Posts Tagged "How to felt"

Nuno Scarf Video Tutorial

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Laura McWhorter (laurafelts) does an amazing job walking one through this Nuno scarf video tutorial. Her explanations and directions are right on! Laura is the creator of www.foundationsinfelt.com and has her own store on Etsy that you should visit ( and buy something from 😛 ). For more information about nuno felting, you can visit our page here. For Nuno felting supplies, please see the bottom of the post. Nuno Scarf Video Tutorial 1 style=”display:inline-block;width:468px;height:60px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-6746671493853718″ ...

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Needle Felting Tutorials & Videos | Beth Stone

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The very talented Beth Stone of www.bethstonestudio.com put together this fantastic needle felting tutorial. Her 7 videos hit the basic forms of needle felting, including how to shape the wool your working with while you firm up the fibers with the needle you poke with; in this case a felted teddy bear! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did. Beth does a phenomenal job! Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 1 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 2 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 3 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 4 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 5 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear...

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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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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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