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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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