?"


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011 04:13:13 PM »

okay.... not to be rude, but the tutorial list doesn't have a tutorial on BASIC SHAPES
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I cannot speak of my love for you, but I have the ability to dance... surely this can convey my feelings to you.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Once a lover, now has lost, once a crier, now a flyer, once a child, now an elder, once an unbeliever, now has faith
Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 11993
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011 04:52:49 PM »

It has beads, which are circles.  And if you can master a circle without making it oblong, somewhat rectangular, or otherwise, the other shapes will follow intuitively.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

AlpacaNanny
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011 05:19:47 AM »

As far as blending colors - I dye my own fiber, so sometimes I purposely dye it unevenly for blending.  If you are buying fiber that is already dyed you would need to use similar colors and apply small tufts at a time for the effect that you want.

As far as making cones - I start by making a cylinder and needle felt that for a base. Then apply small amounts of fiber to build the sections that you want to make bigger.

I have also seen pieces that use foam, cut into the desired shape for a core.

To make balls, I use the panty hose in the washer method.  Take some batting (or roving) roll it up and stuff into a panty hose, then tie off.  Put in the washer on gentle cycle with a load of laundry (beware if it is dyed it may bleed).

Hope this helps.
Louise
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Style Short Hair Like Emma Watson
How to Get Smooth Hair in the Summer Heat
Getting A Salon Style Blowout At Home
3 Hairstyles That Look Great Wet or Dry
Princess Roll Hairstyle Tutorial
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.