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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for Bernat Soft Boucl in the GTA on: May 15, 2014 05:10:29 PM

I've got a few random balls of yarn in Bernat Soft Boucl, but I'm having trouble finding this particular type of Bernat in the greater Toronto area (walmart and giant tiger used to carry it, michaels had very slim pickings).

Anyone have any suggestions? There are a few colours I don't think they make anymore, but I love this yarn and need it for some upcoming projects!

2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / You know your needles are dull when... on: May 07, 2014 06:35:05 PM
... You stab your finger and it doesn't bleed!   Wink
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Needle felted, then wet felted? on: March 30, 2014 07:11:40 PM

I'm recreating a dough doll statue (that's crumbling to pieces) out of felt. Part of this is creating layers of fabric-like pieces that will be attached (a dress/apron).

I made a piece of the dress out of roving, but it's still thicker than I'd like. I was thinking if I wet felted my already-kinda-needle felted piece, it might get flatter.

If I need to suck it up and just keep stabbing - feel free to tell me that too Smiley
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Learning as I go on: November 23, 2013 08:56:12 AM

As I'm working on a chickadee, I realized I stabbed the wings in too deep on certain places, and rather than trying to layer more felt on top (I'd mixed two colours), I used a straight pin to gently lift the top layer to soften the look. It's all still firmly attached, but the top layer doesn't show stab marks, and the wings are all even now!

Just thought I'd share my experiment/discovery - if anyone thinks it's a bad idea please let me know! Smiley
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Making tiny details (beaks/ears/tails) on: November 08, 2013 05:25:55 PM

I'm just learning dry needle felting but I love it already! I seem to prefer making tiny creatures, usually owls, birds, penguins, etc. (about 3cm / 1in tall)

I've been having trouble figuring out how to felt the really tiny details like beaks, ears, tiny feet, that sort of thing. I've been rolling the roving with my fingers to try to get the general shape, but when the beaks are just a few mm long, it's tough to really get the fibres to tangle/keep shape. Even wings can be tough, or thin elements.

Any ideas are welcome! Thanks!
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