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Felted rahball by Rahball Felted rahball by Rahball
Here are some decent images. :)

I finally got some felting needles! The Fuzzy made the ball, and I added all the body parts.

He's about 8cm tall.
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crokittycats Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Adorable! I applaud your patience. Mine stops just short of attempting felting. >^-^<
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Rahball Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I discovered it's not so good for making anything smaller than that. Or larger, as the patience does indeed run out.

But I *also* discovered that you can use the felting needles to stick that affordable mass-produced acrylic felt together. So if you were going to make a big thing, you could cheat, and do an armature with toy stuffing around it, and then cover it in pre-made acrylic felt. Bwahaha.
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akireru Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
This is really good! Are those whiskers I spy? xD;;
But I always wondered: Are felted plushies durable? I've never seen one in real life, but when people explain how they make them, it always seemed to me like the body parts would be prone to fall off. But that's prolly due to my lack of understanding xD
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Rahball Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, fishing line threaded through for the whiskers.
They seem fairly durable. The body parts are stuck on by stabbing the two surfaces with the barbed needles. This drags fibres from each surface through the other one. If you do it enough times they end up very firmly entangled, and unless you make an effort to separate them, they don't come off of their own accord.
I don't think felted things are meant to be played with by kids, though. If you zoom in on my photos you'll see all the little hairs sticking out all over the place - you can't smooth these down, so they'd catch on things and get pulled out, and eventually the creature would wear away, I think.
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akireru Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Professional General Artist
Oh, I get it =3
Yeah, I never expected them to be kid durable, but the thought of spending hours making something only to have it fall apart after a little handling doesn't appeal to me either xD
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forestcat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
Awww! So cute and fuzzy :D Looks huggable :D
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Rahball Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be if it was bigger, it's quite squooshy. :)
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Cleocatra Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006  Student General Artist
Cute!

Felt around me usually ends up on velcro @_@
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szmoon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
Aww, he looks so happy. ^w^
I've always wanted to try felting. Is it fun?
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Rahball Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, though not very fast.
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