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231  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: A purple narwhal on: April 26, 2014 05:05:19 AM
Kewl!!! I've always been very fond of narwhals!! Purple seems very fine color for narwhals!! =^..^=
232  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: New felted pieces on: April 21, 2014 05:41:46 AM
Some lovely colors and textures there!! Looks like you had a great time!! =^..^=
233  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Hippity Hop! Quack Quack! on: April 11, 2014 03:40:32 AM
Definitely Spring Cuteness!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=
234  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Another Dragon on: April 09, 2014 06:31:31 AM
Thank you very much!!!  Cheesy Cheesy

My husband collected dragons so over the years I have made dragons for him of one sort of another. This was the last one I made and now belongs to my son. =^..^=
235  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Needle felted, then wet felted? on: April 01, 2014 06:22:58 AM
Hope the technique works for you! I've made very thin drapable fabric using this technique! =^..^=
236  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.

237  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! =^..^=
238  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. =^..^=
239  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! =^..^=
240  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 =^..^=
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