All About Felting Wool

All About Felting

At Mountain Meadow Wool Mill, Yarnold and Lambert have been shorn and are ready to grow another fleece! Wool is such a neat renewable resource! What can we do with all that wool?

Today, I'd like to introduce you to another way of using wool. Felting is the process of matting, condensing, and pressing wool fibers together to create a dense and sturdy material. It's a versatile craft that can be used to make anything from decorative items to wearable art.

One of the great things about felting wool is that it doesn't require any special equipment. All you need is some wool roving, hot water, soap, and your hands. There are two main methods of felting: wet felting and needle felting. Wet felting involves agitating the wool fibers with hot, soapy water to fuse them together. Our dryer balls are an example of wet felting. We also sell some wet felted items made from "waste" knitted fabric. Needle felting, on the other hand, uses a barbed needle to manually tangle the fibers. Needle felting is a great way to add embellishments to a variety of projects.

Felting wool is a fairly simple concept and the more often you do it, the better you get. Mountain Meadow Wool Mill recently taught our local fourth grade students the process of felting. They were able to make their own bracelets and had a woolly good time.

Felting wool allows for endless creativity. You can create 3D sculptures, embellish clothing, or make colorful, textured pieces of art. You can also create a variety of useful items like bags, clothing, boots, slippers, and more. It's a great way to relax and unwind while creating something beautiful and unique.

Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a beginner looking for a new hobby, felting wool is definitely worth a try. So, grab some of  our combed top wool roving and get ready to unleash your creativity! Or try out knitting and felting your own bag with our  Felted Plains Bag Kit.

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