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The Birth Of Hoppip by TheHarley The Birth Of Hoppip by TheHarley
Have you been one of those people puzzling over how needlefelting actually happens? Sure you can see the finished product by browsing through my deviations, but how do I even get there? Is it some magical path? Perhaps a trick?

Look no further!

I've made a deviation specifically to appease your curiosity.

You're welcome.




See picture of finished product here.
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RaspberryFanta Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I've always wondered what happens if these guys get wet, what happens to the wool?
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TheHarley Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If they're just a little wet, nothing. The wool will dry :). If they're soaked it will just take much longer to dry.
If there's like a lot of pressure behind the water, (perhaps getting sprayed with a pressure washer o.O) it might rip the fibers.

There's actually a method of felting called "wet felting" which has the same idea behind it as needlefelting. Instead of using a barbed needle to get the fibers to tangle together, you would use water and some type of soap/detergent and tangle the fibers by hand. It's a bit hard to explain, but I'm sure if you google "wet felting" you can find pictures and definitely videos on youtube. I've tried it once, but it's more for flat types of things or to cover something (like a rock). I didn't like the "waiting for it to dry" part. lol.
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RaspberryFanta Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very interesting, thank you for answering! :)
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TheHarley Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome ^-^
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Kill-me-sensless Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...how did you do that?!?! (O0O)!!! What is that thingy made of!?!?! holly tulips Batman! That is way cool! I MUST HAVE ONE!!!
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TheHarley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:XD: Thank you!
Wool roving can be quite amazing :3
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Kill-me-sensless Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ooohhh wool? Cool!
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TheHarley Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mhm... like this stuff here [link] :) This site is one of my favorites for felting supplies ^-^
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Kill-me-sensless Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool. I should show my mom this. She likes making random felt things too
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Photographer
So how sturdy is she if she's just made out of wool? owo
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