I won’t take up any of your time in part two, so lets get to it!
PART 2. Felt making process
Table 1. Tools and materials
|White Wool fibers||1 ball|
|Black wool fibers||1 ball|
|Mesh (perf. Netting)||1 sheet, large enough to cover felt sample|
Table 2. Felt making procedure
And TADA! This is basically what it looks like when finished. Just slightly less fluffy.
The process did not take much time overall, but I found it quite difficult to know when to stop agitating each piece. I clearly over-felted one or both pieces initially causing them not to attach too well to one another for the final design.
If I decide to felt again, I would err on the side of caution and stop felting the individual pieces within A VERY short period of agitation to preserve the interlocking capabilities. Or I would under-felt(? what-ever that means) the bottom layer and be more careful with the top layer to allow me to cut sharper edges. The top layer should also be less “fluffy” to retain the edges of each pattern piece.
I would also make each piece fatter or fluffier with an extra layer of wool fibers, and make each layer extremely even before beginning the felting process. A lot of my edging was unusable and had to be cut off due to the thinness and patchiness.
Hope this helps someone with their foray into felting.
I’d love to hear what experiences others have had either making, using or otherwise interacting with Felt!
Cheers! Maybe next week I can make Throwback-Thursday a thing… Maybe.