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« on: March 03, 2011 07:40:42 AM »

What kind of marker/pen do I need to use to draw on a sheet of felt? I used a Sharpie pen, but the point was so fine it couldn't quite get through the little fibers that were sticking up off the felt. I need to be able to draw on the felt so I can cut out the shapes I want. Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011 11:15:33 AM »

There are fabric markers/pens you can get that might work better.  The issue with Sharpie is probably that it's a felt also, so it's felting as you use it.  Another alternative is regular chalk, especially since you don't necessarily want to keep the marks.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011 02:47:43 PM »

There are pens sold in sewing notions area that mark purple and then later disappear - you might want to try one of those.

I've used colored pencils and they worked fine.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011 08:10:48 PM »

When making softies with my daughter, we use a soft sketch pencil, B4 or B6 are good.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011 06:32:46 AM »

As an alternative to drawing my shapes, I sometimes make stencils.  I use thick paper (like photo paper), cut out the shape, then pin it to my prefelt and felt inside the stencil (sort of like using a cookie cutter).  Many times I make a copy of something on a sheet of photo paper.  Much easier than drawing something free hand!!!
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