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  • Felt help please!

    I was at a craft fair two weeks ago and the woman at the stall next to me had made some amazing felt things, and ive been itching to have a go ever since! Ive tried looking on the internet for a guide, but I could only find one, and I didnt realy understand it! First of all, what is washed and carded wool and where can i get it from? Anyway, if anyone knows of any guides or tips can you please post them here? Id love to try and make some things out of felt for a change!
    Thanks
    Laura xx
    I like to make things - usually a mess!
    Please look at my stuff and let me know what you think!
    http://elephantfrills.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    Hi,

    I've recently developed an interest in felt stuff but have yet to have a go. Anyway, I came across this site recently with lots of info and supplies:

    fibrecrafts.com/resource/fact_file/feltmaking/Feltmaking_hand.asp

    [add www to the front of the URL - it won't let me post otherwise!]

    I've a few more links somewhere too, which I'll post when I find them!

    Anne.

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    • #3
      Ahh welcome to the world of felting, you will never go back it's awesome!

      have a look on www.paper-and-string.co.uk, Sarah sells really good quality felt and is super creative too!

      I love making felt things you can see some of them on my blog.

      Helen x

      Visit my blog!
      http://peggycrafts.blogspot.com/

      Website:
      www.peggycrafts.co.uk

      Etsy shop:
      www.peggycrafts.etsy.com

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      • #4
        Linked for you aercraft! www.fibrecrafts.com/resource/fact_file/feltmaking/Feltmaking_hand.asp
        Was looking at your stuff preggyprints - some really cute felty things!
        Cx
        Love LittleGems x
        http://LittleGemsUK.etsy.com
        www.truly-handmade.co.uk

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        • #5
          Thanks!!

          Visit my blog!
          http://peggycrafts.blogspot.com/

          Website:
          www.peggycrafts.co.uk

          Etsy shop:
          www.peggycrafts.etsy.com

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          • #6
            Starting up in felting

            Most people use merino wool to start, it's the easiest to work with. Either look at ebay for sources of wool tops or try Wingham Wool Work, they seem to be the cheapest and most reliable. (I'm not affiliated to them by the way, I use wool straight from the sheep for my work!) They basically have come-and-try-our-stock days either at their place or you'll often find them on the road. Woolfest in Cumbria would be a good place to go, but that's this weekend coming.
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            There are lots and lots of books on how to felt these days but one of the best I've found recently is by Jorie Johnson, Felt Making and Wool Magic, available from almost anywhere really but Amazon is the obvious place to look about £9.25 including shipping from one of then non-Amazon suppliers.
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            Finally if you get really interested consider joining the International Feltmakers Association (I am a member, but not on the committee). They normally have a stand at the big shows doing demos - the Knit and Stitch show at the NEC for example. Lots of courses etc. If you were in West Wales I'd say pm me as I do 1:1 tuition and plan to start doing courses later on, but...
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            Now I've told everyone. MMmm. More competition. Uggh.
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            Greenweeds
            Contemporary Feltwork
            http://www.greenweeds.co.uk

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            • #7
              Hiya

              I've got all sorts of felted accessories and felting supplies available for sale on my website www.bloomingfelt.co.uk . I've just had a fab new range of animal needle felting kits arrive - you get everything you need in the box (apart from a felting sponge, but I sell those too!), as well as full colour photographic instructions. AND I'm the only UK retailer of these kits too !!

              I've also got over 40 different colours of wool roving, felting needles and some great needle felting books, all of which have full colour instructions for every project !

              I hope that gives you a few ideas and apologise for the shameless plug !!
              Sarah
              For 100% wool felt supplies, felt balls, buttons, ribbon, needle felting supplies and lots of other lovely stuff, visit BLOOMING FELT

              Blooming Felt's Blog

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