Felt Art: Painting with Wool

Kandinsky

Over the past several months I have turned my attention from my loom and spinning wheel to the world of feltmaking. Needle felting, wet felting, making decorations, felting hats, bags and other smaller items. In April I had the opportunity to book a place in our local art gallery for a 2 week spot in… Continue reading Felt Art: Painting with Wool

Wet Felting with a Washboard

The old fashioned wash board is quickly becoming my most used felting tool. I use it for the final fulling process when wet felting. What it does is it straightens out the top layer of wool and smooths it out creating a harder surface of felted wool. When wool hasn’t been felted enough it starts… Continue reading Wet Felting with a Washboard

Wet Felted Pictures

Felt Boat

Wet felting with wool is so versatile. With a bit of wool, a length of bubble wrap, a spray bottle, some soap and water, you can make just about anything you can imagine. You can make boot liners, slippers, hats, pillows or a piece of artwork you can hang on your wall.

Feltmaking – Wet Felted Hats

Blue Felt Hat

I got a hat block for Christmas – Lucky Me This one is a cloche style of hat block made of styrofoam from Gillian Gladrag . These hat blocks come in 4 sizes: Metric Inches US UK Punti 55/56 21 5/8 6 7/8 6 3/4 4 57/58 22 1/2 7 1/8 7 5 59/60… Continue reading Feltmaking – Wet Felted Hats