Wet Felting

Wool Felt Slippers

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Wool Felt Slippers

I woke up this morning and it was FREEZING! I went to grab my slippers from the winter bin that we pulled out of storage the other day and realized that as much as I love felting – I don’t own a pair of felted slippers!!! So, this weeks project is one that I think will bring warmth to you (literally) in a cozy way. Felted slippers takes the basic principals of wet felting, then using forms or molds creates a wearable piece of art. Remember – after you wet felt your project to your specifications, it’s easy to add personal touches, embellishments and character with a...

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Felt Beads

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Felt Beads

So this whole “wool” thing is pretty amazing.  From making something you can wear like hats and clothing, you can also make your own felt jewelry in the form of beads.  This process is a form of wet felting, using warm water to help mold the fibers into each other.  You can do something as simple as felting balls in any size – smaller ones for beads.  We highly suggest that you have fun with it too by mixing fiber colors into your designs.  Start with your base color(s) and when you have the ball/bead to almost the size you want, lightly wrap your ball with fine strips...

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How to Felt Soap | Video

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We get a lot of email asking us how to felt soap. Julia at www.candlesect.com does a great demonstration in this how to felt soap tutorial. Make sure to visit her Etsy store too! The overall process isn’t too difficult, and it would be a great project to do with little ones if you are looking for some fun! Wet Felting Supplies Purchasing from www.howtofelt.com’s affiliate store helps support this website’s staff and...

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Wool Roving

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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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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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