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Learning how to needle felt so this is my 1st attempt to make an animal face and of course I pick to make a sphynxie. Husband said it looks like a scary alien lol
 

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Oh cool! I have looked at this in our yarn and craft stores but nevwr got up the nerve to try it. Do you like it? It is like sculpture isn't it?
 

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Oh cool! I have looked at this in our yarn and craft stores but nevwr got up the nerve to try it. Do you like it? It is like sculpture isn't it?

I love it. There's two ways to work with felt I've tried: needle felting and wet felting. Both techniques are fun and very different. Needle felting is like sculpting so I would try something simple and not 3d...like flat leaf or flower. And if you do ever want to try make sure to get special protectors for your fingers to not poke yourself because it hurts real bad :arghh:
Look up tutorials on youtube and stuff on pinterest. ..There's a ton of info out there;)
 

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This is neat! I'd say you got it :) a very good representation of our nakids!!!

I agree with your husband though.... But only because our kitties do look like weird aliens ;)
 

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Learning how to needle felt so this is my 1st attempt to make an animal face and of course I pick to make a sphynxie. Husband said it looks like a scary alien lol

Oh how nice. How do you make the ears? I'm impressed.
 

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I bought all the stuff to make the Sphynx a felted pod cat bed and never did it.
 

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I bought all the stuff to make the Sphynx a felted pod cat bed and never did it.
Aww that was why I wanted to try felting in the first place. I made a small one 1st to see if I was doing it right to not waste wool, but when tried to make a big size it turned out to be too thin. Here are my attempts.
P.s. I think needle and wet felting is very meditative. ...same motion over and over and over lol kinda relaxes me after a day with a toddler who hit the terrible twos
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Aww that was why I wanted to try felting in the first place. I made a small one 1st to see if I was doing it right to not waste wool, but when tried to make a big size it turned out to be too thin. Here are my attempts.
P.s. I think needle and wet felting is very meditative. ...same motion over and over and over lol kinda relaxes me after a day with a toddler who hit the terrible twos
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Yes, that is exactly what I bought the wool and supplies to make. I bought wool from Etsy and had to wash it because it smelled like a farm (eeewww). LOL You have inspired me to try to make a pod. I have everything to make it not like I have an excuse. I will work on it and post pictures of my attempts.

PS where did you get the wool from??
 

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Yes, that is exactly what I bought the wool and supplies to make. I bought wool from Etsy and had to wash it because it smelled like a farm (eeewww). LOL You have inspired me to try to make a pod. I have everything to make it not like I have an excuse. I will work on it and post pictures of my attempts.

PS where did you get the wool from??

Can't wait to see your results.
I LOVE Etsy. I bought my wool from Michaels...it's not very good quality but I just had to get it fast so I could get right to it and start making stuff lol. Im planning to order lots online so I can try and make a good cat/dog pod(I'd let our chihuahua sleep in it if he'd like it since we don't have sphynx yet) that will actually keep its shape haha
I have a great link to step by step tutorial how to make a small pod. I used those directions to make a big but in just didn't have enough wool to lay more layers. Let me know if you want the link.
 

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Can't wait to see your results.
I LOVE Etsy. I bought my wool from Michaels...it's not very good quality but I just had to get it fast so I could get right to it and start making stuff lol. Im planning to order lots online so I can try and make a good cat/dog pod(I'd let our chihuahua sleep in it if he'd like it since we don't have sphynx yet) that will actually keep its shape haha
I have a great link to step by step tutorial how to make a small pod. I used those directions to make a big but in just didn't have enough wool to lay more layers. Let me know if you want the link.


Ok, Our Michaels dose not carry wool so this is why I went to Etsy. I have watched a lot of U-Tube videos on how to make felted pods but I have been a bit intimidated. I going to try this felting pod thing next week!!
 

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Can't wait to see your results.
I LOVE Etsy. I bought my wool from Michaels...it's not very good quality but I just had to get it fast so I could get right to it and start making stuff lol. Im planning to order lots online so I can try and make a good cat/dog pod(I'd let our chihuahua sleep in it if he'd like it since we don't have sphynx yet) that will actually keep its shape haha
I have a great link to step by step tutorial how to make a small pod. I used those directions to make a big but in just didn't have enough wool to lay more layers. Let me know if you want the link.
I would like the link! :)
 

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I love the sphynx and the pod too...could you just lay more wool on it to thicken it?
 

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I love the sphynx and the pod too...could you just lay more wool on it to thicken it?
Yep. That's exactly what I was suppose to do haha but didn't have enough. For the small one it requires 4 layers from both sides but for big one I would do 6 if not more. There's a tutorial for sale on etsy from a person who originally came up with the idea but im not paying 20 bucks for it. Ill figure it out myself because im cheap like that lol
 
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