Posts Tagged "Fabric"

Sheep Shearing – How To Make Wool

Posted by in Felting Wool, General Information

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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Nuno Felting

Posted by in General Information, Nuno Felting

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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Felting Tools, Materials and Supplies

Posted by in Felting How To's, Felting Tools, General Information

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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