I’m not sure about either of the pieces of felt I made today but at least I made them 🙂 One is an experiment stitching into prefelt before felting – more play with a piece of fleece. The images show before and after the felting was completed:

embroidered prefelt
embroidered felt

I want to explore this effect some more, but would prefer finer wools for the stitching, I think.  Then, rather than getting all wet and soapy for one little piece, I also made another piece of felt based on thoughts of the sea at sunset. It didn’t really turn out as I wanted, but it’s all experience.

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6 thoughts on “more felt

  • May 7, 2008 at 6:13 am
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    I really like the misty quality of the stitched piece after felting.Does felting work with acrylic wool? its the only thing close to real wool which I can access easily. maybe I should give it a try.

  • May 7, 2008 at 7:02 am
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    acrylic wool won’t felt – I think it doesn’t respond the same way as an animal fibre does to the combination of heat, water and friction that turns wool into felt.

  • May 7, 2008 at 7:01 pm
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    Wow, wow, I like the felted in stitches! Exciting possiblities!
    It would be fun to try to stitch with acrylic wool and then felt the piece…

  • May 7, 2008 at 7:11 pm
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    did I get this wrong, I told Maya acrylic wool doesn’t felt – but it would need to have some wool fleece as well? I obviously need to give it a try too!

  • May 8, 2008 at 3:40 pm
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    this is great and has inspired me to work with wool a bit. thank you.

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