How Felting Works
HOW DOES FELTING WORK?
Felting is the process of connecting fibers to form a non-woven fabric. You can create felt either through the use of barbed felting needles or by using soapy water and friction to encourage the fibers to tangle together.
Needle felting causes the fibers to tangle when they are plunged through wool or other fibers.
Wet felting can only be done with animal fibers which have not been treated with a process called superwash to keep them from felting. You CAN use plant and other fibers sparingly with the wool, alpaca or other animal fibers, but those fibers need to be ‘trapped’ by feltable fibers in order to encapsulate them into your final felt.
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