Needle Felting

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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Needle Felting

Posted by in General Information, Needle Felting

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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