Today I will explain felting. This is the fourth part of my explaining series. felting. Next week it will be about embroidery or dying.
There’s two technique options for felting. Needle felting and wet felting. In needle felting you need of course a felting needle. Then when you have the needle you have to put wool in thin layers and then you tingle the wool with the needle. Tingle the wool well so that the layers felt together, add a new layer. Remember to turn the work sometime, so it wont get stuck to the foam rubber workbench. The needle is extremely sharp and quite thin, it has that kind of teeth on it, so the wool will be felted. The needle gets broken easily. For example key chains, jewels and slippers can bee needle felted.
Wet felting is the other technique to felt. For wet felting you need warm water, wool and soap. For some works bubble wrap is needed as well. In wet felting you take some wool and then you moisten it to the water, then you can use some soap and rub the wool, moisten again and rub again, take more wool and continue. After wet felting your hands will totally smell woolly.
This week I’ll challenge you all to do crafts and post a picture of it with #okuliinacraft
If you want to learn the terms in Finnish click here and go to see my vocabulary post from February
And of course don’t forget to follow me on instagram!