Making Felt From Wool Batts


| 1/6/2015 8:29:00 AM


TracyI have fallen completely in love with the fiber world. Aside from spinning, my new favorite craft is felting. It takes some time and muscle, but it's also very forgiving. Anybody you talk to in the fiber world will tell you there are no mistakes. Just own whatever comes out, and everybody will believe you "meant to do that."

St. Distaff's Day is January 7. This is the day the women of the family traditionally return to their spinning and other fiber tasks. This means FIBER SHOWS! (Local spinners, weavers, and knitters guilds usually host these events, and you should be able to find one near you.) Fiber shows mean school cafeterias full of raw fiber, batts, roving, dyes, yarn ... anything a fiber artist could want.

To make your own felt, you need to start with wool batts. Batts are bundles of fiber that have been combed into the same direction. This is some alpaca I carded, but wool will look very similar. I love the natural colors, but batts can be found in an color you could want.

Fiber Batt 

Once you have your wool batt, the rest of your materials are really easy to find. Ready to give it a try? Let's do it!



Materials Needed:



Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at Grit.com — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds