Over the past several months I have turned my attention from my loom and spinning wheel to the world of feltmaking. Needle felting, wet felting, making decorations, felting hats, bags and other smaller items. In April I had the opportunity to book a place in our local art gallery for a 2 week spot in … Continue reading “Felt Art: Painting with Wool”
The old fashioned wash board is quickly becoming my most used felting tool. I use it for the final fulling process when wet felting. What it does is it straightens out the top layer of wool and smooths it out creating a harder surface of felted wool. When wool hasn’t been felted enough it starts … Continue reading “Wet Felting with a Washboard”
Wet felting with wool is so versatile. With a bit of wool, a length of bubble wrap, a spray bottle, some soap and water, you can make just about anything you can imagine. You can make boot liners, slippers, hats, pillows or a piece of artwork you can hang on your wall.
I got a hat block for Christmas – Lucky Me 🙂 This one is a cloche style of hat block made of styrofoam from Gillian Gladrag . These hat blocks come in 4 sizes: Metric Inches US UK Punti 55/56 21 5/8 6 7/8 6 3/4 4 57/58 22 1/2 7 1/8 7 5 59/60 … Continue reading “Feltmaking – Wet Felted Hats”
A beginner tutoril an how to make a needle felted snowman. You will learn how to form a ball using needle felting, how to make indents and shapes and how to join 2 needle felted pieces together.
Links to free patterns for how to make hand felted slippers and booties.
My cat loves wool and crawling into small places to nap. I have many bags of wool so I thought I should make her a own special place to hide from dog and curl up.
This is a project to felt and sew a hand felted cushion 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. … Continue reading “Wet Felting Project – Felted Cushion Cover”