What’s in the Truck?

You may remember that I made a trip to Kentucky this summer. I wanted to check out a new piece of equipment. And, it finally arrived!

Apparently, backing in to our property is easier!

Apparently, backing in to our property is easier!

It’s a Felt Loom – all the way from Kentucky.

Looks a little to close to the edge to me!

Looks a little to close to the edge to me!

Oh-oh. It doesn’t quite fit.

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Luckily, the driver was skilled at taking off the front piece of the loom and getting the door off its hinges (and back on again later).

 

 

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I had to try it out right away. It is really a giant needle felting machine. Start with batts and you get beautiful felt.  I ran a batt through to make a piece of felt.

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And some braided roving through to make scarves.

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Lots and lots of scarves….

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I have now experimented with several different wool types….

Jacob

Jacob

East Friesian

East Friesian

Karakul

Karakul

You can shade for an ombre effect (Jacob on left) or add fleece staples back in on top (CVM on right).

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It’s going to be a felt-filled Fall!

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