Workshop #1: Flat Felted Sampler
In order to learn the basic fundamentals of wet felting, we started with a flat felted sampler.
|Wool roving in unlimited hues|
|Laying out our designs|
|Applying hot soapy water to begin the felting process.|
This project is a more ambitious version of wet felting as it involves a three dimensional shape.
|'Moulding' the fiber around a plastic ball|
|Applying hot soapy water and agitating|
Workshop #3: Nuno Felting
For our 3rd felting workshop we created scarves using a nuno felting technique on silk.
|Laying out our designs onto the silk fabric|
|This time we apply agitation by rolling our designs|
Finished nuno silk fabric:
Workshop #4: Upcycled Bags
In our final workshop we did something a little different: upcycling is taking a pre-existing item and re-purposing it. In this case, we felted thrift store sweaters and turned them into bags. By washing wool sweaters in very hot water, the individual stitches lock together to become a solid piece of fabric that can be cut without unravelling as a normal sweater would do. Here are some samples: