Posts Tagged "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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Needle Felting With Cookie Cutters

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

The world of felting is so expansive, so imaginative and so much fun, it’s hard to think why anyone wouldn’t want to try it! Did you know that with a little fiber, a cookie cutter and some time – you can create great pieces of wool fabric with ease! The directions are simple: Plan ahead: It’s a good idea to trace your cookie cutter on a piece of paper, have some crayons or colored pencils ready and start designing your trace. Felting: Next, gather your roving in all the colors you will need. Place your cookie cutter on your felting matte, sponge or brush and add your...

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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 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’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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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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