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Topic: Tutorial: Wet-Felt Vessel  (Read 85510 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2006 06:16:14 AM »

Got a question for Lexis (or anyone else!)

I have just made wet felt vesel No.2 (yes i'm now obsessed) and it is currently hanging up drying but i've noticed a really thin patch on the bottom where the fibres have shifted. Is there anyway I can fix this? I know I could needle felt over it but is there a wet-felt method I could use??
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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2006 09:40:05 AM »

hi felt fairy-  Smiley
yes there is a way to fix that without needles (although needles are fastest..)
Add an additional little fibre- thinned out and tufted, to your bald patch - inside the vessel and out. and put the whole vessel into the stocking again- to refelt. you just have to repeat the wet felting process but concentrating on that one particular spot. Make sure the fibre is really thinned out on the edges or it may not 'catch' onto the previous felt....
does that make sense?
If you are having troubles let me know...
With needle felting- you can add more fibre to the inside of the vessel and blend it in- without it looking like a different felt application entirely.
either way should work. and hope that helps..  Wink

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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2006 10:05:28 AM »

Thanks for the advice I think I'll go for the needle felting option as it seems easier all round.  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2006 04:24:24 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial. I need to have a go at this.
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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2006 06:59:56 AM »

A great tut.  I may finally try my hand at something like this!  Thank you for inspiring and instructing us all! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2006 12:34:17 PM »

gotta it- mine turned out great- holes and all! Art ....

The tricky part was keeping it all sliding between layers so i sprayed and patted- no sliding!

Also, i turned mine inside out for the prettier side, since that is how it turned out
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« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2006 12:37:08 PM »

typo alert  above should have
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spraying to keep it FROM sliding..
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2006 04:56:40 PM »

I've just finished felting a vessel myself
Glad to see I'm not the only one a few tutorials behind  Wink

Shedata - I hope you post pics of your finished creation in the gallery
(Here's the link incase you've lost it http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83752.0
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Mine is still drying on the balloon so pics wont come for another few days
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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2006 08:02:09 PM »

Hurrah! Jane, you've joined the vessel troupe.  Cheesy Never too late to create a vessel my dear. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of felted vessels from everybody. that includes you too, Shedata.  Wink
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« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2006 07:37:43 AM »

Wow, great tutorial. I took a wet felting class a couple of weeks ago from Gail Crosman Moore and loved it, but I forgot lots of the details just when I finally have a day off to try it at home. Your tutorial helps! If you haven't seen Gail's work, you might want to check it out - http://www.gailcrosmanmoore.com/gcmfelt.html - really beautiful stuff!
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