Saturday, October 17, 2009

Felting Fish

Christy & I took a felting class this summer.    The project was to work on a fish.   It was great fun - we started with a piece of batting in the basic form of a fish, added batting for stuffing, then used roving wool and shingled it across the form of our fish.   Then we needle felted it, added spots, and began the wet felting process.   Here you put your needle felted fish shape into a bag of warm soap water and just keep manipulating the fish to get the warm soapy water into it.   Occasionally we had to microwave the fish to get it warm again.  When we felt it was done, we dumped out the water and laid the fish in the sun to dry.   This is my fish and a couple of the beading details I added later to give it finesse.

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