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”
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”
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”
A great way to use up some of your handspun stash is to knit flowers and felt them. Here is an example of a waterlily that I knitted. The pattern came from a book I purchased from Amazon – Knitted Flowers, 20 to make. The pattern calls for double knitting weight yarn. I substituted this … Continue reading “Felting Project – Waterlily”
Instructions for how to make a felt necklace – with a bit of crochet and wool roving.
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. I also purchased a kit … Continue reading “Felted Posey Pot”
Instructions for making quail size Easter eggs using a wet felting method.