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« on: April 25, 2006 11:06:08 AM »

My dear friend electroncat had drawn this adorable little cat: http://www.supert3ch.com/temp/buttoncatcolor.jpg

So, I figured I'd make one for my first needle felting project =) I'm super pleased with how it came out, even if he's a bit tilting to one side. And without a button. I couldn't find any small enough..

Also, does anyone have any hints/tips on how to make tails? I think this one thing was the most stress inducing part~ Although I must say... I had tons of fun making him! I was so proud when I finished him  Cheesy  I can't wait to make more little things~

Anywho, onto the pictures~

Ah, one more quick Q: Roving isn't terrible for cats is it? My cat (trained to attack anything pink) ate a wee bit of my wool the other day :O Oops...

-a bit broken right now. taking a 'break' (har har har) from crafting for a bit.
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006 07:39:01 AM »

 Very Creative!!!

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006 11:24:30 AM »

Oh what joyful design.  The tail looks great.  On tip might be to use a toothpick or other fine wooden stick  as a resist twirl the wool on the stick and needle it firmish, then remove stick and felt until firm.  Or you might felt it over a mallable wire, leave the wire in place so you can bend and twist the tail for amazing shapes.  Radal16 will be starting the May feltalong in a few days nd that may help with more ideas - she is leading us in 3D felting using armatures (wire frames).

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006 03:15:37 PM »

He's really cute, I like how you did the plaid.  Are you totally finished with him or are you considering adding the stitching?
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006 04:28:47 PM »

I think for this project he's finished =) I didn't mention, he's only about two inches tall at the most, and my smallest needle wont get more detailed then the crossed mouth. I'm too scared I'll mess it up if I try to add faux stitching... though now that I think about it, I could just grab some thread and do real stitches Cheesy Huh... Maybe next time though!

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006 09:36:19 PM »

Very cute cat! I've never done anything like this before, so I can't give you any technical tips. My cat once swallowed a long string of wool and came out okay, so I think a bit of pink fluff should be safe! Cheesy Good luck with future felting adventures!

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