Felting

Felting

Felting fibers can be done with either wet or dry fibers to produce a matted and condensed product that can either be 2 or 3 dimensional. It is a traditional technique for creating fiber creations, including garments, hats and even art.

Dry felting is also referred to as needle felting, where a specialty needle that is very sharp is used to literally merge the fiber into a base. This method is more commonly used for 3D items like small objects. All you need to get started is some fluffy wool and a needle.

Wet felting is laying fibers over a base and then wetting it down, rolling it up and manipulating the bundle until the fibers are merged. This method is traditionally used for wraps and clothing. Natural and synthetic fibers can be used for both wet and needle felting.

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When you enter Salley Mavor's miniature world, you will meet fiber art characters who tell stories both whimsical and serious. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, always thought-provoking, Salley's handmade characters invite...

Inspired by nature and a passion for recycling, Rebecca Wachtman combines the luxury of silk with upcycled materials. The result is an imaginative approach that produces silk paintings, felted work,...

With nature's inspiration all around her, JoAnn Manzone transforms natural plants, dyes and fibers into one-of-a-kind wearable art. Always a needleworker, she knew she had found her place in the...

Austin has some great knitters and crocheters, and some great yarn shops in and around Austin! If you know of any yarn shops we missed, please email us at hello@createwhimsy.com. And,...

I took a Nuno Felted Scarf class with friends at Kali Basi's studio in Yelm, WA. It was a wonderful day with an excellent instructor learning a craft that was...