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Wet Felting Guide

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Wet Felting Guide

Wet Felting is an increasingly popular hobby where merino tops are used to produce a fine fabric which can then be used for hats, scarfs, bags etc. It can also be applied to the production of felt balls which can be used for decoration, jewellery, toys etc. In this guide we will deal with the production of fabric.

Materials Required : Merino Tops,hot water, oil-based natural soap (e.g. soft soap), a bamboo pad or bubble wrap.


2, Then pour hot soapy water over and lift  one edge of the pad/bubble wrap to roll in so that the wool can be pressed together inside. Put rubber bands on each side of the roll to prevent loosening.

4,If there are any wrinkles on the felt, smooth it by hand and roll in the other edge of the pad. Do the same pressing and rolling procedure 30 times. Now you have your uncompleted felt fabric in one piece when you roll it out.

6,The fabric obtained at the end will initially cover a place as much as 2/3 of the original wools used.  

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1, First place the wool fibers tightly on a bamboo pad or bubble wrap with the edges facing in the same direction. Pay attention not to leave spaces between the stripes and between the rows while placing the fibers one under the other.

3,Press the roll by hands and start rolling in. Do this rolling procedure 30 times. Remove the rubber bands on each side of the roll and roll it out carefully.

5,Continue rolling and pressing to complete felting. Repeat the rolling procedure in different directions as much as possible in order to obtain the best result. So, the felt becomes tight properly and wool fibers are fully tight-knit.

The wet  felting process can be used for a lot of creative projects apart from making fabric. You can use this method to have small balls for making jewelry or toys for children. For such projects, wool fibers are soaked to make a bulk or pressed in hands.


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