A common question that felters have is how much does wool shrink when felting. It can depend on a lot of factors such as the type and fineness of the wool, what direction you have laid the fibres, what direction you roll the wool while felting, what temperature of water you used, etc. The best … Continue reading “How Much Does Wool Shrink”
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”
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.
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.