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In art, art of felting, Brooch, hat, Pattern making, sewing, wearable art, Wool Hat on August 30, 2007 at 10:47 pm

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Hi all:

I created the pattern for and made this Newsboy Hat.  It is made of wool and the lining is printed cotton.  The pin holding up bill is felted and can be replaced by any type of pin.  These are knitted and fleted, crocheted and felted and crocheted. 

Felted Fruit Bowl

In art, art of felting, felted bowl, felting, felting project, roving on August 26, 2007 at 5:29 pm

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Hi all,

I created this wool felted bowl out of roving and wool felt on the outside.  My technique is my own and I would not suggest it J I will be doing another bowl using the Nuno Felt method.

Shibori Felting Technique Wall Hanging

In about me, art, art of felting, felting, felting project, Shibori Felting Techniques, Wall Art, Wall Decor on August 26, 2007 at 4:56 pm

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Carol knits up sample sections in wool and I look at these knitted lengths and try come up with something remarkable.  Well folks, I think I did it with this.  I had the pebbles, large and small in a candle arrangement.  I carefully, used tiny rubber bands wrapped and secured the pebbles in the wool.   It then went into my Wonder Washer with a hat I had crocheted to be felted.  It made a bit of a racket as the pebbles got tossed around.   I wanted to keep a close eye on the hat because I’d over felted the last one I had knitted.  When I’d pulled the hat out I noticed I had lost some pebbles.  Removing the pebble relief I replaced some of the pebbles and restarted my felting. 

The finished hat was not perfect in size but it is good enough and the relief piece dipping wet look very interesting.  I got as much water as I could out and hung it outside the drip.  It was still not dry in the morning but I used my hair dryer.   I did not want to make another purse so I decided on a wall hanging.  I removed the rubber bands and then needle felted the matching wool yarn into the felting piece using straight lines and a scrolling effect.  I am thrilled with it and hope Carol is as well!  I have one other sample knitted with Alpaca yarn she gave me to create something out of.  Hum, I wonder what it will become.  Carol is an amazing knitter . . .  Check out her blog for some of our other joint efforts.  There are some cool purses from Carol’s sample knits that I finished off.

Designer Leather/Felted Purse

In art, art of felting, felted purse, felting, Leather, purse, roving, Uncategorized on August 24, 2007 at 4:42 pm

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This lovely purse has a little bits of many crafts housed in it.   I designed the pattern and the elements that make up the purse are; leather, crocheting, felting, wool yarn, fabric, sewing and knitting.

 

Buda With Purses

In art, art of felting, beading, felted purse, felting, felting project, Leather, purse, roving on August 24, 2007 at 4:23 pm

He looks adorable 🙂

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More Awesome Collaboration

In art, art of felting, felted purse, felting, felting project, roving on August 24, 2007 at 4:09 pm

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                                                       Carol knits, I do the relief, bag designs, assembles and do the felting.   

Felting With Lou Lou 101

In art of felting, beading, felting, felting project, Uncategorized, Yarn site on August 24, 2007 at 3:47 pm

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Since I have been writing for Craft Gossip I have been experimenting more and more with felting.  This pendent was knit with KNIT PICK Palette 100% wool yarn in white.   After knitting it, I put a piece of a bamboo skewer vertically and one horizontally and then hand felted it in the sink to control the process.  I crocheted a necklace and machine felted this.  The lime glass beads are hand sewn in a constrained design.  I love it and enjoyed this experiment.   Doesn’t my Buda look lovely?
Regards,
Linda 

Felted Pillow

In art, art of felting, felting, felting project, roving, Uncategorized on August 22, 2007 at 3:47 pm

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The pillow is made from teal felt and felted with off white wool roving.

Felted Sea Glass Necklace

In art, art of felting, beading, felting, felting project, roving, Uncategorized on August 22, 2007 at 2:36 pm

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I created this felted necklace after caning off-white roving with a little mixture of yellow and blue in the middle of the cane. This was wet and needle felted. I then added sea glass, extra roving, and mother of pearl disc with a tiny bead. After adding a jump ring I used strand of ribbon like yarn for necklace and strung a felted ball for interest. If you have any questions about the felting procedure just ask.

Never felt So Good!

In art, art of felting, felting, Uncategorized on August 22, 2007 at 1:18 pm

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This is the first relief scarf I created using Fabulous Yarn  I got the idea from the book “Knitting Never Felt Better” By: Nicky Epstein Book Link  I love the scarf and plan to make many more.  Again, Carol Caldwell knitted and I did the relief and felting.