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« on: June 11, 2016 09:41:48 AM »

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Hola amigos!
I used needle felting and wet felting to make this taco mouse coin purse.
The felting took I used has 5 needles. It's incredibly awesome!
  I think that wet felting helps to achieve a smoother and more finished product, and I like to use it for coin purses.  I basically used needle felting to create the piece.  Then I wet felted the pieces so smooth out the fibers a bit.  Then I added a coin purse frame and other details.

Coin purse frame & paper rope that typically comes with the frame. Mine is 4 inches (length) x 2 inches (height)

If using a 4x2 inch frame;
17 grams of yellow/orange wool
2 grams red wool
5 grams green wool
less than 0.5 grams pink wool

felting mat
felting tool (by Clover; comes with 5 needles)
black embroidery floss
sewing needle
2 black safety eyes or eyepins
wire cutters
2 large pink rhinestones

Approximate Time Required:
taco shells: 20 minutes with felting tool (longer with a single needle or felting pen)
lettuce & tomatoes: 7 minutes with felting tool
attaching parts: 5 minutes with felting tool
wet felting: 15 minutes
drying time 45 mins with dryer or overnight
attaching face 10 minutes
attaching frame 15-20 minutes + drying time.

I made a video about the process here: https://youtu.be/rby4Ym0ivS8

« Last Edit: June 11, 2016 11:06:04 PM by Kawaiifelting » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016 08:11:29 AM »

Very cute. I would love to see more pictures showing the clasp and such.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016 12:10:54 PM »

that is so cute

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016 07:34:30 AM »

Adorable, and a taco just happens to be the right shape for a purse to boot--well done!
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016 11:27:42 PM »

a match made in heaven!
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016 10:33:33 AM »

Absolutely adorable.

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2016 08:44:37 AM »

I love this, but I could never have one. I'd have to get a real taco every time I saw it. Darn Mexican food addiction...


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