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Thread: I just finsished this Candle Mat for Christmas.

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    I love to work with felted wool. I just finished this cute candle mat, for a Christmas gift, for some dear friends. I hope they like it.

    Happy Holidays,
    Cheryl

    Felted wool candle mat.
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    Cheryl that is so cute. You have my addy if they don't like it....

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    That is beautiful. My secret santa gave me some too and I love them.

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    Very pretty great job :D

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    WELL I LOVE IT!!!! send it to MEEEEE

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    That is wayyy tooo pretty to cover with a candle. How is that done? Is it felted or is that wool applique? Its really pretty..I'd like to try my hand at one sometime.

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    Very pretty and a good idea too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    It is lovely! You do excellent work. I have never tried felt work. Is it difficult?
    Loretta,
    Thank you for the cmopliment. No, it isn't difficult at all. If you can make quilt blocks, you can make these. It is a lot like applique. I think it is more time comsuming than quilting, but I love to do it for a change.

    Happy Holidays,
    Cheryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    That is wayyy tooo pretty to cover with a candle. How is that done? Is it felted or is that wool applique? Its really pretty..I'd like to try my hand at one sometime.
    Sandpat,

    I have to agree with you about covering it with a candle. I just like to look at it, instead. I use felted wool that you can buy at the fabric store. It is a lot of cutting & embroidery work, to put it together. But, it is so fun.

    Thanks for looking,
    Cheryl

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    That is cute.

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    That's really pretty and if they don't like it...PICK ME, PICK ME!!!

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    Very nice .

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    Very cute!

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    Sula, I'm thinking I might go to the thrift store and find some wool items and just wash them.. That producces felt doesn't it? Or at least a wool that can be appliqued without worrying about the edges. It looks like a really good "in front of the tv at night" project. Oh...and yours would be a great Valentines Day gift too!

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    That is adoreable. I'm sure they'll love it :D

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    Thats really beautiful Cheryl, I like that alot :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Sula, I'm thinking I might go to the thrift store and find some wool items and just wash them.. That producces felt doesn't it? Or at least a wool that can be appliqued without worrying about the edges. It looks like a really good "in front of the tv at night" project. Oh...and yours would be a great Valentines Day gift too!
    Sandpat,

    I have been told that washing the wool fabric does produce the felted type of wool. The thrift store is an excellant idea. Good luck with your shopping.

    Happy Holidays,
    Cheryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Sula, I'm thinking I might go to the thrift store and find some wool items and just wash them.. That producces felt doesn't it? Or at least a wool that can be appliqued without worrying about the edges. It looks like a really good "in front of the tv at night" project. Oh...and yours would be a great Valentines Day gift too!
    Sandpat,

    I have been told that washing the wool fabric does produce the felted type of wool. The thrift store is an excellant idea. Good luck with your shopping.

    Happy Holidays,
    Cheryl
    I have a friend who does a lot of wool work and she buys most of her wool at the Thrift Store. Just be sure to get good 100% wool. Pieces like skirts have the largest pieces of useable fabric to them. When you bring it home, cut the lining out and wash in HOT water and dry in the dryer. Then you can take the seams apart and have large pieces of wool. It will be felted and yummy for all your stitching projects. She shared a lot of her wool with me---I am a lucky girl. :D

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    Your candle mat is beautiful--I was also thinking it would be pretty at Valentine's too.

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    Really cute..

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    Thanks Marcia. I was pretty sure the washing would work...I only know because when I was about 8 or 10...I spent months knitting one of those REALLY REALLY long stocking caps with the pom pom ball on the end (remember those?). I was soooo proud of it and wore it everywhere..well, finally it was pretty dirty, so my Mom helped me out and washed it......my Barbie doll wore it after that :cry:

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    Very cute!!

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    Your candle mat is oh so adorable if they don't like it just holler at me :roll:

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