How Much Does Wool Shrink

A common question that felters have is how much does wool shrink when felting. It can depend on a lot of factors such as the type and fineness of the wool, what direction you have laid the fibres, what direction you roll the wool while felting, what temperature of water you used, etc. The best… Continue reading How Much Does Wool Shrink

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