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.
You can make your own handmade 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 … Continue reading “Feltmaking”
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