What I am up to – The Art of Felting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not only is felting good fun it is relatively easy too. Here is the wool that has been pulled apart and laid out to begin the process. I have used a deep blue as I am doing a mixed media painting which will incorporated blue arches. The painting is inspired by religious imagery and will include a gold cross which is also felted.

 

Image Here the felt is covered with tulle. You can see the studio in the background. Soap and water is then added and rubbed into the wool. This agitates the wool forcing it to ‘grab’ and come together.

The felt – or soon to felt is covered with plastic and the air bubbles pressed out.

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The felt is then rolled with plastic and an old blind! – and tied. The next step is to roll and again agitate the wool and soap so the felt binds.

 

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The finished product!

 

 

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