Tag Archives: felting

Wet Felting Project – Felted Cushion Cover

This is a project to felt and sew a hand felted cushion cover.

Felted Pillow Cover
Felted Pillow Cover

Materials used:
Wool roving for making felt
approx 1 yard of cotton fabric
16 inch zipper
19 inch pillow form

Hand made Felt
To make the felt top for this pillow, I made a large piece of felt approx 24 inches square. During the felting process the felt will shrink about 15%-30%.
I don’t like to waste wool, so I use the leftover thrums from carding for making felt. This comes from the fleece that is left on the drum carder and isn’t a good enough quality for hand spinning.
I placed a thin layer of the leftover wool onto the felting mat. I then added a second layer of gray wool roving over the wool thrums, laying the fiber in the opposite direction. I added a third thin layer of gray roving over the previous layer, again in the opposite direction.
I wet the wool with warm water and soap and rolled it up in a felting mat.
For more detailed instructions of how to make a piece of felt please see below. read more

Feltmaking: blfelt

Feltmaking

You can make your own felt easily, in your bath tub.

You will need a flat surface to work on, one where it doesn’t matter if it gets wet. I made the felt in my bath tub.

In summer months, I make felt outdoors, in a kid’s swimming pool. You will need access to hot water. An electric kettle will work fine or a hose attached to your hot water tap. read more

Newsletter Archive: news081012

Date: August 10, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Big O Games
Have you been watching the Olympics?
Some enthusiatic knitters got into a bit of trouble with their knitting.
https://www.allfiberarts.com/2012/big-o-games.htm

Spears Weaving Loom
I found this lovely little child’s loom on Ebay. It’s perfect for weaving small tapestries.
https://www.allfiberarts.com/2012/spears-loom.htm read more

Felted Posey pot

Recently I purchased a feltmaking kit from my favourite local sewing shop – Clothkits. The felting kit was made by Gillian Gladrag.

The felting kit contains all you need to get started with feltmaking – a large bamboo mat, a piece of netting, and an assortment of dyed wool roving.

felt posey pot
I also purchased a kit for making a handfelted purse. read more

Book Store: Feltmaking Books

A hand picked selection of feltmaking pattern books and how-to instructions for the beginner and advanced felter.

Felting Fibres Inspiration
A lovely notebook to record your felting ideas.

Uniquely Felt
UK: Uniquely Felt

Feltmaking (The Art of Crafts)
Clear step-by-step instructions to make a series of projects, from beginner to masterclass and on the way you will learn about sheep and wool, the historical and anthropological background to feltmaking, and its mythology.
UK: Feltmaking read more