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I have made the felt in a non traditional way (not with felting needles), I used a variegated thread and sewn in free motion over the natural alpaca fibers. It is used as an applique embellishment on a silk blouse.

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I found the fibers at a World Market store, not in a crafts shop. They are naturally dyed, 100% Alpaca fibers, very soft to the touch.

The silk organza is from fashion fabrics club. It is sheer and crinkles when washed. The color is a light olive green.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 08.35 PMby marimadi

    These flowers are absolutely beautiful!

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    Jul 29, 2010, 09.23 AMby helenrc

    This looks absolutely fabulous! I love the choice of fabrics

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    Aug 9, 2009, 11.52 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    This looks fantastic!

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    Feb 3, 2009, 05.52 AMby mirela

    Thanks everyone! It’s my first free motion embroidery and felting project, so if any of you tries it out, I’d like to hear your thoughts and observations.

    Ghainskom: It washed nicely by hand, the fabric is too thin to even think about the machine and I line dry it…dries very fast. The felt is supposed to mash together even more with every wash. It does hide just a little the embroidery stitches, makes the fibers blend in more with the fabric.

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    Feb 3, 2009, 01.08 AMby ichigogirl

    Wow, very nice, good How-to!

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    Feb 2, 2009, 11.47 AMby ghainskom

    This is so cool! How does it wash?

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    Feb 1, 2009, 09.12 PMby arete999

    Thank you for great how-to!I have an idea how I will use it!

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