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Fun Facts about Felting

Felting at home is becoming a more popular trend that can be easily learnt at home by both beginners and seasoned professionals. There are lots of different fabrics that can be used when felting depending on what you want to create. Many people recommend using wool tops when felting, because the fibers felt without too much effort. Merino Wool is recommended for felting, this is because it creates a thicker feel and a smoother finish.

They are perfect for the finer, precision works and particularly when creating 3D ornaments or sculptures.

When using our wool tops for felting at home, there are a few different techniques which are best to use:

 Needle Felting:

This is best used for creating your own unique 3D sculptures such as, felt animals, flowers and bags. There are some great felting courses all over the country. These

events are mainly designed around needle felting for all levels of expertise. These events are very sociable and allow you to create personalised keepsakes for your homes.

Previously here at Woolyknit, the lovely Catherine Arnfield has run her very own felting courses. Keep a look out on her events page for upcoming events.

Nuno Felting:

This type of felting is usually used to create a lightweight fabric, that can be turned into a drape, a decorative design or something more technical, such as a summer dress. Although it may feel like summer right now,you can never get too complacent with the weather.

So why not make a thicker scarf by layering our wool tops when Nuno felting in order to create a thicker base.

Arm Knitting:

If felting doesn’t seem like your thing. Our NEW range of thick gigantic yarn created especially for arm knitting, is perfect when trying to create large scales blankets, dog baskets and cowls without having to pick up a needle. This type of yarn makes it easier to knit quickly, with beginners blankets possible within an hour, whilst simultaneously maintaining a good stitch definition.

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