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11  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: my anti-waldorf dolls on: August 09, 2007 01:18:02 PM
you crack me up. hahahahahaaaa!
12  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: sparrow portrait on: August 09, 2007 01:16:39 PM
yer' amazing!! that looks SO COOL!
wow. keep it up sister.
13  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Video about wet felting!!! on: July 04, 2007 04:37:06 PM
I haven't torched my wool
but I have used an iron (without water in it) on the highest setting and I've found it fairly effective
I'd still love to hear if anyone's torched their projects

snort.. Cheesy I've torched many an object --
but not in the sense you're talking jane. lol.
I think it may be a disaster if I were holding a torch... I bet if I even mentioned it to the man, he'd go running at the thought of it.
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Extreme Birdhouses and Lawn Ornaments made from reclaimed wood. on: June 29, 2007 02:15:23 PM
I posted here before- but I'm even more psyched to know that a fellow "Canuck" is creating these great houses.  Grin Way to go cranbrook (I figured something Canadian was up with the name-lol) and re-using wood to make these beauties: Even BETTER!  Cheesy
15  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: New wet felt on: June 29, 2007 02:02:40 PM
Its a project I did for school where we had to make a seat of honour.  The nuno felted parts are curtain like thinks that go over the legs of the stool.  I got the colour from a mix of cochineal and cutch.
ah-! Thanks for the enlightenment. it looks fab now that I know- Wink the cane on the chair flows beautifully with the ties and detail along the top.
I've heard of cochineal (I find it fascinating, actually) but not cutch. can you enlighten me further?  Cheesy
16  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: New wet felt on: June 28, 2007 09:38:58 AM
pauly, you never cease to amaze me with your fantastic felting "eye".  Smiley
the colours- hooray- the pouches with toggle and loop - ingenius!
the scarves, drool.  Cheesy great great load of felty booty. love it all.

I wanted to know what that gorgeous orange/coral coloured nuno is (second pic from bottom) a shawl? the colours of it are wonderful.

thanks always for sharing these with us. *inspired*
17  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: feltalong #12 wet felted vessel 2007 on: June 27, 2007 09:04:07 AM
thanks so much poitoi.  Cheesy that is very kind of you to say so. I admit colour has a huge influence over me, in many things I do. I find wool is just like paint to me. colour-colour-colour.  Cheesy

I hope you can keep on trying your hand at this - I would really love to see your version of it. Smiley keep trying. and let me know- you can pm me if you like - if you ever hit a semi-disaster again.  Wink
have fun!!!
18  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 6/24/07 - We hit 100,000 members! on: June 24, 2007 03:42:07 PM
An impressive feat Leah and Mods.
WAY. TO. GO!!!

and just to say,
Thank You for being near and dear to me when I needed to liberate my artistic talents into some new independent ventures.
That's a big gift in my little resourceful world.

Three Cheers!
Much Love:
Tanis Alexis xoxo
19  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Felt balls and dying wool on: June 08, 2007 08:44:52 AM
some questions...

 A: Is it supposed to be squishy while you're felting?  It's squishy like those stress-releif balls.  Does it harden after it dries?

B: Can you leave it for half an hour or so and then go back?

C: Are you supposed to be doing your 'mushing' under water or out of the water?

D: My 'mushing' seems to work the best when I'm fairly liberal with the dish soap, normal?

Ooo, this is fun!

I am having fun trying to imagine your project. You've got the idea.  Smiley
to help answer your questions...
A: yes, it is. It is squishy, because the wool is just about to adhere to itself. It is forming a gentle 'skin' while you felt. Like a soft clay. It will harden only as you work with it. The more rubbing and friction you put on it, the harder it will get. It will not harden signifigantly while drying.
B: Yes. If it is full of soap and water, just don't leave it Too long. It is good to let things cool in between felting with hot water. Gives the wool some time to relax and chill.  Wink

C: At the start- you want to add only a few drops or sprinkles of water at a time until it's fully soaked. and gradually add until it forms a bit of a skin.. I would only immerse under water if it has become a bit more solid..after a bit of felting...

D: Soap acts like a 'glue' with felting so yup, it's normal.  Smiley mushmush. experiment, play, squish, plop, throw. lol.

The little container with a few beans or bells inside is a great idea for baby or pet if you add some catnip or something?
BUT make sure the container is SEALED!! Arg! My first attempt at that, I didnt seal it enough. Wet felted a nice thick layer on top. and when I was done....there was no sound~! Undecided
I had to cut it open because I imagined that this bottle was full of water, with beans floating in it. lol. When I did cut it open ( Cry ) it was like a little beany shot of water in the middle. haha
take my word for it.  Smiley

20  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Feltalong #12: wet felted vessel 2007 on: June 07, 2007 09:26:45 AM
My best to you tarewyn. We're always around when you get the chance.  Wink

jane.......ahem. miss honeymooner  Wink have You had a chance to do anything with this?  Smiley What's happening in your felty world?

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