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    • elliesmemory1
    • By elliesmemory1 14th Jan 18, 3:35 PM
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    Needle felting
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    • 14th Jan 18, 3:35 PM
    Needle felting 14th Jan 18 at 3:35 PM
    Anyone do this? It doesn't look too difficult.
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    • AlwaysAllie
    • By AlwaysAllie 15th Jan 18, 8:29 AM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 8:29 AM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 8:29 AM
    Anyone do this? It doesn't look too difficult.
    Originally posted by elliesmemory1
    Iíve tried dry felting but not wet. And only flat pieces, no 3D animals which seem to be popular. Itís fun, a little monotonous at times if youíre doing a large section, and a bit repetitive in terms of hand/wrist aches. Easy to pick up though.

    Enjoy!

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    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 23rd Jan 18, 10:24 AM
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    • 23rd Jan 18, 10:24 AM
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    • 23rd Jan 18, 10:24 AM
    Anyone do this? It doesn't look too difficult.
    Originally posted by elliesmemory1

    I have done a couple of needle felted pictures. I use a single needle, though you can quicken the process by using six needles together in a gadget. I start by laying out the background on a piece of net curtain or other loosely woven fabric, about six layers crisscrossing, in colours of your choice. Finishing with smaller pieces for the detail on the top. I put this on a piece of thick foam, and bodge away, for a long time. More wool can be added, if you make a mistake you can peel wool off and re position it.

    It does take a lot of bodging, the wool is felted by the barbs on the needle. You can bodge while watching the TV, but don't stick your finger. I finish off with lots of embroidery over the top of it, then frame it.

    You can also make small felted animals, not my thing. Plenty of youtube vids. The wool can be a bit expensive if you want a good variety of colours.

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    • murie
    • By murie 23rd Jan 18, 10:38 AM
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    • 23rd Jan 18, 10:38 AM
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    • 23rd Jan 18, 10:38 AM
    I am new to sewing (wantng to try a new hobby for 2018).
    Can anyone point me in the direction of a free bunny rabbit pattern, preferably one with a gusset in the head to make it more dimensional. I have very basic sewing skills (and I mean basic lol) but want to try something new without ploughing too many pennies into it in case I don't enjoy it/am rubbish.
    TIA x
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 23rd Jan 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 23rd Jan 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 23rd Jan 18, 10:41 AM
    I went to a free workshop once where we got to try this. I think it took me an hour to make a small ball the size of a pea. I could probably have bought 10 in a bag for £1 on ebay

    It's clearly not my thing.
    • fatblackandwhite
    • By fatblackandwhite 13th Apr 18, 1:32 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 1:32 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 1:32 PM
    I do this. I am not an expert but can make a bear in about an hour. Its really easy to do if you are used to doing fiddly things with your hands. You have to concentrate though because it really hurts when you stab yourself!
    • Robots
    • By Robots 22nd Apr 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 18, 7:22 PM
    Hobbycraft has a few starter kits for around £3-5 each - llama, giraffe, etc. They're great for beginners as they use a polystyrene shape to felt onto which is easier than shaping yourself when a newbie
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