starting a felting project to make flat felt

posted by Aleta
Tue, Jan 25 2011


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Some people had asked me to post some pictures about felting.  This is a picture of the initial start to making flat felt, using wool roving and washaway stabilizer.  You take the wool roving and spread it all over the stabilizer, felt it, add more, felt it, keep doing that until you have a flat piece of felt to your liking,  Then you rinse out the stabilizer and let the felt dry.  You can use it for projects, as background, or cut it, embellish it, etc.

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Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: starting a felting project to make flat felt
on Tue, Jan 25 2011 1:25 PM

Oh - I always thought you just took a piece of wool fabric and washed and dried it to "felt" it.  This sounds like work. :o)  

gini wrote re: starting a felting project to make flat felt
on Tue, Jan 25 2011 6:59 PM

marge, they are both felting, but are two different things.  you felt already woven wool fabric, to use in quilts and other projects.  what aleta is doing is using the wool to make pictures.  it is also felting.

 well they aren't two different things, they are both felting, the matting of wool. it's just that you have two processes and outcomes   gini

gini wrote re: starting a felting project to make flat felt
on Tue, Jan 25 2011 7:00 PM

well,  that was as clear as mud, help me out here aleta.  

Leslie wrote re: starting a felting project to make flat felt
on Tue, Jan 25 2011 7:15 PM

Very cool

Aleta wrote re: starting a felting project to make flat felt
on Wed, Jan 26 2011 11:24 AM

Marge - I think you did fine!  It really confused me when I started to do felting because I saw that term flying around everywhere and wasn't sure WHAT I was doing!   I also made a felted purse that I first knitted then threw it into the washing machine to "felt" it (maybe I'll post a picture of that sometime).  Anyway, Marge - I guess it IS a bit of work, but I like making the flat felt because it is something I can sit and do to relax me (doesn't take a whole lot of thought  :) and then use the felt for different things.  Plus I can blend colors to make a multi-colored piece (something you can't find when buying commercial felt).   When I want to get real creative, then I make the landscapes with fabric and yarn that I "felt" onto a background piece.

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