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231  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Needle felted, then wet felted? on: March 31, 2014 05:36:01 AM
How large do you need the fabric like pieces to be?

Wet felting probably isn't going to be the solution, but I've made thin needle felted fabric. Here's what you do:

Lay out a THIN layer of fiber larger than you need the finish fabric to be.
On top of that lay out an even thin layer of fiber that has been cut and carded (1" - 1.5" in length).
Tack the two layers together - Tack (don't thrust your needles deep into these two layers.

Gently lift all the fiber off your work surface (lift in the direction of that first layer of long fibers) and turn it over.
Tack all the fibers from the other side.

Start surface felting at shallow angles to the fiber, turn it over as needed.

Hold the fabric you are creating up to a light to see which area might be to thin - add more fiber in those areas - tack and then surface felt.

It's possible to make very thin needle felted fabric this way. I work only on Clover brush mat - I do not know if this process might be a bit more difficult on foam work surfaces because of the "bounce" that they have - should still work.

232  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Mt first attempt at felting (Rabbit) on: March 25, 2014 07:10:50 AM
CUTE!!!  Cheesy Cheesy

Needle felting is a lot of fun, very versatile and interesting!!! I've been doing it for years and still learning new things I can do! =^..^=
233  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Another Dragon on: March 18, 2014 09:16:14 AM
Thanks!!  Cheesy Cheesy

He's about 8.5" to top of his head. If his wings were spread wide they'd probably be 18" or more. Can't measure his overall length at the moment. =^..^=
234  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Another Dragon on: March 18, 2014 04:32:57 AM
I did this a while ago, but I don't believe I ever posted him here!

He was a fun project and now belongs to my son. I keep hoping that I will find time to do more dragons, but I always have so many other things I need to do. One of these days!!

This dragon lives in our office so I get to see him regularly at least! =^..^=
235  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Tiny bear on: March 17, 2014 05:05:45 AM
Super Cute!!!

Yes, small doesn't mean fast/quick/easy!! For people who don't needle felt that is often very difficult to grasp!  Cheesy =^..^=
236  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: ocean pendant on: March 01, 2014 05:11:13 AM
That does capture the feel of waves - nice swap!!! =^..^=
237  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Jellyfish Brooch on: February 26, 2014 08:35:33 AM
Thanks!! I've been doing a lot of experimenting and looking at different jellyfish images - really such a wide variety!! Lots of differences especially in the types of tentacles that they might have.

238  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / More Jellyfish Brooches on: February 20, 2014 02:50:35 PM

Working on some ideas for another class. This is one of the experiments. =^..^=
239  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Gray Felt on: February 16, 2014 05:30:27 AM
shoppe3130 on Etsy has a wonderful selection of craft felt which is very good quality.
240  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidery thread holder. on: February 13, 2014 04:47:34 AM
What a great swap project!!! Looks so pretty and what a neat way to use mat board!!  Cheesy Cheesy

Does the cover have any sort of closure to it?
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