[caption id="attachment_1006" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Shelly spinning on a Majacraft"][/caption]
Can I give it a try?
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Now, I'll admit it, if you do something and make it look all awesome and easy...I'm there. I fully blame Spinsanity, not Shelly, for my desire to spin. Spinny was drop spindling this blue fluff with sparkley stuff in it, and I finally said "OOOH! I want to spin Dumbledore's beard too!! (But I WANT Shelly's majacraft.)
So when I saw this much fun going on, I wanted to be part of that action.
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[caption id="attachment_3897" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Pre Felted, Felted Hat"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3895" align="alignright" width="112" caption="Still Pre Felted, Felted hat"][/caption]
It's all fun with fluff. How difficult can it be?
Sadly, much like spinning, there are some techniques involved. Like, the fluff needs to go to the bottom of the form. You know, because it shrinks. Yeah, skipped that.
Then, during the felting, the use of bubble wrap is somehow involved. I've spent much of my adult life avoiding bubble wrap. No, I don't enjoy popping it, and it's bad for the environment! So, I improvised.
Turns out, improvising in hat making is not the same as improvising in baking. Adding rum does not make it better.
I made an elf hat.
So friends, please don't do anything else fun in front of me. I'm all up for excitement and new things, I'm just not very good at them!
Sure, technically I wrote this Thursday, but it's the most Fibery Fiber Arts Blog I've done on a Fiber Arts Friday.
So, if you'd like to read about other Fiber Artists...go to our Fiber Arts Friday Host's blog-Wonder Why Alpaca Farm. Read more adventures, and link your adventures in Fiber!!