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Topic: First ever needle felting, it's a... polar bear?  (Read 1357 times)
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« on: March 24, 2006 01:45:56 PM »

So this is my first ever needle felting project! I have no idea what I'm doing, so this is the result, it's almost cute... in a way that you feel sorry for it, har har har.
I bring you the almost polar bear!
He's made of polyester stuffing mostly, with a very thin layer of plain wool. the black and other coloured bits are made from yarn! His skeleton is a pipecleaner, so he's semi-posable. He took about 30 minutes, I suppose with more time he would look a lot nicer.
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2006 02:08:41 PM »

Well hot dog! woops I mean cool bear!  Welcome to the felting fold.

It is harder to get definition and detail with the poly-batt- but sometimes that core is what is desired.

and yes time and number of pokes does make a difference, usually.  All depends on what you want.  A very adorable little bear.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2006 04:48:24 PM »

That is so cute! I definitely think it looks like a polar bear. Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2006 07:13:44 AM »

Don't be so hard on yourself, he's really cute.  The paw-pads are great detail.  I've also tried using polyester batting for core material and have been unhappy with it- it doesn't hold the shape very well.  Try a wool core next and see if you feel any different..
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2006 11:15:41 AM »


 He is so cute, amazing for a first time project in only 30 minutes.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2006 11:38:04 AM »

i love your bear.  i am very new to this felting so i was wondering how did you end up doing the felting on that thin piece of wool?   And is it possible to get a tut made up??

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