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Old 02-27-2011, 08:49
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Default Is this a die cut or freehand??

With the risk of being included in the "boutique scab" club I'm going to ask anyway.....

This is so beautiful.. How do you think it's done? Die cut or freehand? I love it and would love to make my dd some of these.

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:53
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http://www.etsy.com/listing/67686009...ref=v1_other_2

or this one.. same person.. Love these flowers!!
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Default Re: Is this a die cut or freehand??

The fact that it says "felted" and not just "felt" makes me think they are crochet/knit and then put through the felting process.

Very pretty, but I am almost positive it is crochet or knit and then felted.

Here is what something looks like once it has been knit and then put through the felting process

http://www.etsy.com/listing/22385208...facet=handmade

** just noticed it says it is made with austrailian merino wool. I believe that is a yarn, not a felt

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Default Re: Is this a die cut or freehand??

Not sure.... but nice. what the boutique scab club?
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Default Re: Is this a die cut or freehand??

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Not sure.... but nice. what the boutique scab club?
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:33
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Just a secret society of girls looking to steal ideas and copy others creations.

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Default Re: Is this a die cut or freehand??

So something is crochet before it's turned to felt?? I'm lost.. Basically what you're telling me is I can make these w/ felt.. so it's not a die cut.. hum... I really want to make something close.. guess I'll have to to figure it out.
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Default Re: Is this a die cut or freehand??

You crochet or knit the item (in this case the flower) using wool yarn. Then there is a process of washing you do to "felt" it. The item is made, probably double or more the size and during the felting process it shrinks down.

I crochet, but have never gotten into felting, so I dont know much more than that, you would have to google it

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Old 02-27-2011, 09:42
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Default Re: Is this a die cut or freehand??

Yes, just like Krista said. You knit or crochet an item bigger than you want the finished item to be. Then you put it in the washer (I add it toa load of denim) so that the wool can change into the felt type material. Sometimes you have to wash it more than once and it has to be done with 100% wool. Hope that helped a little.Suzie
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Default Re: Is this a die cut or freehand??

couldnt you use the felted wool sheets you can buy?
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