One Way to Make Felt

1. Start by sorting some beautiful Merino wool from Mendenhall Wool Ranch in Loma Rica (in the lower Sierra foothills).

sorting fleeces

 

2. Wash fleece.

washing 2

 

3. Rinse fleece.

rinsing

 

4. Dry fleece.

drying

 

5. Hand pick by color.

picked

 

6. Card on drum carder.

carding

 

7. Remove batt from carder.

batt coming off carder

 

8. Make pre-felt from batts on Felt Loom.

felting

 

9. Combine pre-felts to make felt piece.

felting 2

 

10. Trim felt.

trimming

 

11. Enjoy beautiful felt!

felt 1

 

12. Figure out something to do with all the trimming scraps – create small bags of felt and hand spun yarn (thanks, Dona, for cutting up all that felt!)

scraps in basket

 

Artisan made felt – individually crafted. This batch of Merino wool in natural colors now available!

felt 2

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Published in: on November 7, 2013 at 11:53 pm  Comments (10)  
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