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Knitt Felting by Hand in a Bucket

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Chemknits.com did this great video tutorial on how to get your knitted projects felted by hand. In this case she was doing oven mits (and they are pretty!). When doing a knit felting project like this – please make sure your knits are consistant and tight.  You’ll want to have created them bigger than what you expect the finished product to be also.  Sit back and enjoy this Knit Felting in a bucket project!   Knit Felting Supplies & Books Purchasing from www.howtofelt.com’s affiliate store helps support this website’s staff and...

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Needle Felting Tutorials & Videos | Beth Stone

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The very talented Beth Stone of www.bethstonestudio.com put together this fantastic needle felting tutorial. Her 7 videos hit the basic forms of needle felting, including how to shape the wool your working with while you firm up the fibers with the needle you poke with; in this case a felted teddy bear! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did. Beth does a phenomenal job! Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 1 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 2 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 3 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 4 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 5 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear...

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DVD Now Available!

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DVD Now Available!

Learn the art of felting faster and for only $17! Our professionally edited videos are easy to understand, take you step-by-step through the process and are even entertaining!

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Sheep Shearing – How To Make Wool

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Lets explore the journey that wool takes from the sheep to a sweater. There once was a stunning ram named Maximus, who’s fleece was white as snow. Maximus was a Finnsheep and since the warm winds of spring had come, it was time for his annual shearing. First off, Maximus, was herded into a shearing area. He was put up on a table and his hooves were trimmed and cleaned, it was the perfect time to make sure he was healthy. The shearing area was clean and organized to ensure that both the ram and the shearer would be safe and comfortable. Maximus thought the shearer was going to give him a...

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Wet Felting

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Wet Felting Wet felting can be broken down into three basic steps—getting the fibers wet, agitating the fibers, and shaping the completed project. 1. Layer fibers flat, each layer perpendicular to the next and former on a bamboo mat or bubble wrap. 2. Wet the fibers with warm, soapy water, allowing the water to saturate the fibers. 3. After saturating, pat the fibers down by hand to compress layers. Add more fibers if needed. 4. Agitate fibers by using a rod to aid in rolling up the item to be felted and the bamboo mat. 5. Secure the mat and roll until fibers are sufficiently tangled and...

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Knit Felting

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Knit or Knitted Felting Used to make knitted items thicker, more dense, and warmer, knitted felting transforms your knitted items into felted creations! Felting knitted items can be done in two ways: hand fulling and machine fulling. Hand Fulling 1. Put your project in a bowl full of warm, soapy water until your felting craft is soaked through. 2. In order to “full” (felt) the knitted piece, you may either repeat the process of wet felting: 2. Wet the fibers with warm, soapy water, allowing the water to saturate the fibers. 3. After saturating, pat the fibers down by hand to compress...

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Nuno Felting

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Nuno Felting Nuno felting is the art of wet felting over another type of fabric. This technique begins very much like wet felting, except with an extra layer of fabric between the fibers through and around which the fibers will felt. 1. Lay out a layer of fibers on your bamboo mat or bubble wrap, leaving small open spaces for the second layer of fabric to show through. 2. Lay down your fabric atop the layer of fibers carefully. Lay another layer of fibers on top of the fabric. 3. Follow the steps of wet felting to felt your item (2. Wet the fibers with warm, soapy water, allowing the water...

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Needle Felting

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Needle Felting Needle felting is the only felting type that does not require wetting the fibers beforehand. Needle felting simply hooks onto fibers with specially placed barbs and forces them to tangled. There is really only one step to needle felting, which is to poke fibers with a felting needle until it tangles to the desired effect. There are several techniques, however, which warrant explanation. Needle Felting Supplies Purchasing from www.howtofelt.com’s affiliate store helps support this website’s staff and employees Related articles Needle Felted Rabbits Felt a...

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What Is Felting?

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What Is Felting?

The first question you may have in mind is, “What is felting?” After all, there must be some kind of step between a handful of wool and a hat. Exactly how does one learn how to create felt?   Felting is a simple process of separating, tangling, and relocking animal fibers found in items such as yarn or wool. Felting begins through the agitation of the animal fibers; these fibers are lined with tiny scales which interlock and keep the fibers’ shape. In felting, the scales are coaxed into separation through heat—warm water or friction—and then gently tangled using various...

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Felting Tools, Materials and Supplies

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Felting Tools, Materials and Supplies

Felting requires two separate categories of items to complete its process—materials and tools. Materials: Yarn Yarn is an amount of fibers that have been spun together into string. For use with felting, the yarn used must consist of at least thirty percent wool and must not be washable—washable wool has been treated in such a way that prevents the scales on the animal fibers from loosening up and becoming tangled. Yarn is a useful and versatile material, and is used in a wide number of felting projects. Fiber Animal fiber’s most common form is sheep’s wool, though almost any kind of...

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