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Thank you Elle - we hope you enjoy it!
Hello Leonor Thank you - I was very pleased with the way the colours turned out! I didn't weigh the fibres, but that would be a good idea - if you have scales that will accurately measure such small amounts. To get the secondary colour between yellow and blue (green) I blended roughly equal amounts of yellow and blue. To get the tertiary colours between yellow and blue, I blended 75% yellow/25% blue for the yellow-green and 75% blue/25% yellow for the blue-green. I used the same percentages on the other blends: blue to red and red to yellow. Even though I blended until my arms dropped off, if you look closely, you will see individual colours of fibres in the blends (unlike bought dyed colours) but I like that as it's more interesting. I hope that makes sense.
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Thank you for leaving a comment. We use small and large carders from Wingham Wool. Our tutorial is demonstrated with the small carders, £13 per pair plus postage (if you also buy fibre etc, then the postage is spread a bit.): http://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/hand-carders/575-mini-carders.html Some people say you can use wire dog brushes as carders, but we've never tried that.
Glad you like it!
It's fun with the carders Catherine! I've already learnt a lot from Ruth's challenge.
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Thank you Lindy. Look in charity (thrift) shops or at boot sales for rattles but make sure you buy those with smooth joins. Having several in different sizes is a good idea.
Thank you Louise! Your vessel is wonderful!
Thank you for your very kind feedback Meriel.
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Thank you for setting the challenge Ruth.
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Thank you Catherine! We hope you have a successful year with your lovely needle felting.
We hope you enjoy it!
Thanks Ruth - I'm really pleased with it! Only flaw is you can't quite get a whole box of chocolates in it (although I suspect I know someone happy to eat up the surplus) :) Have a great Christmas too, and a fluffy felty fibrey New Year! x
Thank you Ali! Glad you like it :) Hope you have a great Christmas too!
Thank you! Really glad you like it, it was a fun project! :) ps - Sorry about the delay with publishing comments, we've had to start moderating them due to getting some horrible spam :(
Thank you Deborah, the Podding was great fun to make :) I love mum's dish too, she's really good at free motion text! Have got loads of ideas swimming round in my head, I just need to get organised in time next year (but then I say that every year!). Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too xx
Thank you. Ha ha ha! Mum says there is always room for one more chocolate! :) Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you too x
Thanks Zed! I've enjoyed making the podding and I'll be posting a finished photo soon. I'm continuing the ceramics classes after Christmas and although I'd love to do more printing, there just aren't enough days in the week!
Thank you Ann (I think mum would prefer the kind of pudding you eat though!). It's a good experience to make things from scratch with clay and I'm going to enrol again in January so that I can learn more.
Thank you Ruth and I hope you enjoy the festive season too! I'm working long hours this week but I hope to be able to find some time to finish my podding. I've really enjoyed the ceramics classes and the print workshop (and extra hours is on my Christmas list).
Thank you :) It's been a fun project so far. And however it turns out, at least there will be sweeties to enjoy! The printmaking was fab. Would love to do more... just need more hours in the day really! Praps Santa will bring me some spare ones :) Haven't had a go on the wheel yet, but I have managed to get really messy nonetheless! Glad you are having lots of creative fun too xx
Hi Teri, thanks! :) It's not so much the actual making of the real one but having enough weeks to feed it enough brandy! :) As for the beads there was a neat little trick involved....take a small lump of clay and stick a cocktail stick in the side so it is level with the table. Pop the bead on to the stick then you can get the glaze all round the bead without having to touch it. You can do several at once if you use a bigger bit of clay and a few sticks. Once the glaze is dry you can put them on a mandrel to go in the kiln. Hope that helps!
Hello Trish - yes you could use heavy black plastic if it's firm enough. Our first pods were made using vinyl - the kind that banners are printed on - it's thin and flexible but firm enough. When you make larger pods, you will need to increase the number of layers so that it will be thicker. You may find this blog post informative http://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2013/12/18/making-a-cat-cave/ Have fun!
Thanks Zed - I'd love to be able to draw 'properly' but I can't so I always have to find a workaround. I've got the cards back from the printer and it's a lovely job - I used vistaprint.
Thank you Catherine - you could be right about what they get up to when we're not looking!
Thank you Sarah!