WHAT IS FELTING?

By Anna Walker
on April 29, 2019
WHAT IS FELTING?

Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. Felt can be made of natural fibers such as wool or animal fur, or from synthetic fibers such as petroleum-based acrylic or acrylonitrile or wood pulp-based rayon.

(Source: Wikipedia)


Clear as mud, right?


Felting is a way to create things of beauty, both fabric and sculptural, through the use of a barbed needle (needle felting) or by changing the pH of the wool and using friction in a soap and water application (wet felting).

Here on Stab Things Into Existence, I’ll teach you how those processes work through photos of the processes, video tutorials, as well as introducing you to felt masters and authors who can help guide your journey into felting.


My own journey began with a 4 ounce hand dyed wool roving which I won in an online giveaway some 10 years ago:

(picture of the first ‘scarf’ I made from that roving)

The roving was beautiful, soft, and I loved petting it, but I knew I had no intention of wanting to learn how to spin yarn out of wool (no offense), and I wondered for a while what I would do with this fiber. That wondering was answered a couple of months after receiving the roving when I saw a $4 teach yourself how to needle felt kit at my local craft store.

For $4 how could I go wrong?

Two months later, every horizontal surface of my home was covered in felted wool and I was hooked! All because I took a chance to if felting was a good fit for me-and I hope that you will take that chance yourself with me here at Stab Things Into Existence!

Needle Felted Flower...for example

By Anna Walker
on July 01, 2012

Be sure to email me to rsvp for the Needle Felted Flower class on Monday evening, and to let me know if you will need to purchase a kit the day of the class. Any questions? Contact me!Until Monday evening,

FELT THIS!

Anna

Felted Rope Lariat Class TOMORROW!!

By Anna Walker
on January 27, 2012
Just a peek at what we will be working on during class tomorrow morning:  

Because I can't log in any longer...

By Anna Walker
on January 27, 2012
...here is the link to my former blog site: http://www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com/ You may find some pictures of interest, some information of interest, or just want to get a glimpse further into my journey of getting to NOW.  Feel free to comment on THIS site, though, because like I said, I can no longer log in to the old blog! Until later, FELT THIS! Anna

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I love stabbing things! No, really! Who could have seen how my life would be changed by winning an online giveaway of a hand painted wool roving ye...

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