Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Slicing Felt-Felt Slasher

Ok, I have to admit I am loving the feel of cutting felt. I am using a rotary cutter and having a ball! (I know that this is not the norm, but that's never stopped me before.)

I am however going to stop and say I am sorry about using myself for a model..there is simply no one else around here right now except my beloved husband and he will not put this felt on! My eyes show my fatigue and I am sorry to share those tired eyes with you.

I made vertical cuts first and then let them become the fringe on the wrap. Then I made one horizontal cut so that I could use those "fringe parts" for a tie on the wrap. I found that the horizontal cut was too much, half a cut would have sufficed for the ties. Letting it drape with my arms through the openings serves it better than without.

Off to eat something wonderful and planning on getting to bed early this evening.
Blessings to each of you

Suzanne--the felt slasher!


Hooked On Felt said...

slash, slash, slash, they call me the slasher or is it rap, rap, rap, they call me the rapper!

these were my immediate thoughts when i saw your last blog!!!

kaelynn said...

Love this, Suzanne! Gives me a great idea for a poncho for myself for those cold winter tv evenings. :)

FELT 4U said...

That slashin looks such fun. Must try it sometime. Actually I have a vest that I don't like so I think that I'll tinker around with the scissors and see where it leads me..

Clasheen said...

Interesting and very effective!

Unknown said...

Love it!

Hooked On Felt said...

Thanks dear women! I was a bit afraid to do it, and then to post it was even more difficult. I know it is different than what most do, but being cramped for space does insist that one tries something a bit different. Thanks so much for the feedback. You are the best!

Jasmine said...

Beautiful blog you have here. I came here from CJ Stitching and Blooms.

Jill said...

I think a lot of felters are afarid to cut their felt so it is good to see one who isn't!
Lovely top Suzanne and more power to your rotary cutter if this is what it can achieve...

AnaH said...

Oi Suzanne, achei lindo o teu trabalho. Gostei do metodo diferenciado. Você cortou com tesoura especial? e cortastes o feltro ainda molhado? Bjs

Hooked On Felt said...

AnaH wrote:
Hi Suzanne, I found your beautiful work. I liked the different method. You cut with special scissors? and cut the felt still wet? Bjs

I had to translate so I knew what she wrote.
The answer is: I made the felt first, then cut it with a rotary cutter. I have so many designs going through my head, there just isn't enough of me to get them all done. If you have more questions, please feel free to ask. Oh, I do cut it dry, but I would think it could be done wet as well.