Posts Tagged "wool"

Wool Felt Slippers

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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 Needle Felt Eyeballs

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So today is Halloween, a time to get out your masks, march around the streets and yell those infamous words “TRICK OR TREAT!!!” So much fun! As an extra spooky felting project we thought we would show you one of Etsy’s tutorials on needle felting EYEBALLS!!! Now, we have covered needle felting before on our site (links below), so the basic premise is the same. Gather your wool or fiber. In this case you will want some white roving as the base, black wool roving as the center of the eye and your choice of color for the iris of the eye. We also suggest having skinny strips of...

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Needle Felted Rabbits

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Oh my gosh, these things are so cute!  Sweetorials on YouTube put this together.  This fun project takes the principles of needle felting a typical ball, then adding some of the cute bunny features.  Something to think about, have fun with projects like these.  How big are the eyes, are they winking at you?  Could you do something fun and exciting like smiley faces, bunny teeth?  Maybe chewing a carrot?  Regardless, needle felting a rabbit is a great way to spend an hour or so. Needle Felted Rabbits Needle Felting Supplies Related articles How to Make a Needle-Felted Mushroom How...

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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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Understanding Wool Fibers

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As with anything in life, wool can get complicated. Wool fibers come in many different types and can vary depending on breed, age and health of the animal. Wool quality can even be affected if the animal was raised with a hair breed. Hair breed, not hair brained… When looking for raw wool, it is important to understand some of the details. Details like staple length, diameter, hand, crimp, luster and color. These things affect the price and use of the wool. Staple length: A Staple, in this case refers to the cluster of fibers that grow together to form the fleece, not the U-shaped...

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