Saturday, 19 November 2011

Felt making

For the last few weeks, I have embarked on a felt making course at my local education centre.  Ever wondered how to make felt? Here goes...
Using merino tops wool, pull small tufts and layer them onto a piece of bubblewrap - horizontally, then vertically, then horizontally again. 


Place a piece of net on top.  Wet slightly and rub on household soap.  Move hands gently in a circular motion.  After a few minutes, the wool will begin to felt. You may need to continue, or turn the wool over.  Rinse the felt.  Then dip into hot then cold water.



Roll in a sushi mat for 1 minute, then rotate 90 degrees and repeat - the felt will shrink. Rinse again, repeat as necessary until happy with size.




 a few wonky attempts with:


felt balls and a bracelet


a flower and a leaf


a purse



an owl, which was going to be a bag...



but will now become a cushion


with a patchwork back


and a bag



with a rose

1 comment:

  1. They are fab! Love the owl!

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