Knitted Felting

Felting with Cat Hair

Posted by in Book Review, Felting How To's, Knitted Felting, Needle Felting

Okay, as crazy as it sounds, this is actually a really cool concept.  Perfect for introducing kids to the art of felting “Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat” is a wonderful book to get them started. Written by Kaori Tsutaya and translated to english by Amy Hirschman; it covers a wide and fun variety of projects that you can finish in no time flat. A close friend of mine got this book for their daughter this past Christmas and I have never heard of a kid taking to something so fast. They would create little felted animals while listening to music. ...

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Knitt Felting by Hand in a Bucket

Posted by in Felting How To's, Felting Wool, General Information, Knit Felting, Knitted Felting

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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Wool Roving

Posted by in Felting Wool, Knit Felting, Knitted Felting, Needle Felting, Nuno Felting, Wet Felting

A Roving Minstrel The first image that comes to my mind for roving is not a loosely clumped wad of raw wool, silk, cotton or other textile fibers. I think of a silk-clad minstrel meandering an archaic countryside spinning heroic tales with his lute. However, that whimsical analogy is not that far off… sort of. Wool Roving is often the base for many felting projects. Wool roving is the removal of foreign debris, the aligning of fibers, and twisting in preparation for conversion of raw fibers into yarn or thread. Raw textile fibers are like little chaotic wires, strewn about without...

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Knit Felting

Posted by in General Information, Knit Felting, Knitted Felting

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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