Finally, cover the fiber layers with a clear heat-removable or water-soluble topper and use hoop clips to secure the topper so it can't move during felting
. Since the clear topper becomes perforated in the design areas, it is very easy to remove after felting
without heating or washing, so choose either kind.
Seven designers from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan presented their clothing collections, inspired by the art of felting
Friends women - Val Adie, Janet Greenfield, Hilary Gunkel, Ann Guthrie, Catherine Jardine, Kathleen Little, Marion Mackay, Liz Reece-Heal, Lynne Schroder, and Nessa Walker - worked with Mairi learning how to make felt pictures and planning the work.
To make felt, you only need wool, water, and soap, or wool and felting
Fiber artist Sabrina Mauer of Eugene calls needle felting
"the art of a thousand pokes."
In the use of felting
needles, Masturlal claims it was perhaps the only filtration felt-making company worldwide that started using "spiral" section needles.
I met up with my good friend Josie Jeffries who was doing her seed-bomb workshops - www.seedfreedom.net - and was also introduced to the art of felting
with Cassandra Lishman - www.livelightly.co.uk Most people made a felt flower brooch or a little felt bag but I wanted to make a gnome and fair play, Cassie didn't bat an eyelid.
Knitting Never Felt Better: The Definitive Guide to Fabulous Felting
offers a fine guide to the felting
process and provides basic felting
instructions reviewing the best yarns, techniques for creating three-dimensional objects, stitch patterns, and some 20 projects including step-by-step instructions.
, it seems, is becoming the fiber art for everyone.
Seven years ago, Jenne Giles was a San Francisco painter and sculptor who didn't know felting
"Picture Yourself Felting
Your Knitting: Step-by-Step Instruction for Perfectly Felted Crafts" is a guide to assist knitting enthusiasts everywhere in the practice of felting
Felt frenzy: 26 projects for all forms of felting