Wooly Wednesday Felt-A-Long

Wooly Wednesday
@ 2pm Central Time

Last week:

We had a felt-a-long!

Setting up your wet felting station featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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.

Felting with canes and beads featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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.

Felting test pieces featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

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:

Preshow set up videoPreshow set up video

Wooly Wednesday 06-06-2018

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!!

Catch it live on Living Felt Friends

Watch Our Wet Felting Flowers Tutorial

Wet Felted Flowers on a Hat by Ruth Dykstra featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Ruth Wins a Felting Goody Box!!!

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

Wet Felted Flowers Tutorial for Wooly Wednesday featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Wet Felting Flowers!
felt a long with us!

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.

Next Wooly Wednesday:
May 2 @ 2pm Central Time

Felting Simple Cards & Pictures with MC-1 Batting

  • blend colors for lovely transitions
  • needle felt or wet felt
  • add embellishments & details

Catch it live on Living Felt Friends

Wooly Wednesday Dyeing Fun

Wooly Wednesday
Next Broadcast:
March 21 @ 2pm CST

Join us for a fun, interactive gathering of friends!

Last week we celebrated our 14th B-Day LIVE with friends, dyeing fibers!

Catch the Broadcast Live or watch it later
in our fb group: LIVING FELT FRIENDS

This Year’s Group Theme:
EXPLORE – EXPAND – STRETCH

Scenes from our last broadcast:

Wooly Wednesday Felting Broadcast featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Living Felt turned 14 on March 14th this year! Many thanks to our friends for felting with us and keeping our community warm, friendly and growing!

Wooly Wednesday Felting Broadcast featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Marie discussed “why dye” and shared a few things from her own stash that she has hand dyed. These locks were dyed with Jacquard acid dye in a kettle, the color is Lilac.

Wooly Wednesday Dyeing Workspace featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We looked at basic set up and safety of your work space, person and tools. We discussed heating methods such as solar dyeing, a stove top pot, electric kettle and microwave. We forgot to mention the importance of a thermometer…get one in the food gadgets aisle of your local grocery. We also discussed a few ways to apply dye, and how to prepare your fabric or fiber.

Wooly Wednesday Dyeing Silk Fabric featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We applied dye to silk fabrics for microwaving with squeeze bottles and pipettes. Anne used natural food coloring which will produce a mild color and may not be very color fast, but fun and safe for kiddos.

Marie used Jacquard Acid dyes in Sapphire, Navy and Black on Margilan Silk yardage. The “acid” is just food grade white vinegar.

Wooly Wednesday Sprinkle Dyed Locks featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Next we “sprinkle dyed” locks with the acid dyes. You can do this for low immersion dyeing as we do in our kettle, or for the microwave, or even solar dyeing.

Dyed Silk featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This is the silk we dyed during the broadcast. Notice how the colors go from Sapphire to Navy to Black…it was so easy!

Dyed Silk featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Marie decided to wear it and keep it for her stash.

See the full broadcast in our group LIVING FELT FRIENDS under VIDEOS.

This one is not on Youtube yet, but we will get it up soon….then it will be under WOOLY WEDNESDAY PLAYLIST.

Scenes from Wooly Wednesday!

Scenes from Wooly Wednesday with Joyce Hazlerig of Gypsy Harte featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Join us for a fun, interactive gathering of friends!

Catch the Broadcast Live or watch it later in our fb group: LIVING FELT FRIENDS

Last week we had a special guest: Joyce Hazlerig of Gypsy Harte!

Scenes from Last week:

Felted Dragon by Joyce Hazlerig of Gypsy Harte featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Joyce shared many wonderful details about her amazing felted dragon.

Felted Dragon by Joyce Hazlerig of Gypsy Harte featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

She even explained how she made the wings and showed a smaller version of the armature.

Felted Dragon by Joyce Hazlerig of Gypsy Harte featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Joyce gave a demonstration of her method for needle felting nepps, very cool!

Felted Dragon by Joyce Hazlerig of Gypsy Harte featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

She then shared her incredible caterpillar — another spectacular piece!

Felt Holiday Ornaments featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We pulled some of our favorite felted ornaments from the tree and shared who made them 🙂