Thursday, 7 June 2012

Holiday Happenings (part 2)

I spent a lovely day with Jacqui and Sarah yesterday - with Jacqui teaching us the art of wet felting

We started with strands of wood laid in one direction

Then added strands at 90 degrees,

Then a third layer at 90 degrees to that.  Then it got pummelled back and forth with water and a bit of soap, using bubble wrap and a rolling pin - then plunged into boiling and freezing water, until I ended up with these two

And this candle / sausage item, which, when dry and sliced, will hopefully result in felted buttons like the ones below that I bought last September

Lovely day Jacqui, thank you :-)

6 comments:

  1. Isn't felting addictive

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  2. That looks like so much fun! The only thing I've ever felted was my son's wool sweater (and he was not very happy about it!)

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  3. Hi Benta! I'm happy you tried because felting is so much fun! Great idea to make buttons! Your rainbow colours are beautiful! x Teje

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  4. Thanks for info - can you not just wash a bundle on the hottest wash cycle? Seems to woek for sweaters!

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