WOW! We think Kate nailed this…don’t you?
– Kate Frego, Canada
In a brief “pre-show” video, Marie showed how to set up your wet felting station, and how to lay out the “base” layer with two thin layers of Merino Top.
For the felt-a-long, we demonstrated felting with the canes and beads made during earlier episodes, we worked with pre-felts, silk fabrics, sari silk waste, and resist materials for interesting effects.
Making small test pieces like this is a great way to learn and explore!
You can watch last week’s full episode
in our facebook group:
June 13 – no broadcast
June 20 – Show-n-tells + Q&A
*if you are interested in more felting demos, for both needle felting and wet felting, be sure to join us June 20th at 2pm Central!!
Ruth posted this wonderful hat adorned with the flowers she felted during our live felt-a-long last Wednesday. Aren’t they fabulous?!
– Ruth Dykstra, Illinois
Last Wednesday we had a lot of fun wet felting flowers during our fb LIVE broadcast! Already a few of our friends are sharing the flowers they felted along with us!
Even more are showing up as people watch the replay. You can too, right here on youtube.
Felting Simple Cards & Pictures with MC-1 Batting
Catch it live on Living Felt Friends
This wonderful photo album is an heirloom piece celebrating many generations. See below for more detail on the making of this piece.
“Tried something new as a gift for my daughter’s wedding. Felted old stuff from Moms, Grandmas and Great-Grandmas for a photo album.
I took this picture so Amelia can identify the different things and, who’s they were, in the cover.
Lay out of pieces over three thin layers of roving. I added bits of wool between them… just like Marie has taught in her Nuno felting video.”
This is how it looked once wet felted
Anna top stitched and included the initial of each person from whom the piece came from in the design, and added embellishments from the jewelry and notions.
– Anna Repke, Illinois
A perfect hat for a darling little Pixie! You can get your own Wet Felting Hats Tutorial here.
“So, this is my very first felting project. A wet felted hat for my little girl. Not bad for my first try!”
– Kristy Leblanc, Ontario
What a delightful little fairy, and so well done!
What can say spring better than a fairy? I had a fairy calendar of Cicley Mary Barker’s fairies and just had to give it a go!! I wet felted the base tapestry with just a few wisps of color, then needle felted all the details. Phew!
– Anna Repke, Illinois
Some of our friends have been requesting we carry these for a while…and here they are! These very fine Merino batts are approximately 19 microns and wet felt very quickly to a tight finish. *available in 4oz increments
We find them especially suitable for beads, jewelry, sculptural elements, vessels and even hats. If they are to be used on items that will be handled a great deal, we suggest it be something you can hard felt, otherwise softly felted items from these short fibers would have a higher tendency to pill.