How to Felt Wool?


There are several ways to felt wool. One is needle felting, but the most used method is hot water felting. Place your item in a pillow case to protect your washer from excess lint and fuzz during the process, and tie closed. Agitate your item in a full cycle using the hottest water setting, as small amount of detergents, and a few towels to 'beat' against your item. Check it at the end of the cycle to see if it is felted to your satisfaction. If not, repeat until it is, then either block to dry, or put it in the dryer, again inside the pillowcase.
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1. Find a 100 percent wool sweater. You can find wool sweaters at the Salvation Army and other thrift stores very inexpensively. If you plan to wear the felted sweater, be sure to
1 Gather the materials and supplies. You will need to get wool batting, felting needles (recommended sizes include 40 triangle for all purpose sculpting, 38 star for fine details
Overview Felt is made through matting and compressing wool material. Wool naturally has scales along each of its fiber that are normally smooth. When exposed to heat and water, these
"Clean felt by wiping it with a dry sponge; for a more thorough treatment, hold the material over the steam from a teakettle, brushing lightly with a dry sponge or lint-free
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How to Repair Felted Wool
Felted wool occurs when 100 percent wool fabric has been shrunk, causing the fibers to swell and adhere together. The end result is a very strong fabric that will not unravel. Repairing felted wool can be handled in many ways, two of which are repair by... More »
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