fitterknitter (fitterknitter) wrote,

Needle felting is something I do not enjoy.
It's too time-consuming and physically exhausting.
When I hear about this product called Artfelt® Paper, I thought I'd give it a try.
While I was at it, I also tried a simpler, quick and dirty way of felting.
Both turned out with some very pleasing and surprising results.

Felted Scarves

The scarf and the left was created using Artfelt® Paper.
It is very soft and drapey. 
The one of the right was created using only cheap plastic wrap.
I used Michele Johnson's instructions on YouTube
It's a little thicker (probably because I used more layers)
but has a lovely shiborie-like texture caused by stretching the scarf
when I took it out of the dryer.
Since I'm out of Artfelt® Paper paper (and it's not cheap),
I'm going to play around with Michele's idea and see if I can get the same drape
as I did with the Artfelt® Paper.
I also plan to try a water soluble stabilizer instead of the Artfelt® Paper.
The best thing is that both scarves were completed in less than two hours.
Now how cool is that?
This will also be a great way to use up a lot of wool roving I've bought.
Then I can buy more. 
Tags: felt, scarf
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