From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Felting is a process that mats together fleece (raw wool) by subjecting it to moisture, heat, friction, and/or pressure. Sheep hair has overlapping scales (called cuticles) that open somewhat when wet. Applying some form of agitation causes the hairs to tighten together in a solid mat. The result is a lightweight, windproof, and water-resistant fabric that can be used in a variety of ways. Learn more about wool and water-resistance here. Read about felting woven wool fabric here.
|Students in our Needle Felting class use a barbed needle and Colorplay wool|
On Saturday, April 12 join us for one or both of our felting classes:
Wool + water + friction = a cozy new pair of custom-fit slippers. Wear something comfortable and get ready to get wet.
Wool + a barbed needle = a world of creative options from applique to three dimensional sculpted figures.
|A colorful pair of wet felted slippers, stuffed with paper while they dry|