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Old 03-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how to put an image on a felted soap?

I want to have a template on top of the felted soap so I can follow the lines to felt a design.

Also any tips on felting would really be appreciated.

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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Try searching the forum, we've discussed this recently.


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Old 03-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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Thank you, sweet.
I have searched the Forums, but there is only one question about felting a pattern on top of the soap & there were no responses.

I need to know if a pattern is used & how it is transferred to the felting on the soap & if all this is done after the soap is felted.
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I watched several youTube videos recently about felting soap. From what I gathered, there are a couple of ways to go about creating designs. One person said she likes to stitch a design on the felted soap after felting is done, because she wanted the designs to be very crisp and clear. Her work looked a lot like crewel embroidery. She said if the design is created before felting, the design is more, um, fuzzy, and the other videos I watched did produce soft "fuzzy" designs. I didn't see anyone using a pattern really -- it looked to me like the designs were all fairly free form and were being stitched without any guide markings on the felt. Maybe someone does use a pattern, but these folks were not. I hope this helps. --DeeAnna
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Thank you DeeAnna

How would I transfer a pattern onto the felted soap?Any ideas?
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:28 AM   #6
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Mine are pretty crude, but I use a mini cookie cutter for the outline for my critters, then add eyes and a woollie fleece back, and if I'm really ambitious, feetsies, ears or other extras. Would love to hear more about advanced techniques too!
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Thank you, paillo

Is there something that can be used to draw on the felted soap?
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Here is a tutorial that puts a design
http://rhythmofthehome.com/2010/07/f...soap-tutorial/

If you wanted to trace a design would a fabric pencil or marker work???
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I can't speak from experience with felted soap -- think it's interesting but I haven't tried it. But based on my general sewing experience, I might try a tailors' chalk pencil. It looks just like a colored pencil, and you sharpen it just like a regular pencil, but it is formulated to wash out of fabrics. It can be found at fabric/craft stores. Tailors' chalk usually comes in several colors -- I remember pink, blue, and white. Choose the color that contrasts with your felt color.
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