making felt

Discussion in 'General Homesteading & Building' started by *Andi, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    All I can say is ... WOW! First it did work and it was EASY! (a little messy - water everywhere :D) But very cool and another home project in the works.

    I didn't have all the pretty colors (something I'm going to work on when I pick up some kool aid ;)) But very nice anyway.

    You tube :2thumb: Has some very nice clips for anyone who would like to take a look.
     
  2. Callie

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    Isn't it amazing? We made it with Koolaid-dyed roving and with carded wool from the sheep, the kids are making felted containers (like a coin purse) and then we're dyeing wool yarn to stitch on the surface. I told them it's a lot faster to make a tiny item than a yurt! But they had a lot of fun with it :)
     

  3. *Andi

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    First Welcome!!!

    Second it is amazing.:2thumb: and I can't wait till I try it again.
     
  4. JeepHammer

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    VERY COOL!

    One of the oldest ways to make durable clothing.
     
  5. UncleJoe

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    Andi, are you looking to adopt a couple of big kids? :D

    Congrats on your new project. :congrat:
     
  6. *Andi

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    :D

    Thanks!

    I'm always looking for a new "ol skill" to try.
     
  7. kyfarmer

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    How do you do this, post a link to the skill for the method ya used so i know someone has tried it. Sounds interesting for sure. :)
     
  8. *Andi

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    I did try and post a link ... but the pop-up on the forum links, kills me each time ... dial up :gaah:

    You can do a search for The Ancient Art of Felt-making or try youtube felt making.

    The one lady on youtube was great (IMO) she posted 12 or more short clips (1 -2 minutes) on each stage. So even with dial up ... I could watch them and not take all day. :2thumb: But for anyone with some wool, hot water, soap and bubble wrap ... you are up town and ready to "roll".:D
     
  9. *Andi

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  10. Callie

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    Plus www.knitty.com and e-how.com have articles on how to do the dyeing and felting. Fun times!
    And really, since it's kind of free-form, there are no bad outcomes, it all looks like you meant it to turn out that way :)
     
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  11. *Andi

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    Thanks Callie :D I forgot about e-how.com :flower: