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Thank you Marilyn - I've often wondered what the recipient of the partridge (and the other weird gifts) really felt and that inspired the last line of the verse.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2016 on A partridge in a pear tree at rosiepink
Thank you Tricia!
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2016 on Felted Flotsam Picture at rosiepink
Hello Laura, Ann (from the Felting and Fiber Forum) has a way of making beads around pencils to give a large hole. Heres how she does it: 1) Bunch 6 round or hexagonal pencils together. 2) Wrap some wool around the pencils 3 or 4 times in about a 1 inch wide strip. The more wool you use the thicker the bead. 3) Wet your hands with warm soapy water( dish soap is fine) and start gently rubbing the wool and pencils back and fourth between your hands. 4) Keep wetting your hands and rubbing until the wool is completely wet and the wool tightens around the pencils. 5) Remove 1 pencil. Roll the wool and pencils a little more aggressively around the remaining pencils. 6) Every time the wool gets tight around the pencils remove one until there is only one pencil tightly wrapped in wool. Remove the last pencil and you have a bead. I would practice making beads with different wool till you find what you think will work best, then scale it up. It is a noisy thing to do so I dont recommend sitting watching TV with your spouse for this. Mine was not impressed. Read more:http://feltandfiberstudio.proboards.com/thread/1357/make-tube-beads-pencils#ixzz4PDcrhpiP Kind regards Annie Lyn www.rosiepink.typepad.co.uk
Hello Laura, Ann (from the Felting and Fiber Forum) has a way of making beads around pencils to give a large hole. Here's how she does it: 1) Bunch 6 round or hexagonal pencils together. 2) Wrap some wool around the pencils 3 or 4 times in about a 1 inch wide strip. The more wool you use the thicker the bead. 3) Wet your hands with warm soapy water( dish soap is fine) and start gently rubbing the wool and pencils back and fourth between your hands. 4) Keep wetting your hands and rubbing until the wool is completely wet and the wool tightens around the pencils. 5) Remove 1 pencil. Roll the wool and pencils a little more aggressively around the remaining pencils. 6) Every time the wool gets tight around the pencils remove one until there is only one pencil tightly wrapped in wool. Remove the last pencil and you have a bead. I would practice making beads with different wool till you find what you think will work best, then scale it up. It is a noisy thing to do so I don't recommend sitting watching TV with your spouse for this. Mine was not impressed. Read more: http://feltandfiberstudio.proboards.com/thread/1357/make-tube-beads-pencils#ixzz4PDcrhpiP
Thank you Bekki - I have my overgrown patio to thank for the colours!
Thank you Maria. Scrim is also known as cheesecloth and you can buy pieces ready dyed or you can do it yourself - we have a free tutorial showing how to dye the natural cloth http://rosiepink.typepad.co.uk/rosiepink/tutorial-hand-dyeing-scri.html It's very open weave so it felts in easily.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2016 on Felt and Stitch - Autumn Leaves Bowl at rosiepink
Thank you for your kind feedback Claude.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2016 on Felt and Stitch - Autumn Leaves Bowl at rosiepink
Thank you Teri!
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2016 on Felt and Stitch - Autumn Leaves Bowl at rosiepink
Thank you Lyn - it's amazing what household gadgets can be re-purposed!
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2016 on Felt and Stitch - Autumn Leaves Bowl at rosiepink
Thank you Karen
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2016 on Felt and Stitch - Autumn Leaves Bowl at rosiepink
Thank you for the morale-boosting comment Jeanine! Yes, I made a piece of wet felt then stitched it when it was dry. As a new felter, you might be interested in The Felting and Fiber Forum: http://feltandfiberstudio.proboards.com/
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2016 on Felt and Stitch - Autumn Leaves Bowl at rosiepink
Thank you Marilyn. I stitched all the leaves first then had to work out how to stitch the middle to make it rigid without spoiling the stems that were in the bowl - the pebble stitch was ideal for the purpose.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2016 on Felt and Stitch - Autumn Leaves Bowl at rosiepink
Thank you Ruth.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2016 on Felt and Stitch - Autumn Leaves Bowl at rosiepink
Yes, the edge can be worked with soapy fingers simultaneously from inside and out. The ridge will also ease out as the rest of the pod is agitated - be patient and don't work the felt too hard at the start - go over the whole thing gently for a while then get rough with it as it firms into shape.
Thank you Anita - glad you found it helpful!
Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback Chryssa! We're glad you've enjoyed the pod making.
Thank you Marilyn, and I agree! Mum says thanks for your birthday wishes :)
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2016 on Felt flowers for mum's birthday card at rosiepink
Thank you Karen! The back of work often looks so interesting and free and scribbly which I love! It would be really difficult to create those lines intentionally!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2016 on Felt flowers for mum's birthday card at rosiepink
Thank you Ruth - mum did a lot of 'oohing' and 'aahing' when she took it out the envelope so it was appreciated!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2016 on Felt flowers for mum's birthday card at rosiepink
Thank you Teri!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2016 on A Memory in Felt and Stitch at rosiepink
Hello Deborah Just a quick post-script. When you leave your piece of felt overnight, it's a good idea to rinse it through first before leaving it, then re-apply warm soapy water the next day. Depending on what kind of soap you use, you could get a yellowish tinge to your felt if you leave the soap in overnight.
Thank you for your kind feedback Deborah and we're thrilled that you found the pdfs so helpful. In answer to your first question, once fulling is complete all that needs to be done is to rinse, drain and shape the piece. Throwing the felt usually helps with fulling a fine piece of nuno felt such as a scarf. However, fulling any piece of felt can be aided by shocking (i.e. hitting) the felt with a soapy hand or tool. N.B. Don't shock the felt until it passes the pinch test and is well into the fulling otherwise you'll get separation of the layers of the fibres. In answer to your second question, you can leave the felt overnight and come back to it the next day. You can even re-wet a piece of felt that has dried ages ago and re-work it. Rolling is tiring but it keeps the bat-wings away!
Thank you Eileen - I'm happy to hear that you've been inspired to make something for your young ones too.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2016 on A Memory in Felt and Stitch at rosiepink
Awww, thanks Zed!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2016 on A Memory in Felt and Stitch at rosiepink
Thank you Ann.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2016 on A Memory in Felt and Stitch at rosiepink