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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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Wool Felt Slippers

Posted by in Felting How To's, Felting Wool, Wet Felting

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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How to Felt Soap | Video

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

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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How to Felt Wool

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How to Felt Wool

There are four basic types of felting: wet felting, needle felting, nuna felting, and knit felting. Though there are others, these are the ones you will come across most in your quest to learn how to felt. Here on Howtofelt.com we provide videos depicting these types of felting methods, making it easy for you to see and, consequently, do.Wet felting is characterized by method in which felt is created. The word “wet” refers to the fact that in wet felting, fibers are put in warm water in order to start the felting process. Needle felting agitates the fibers with barbed felting needles in...

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