Free Tutorial!

lynda asked the other day how i made the scrappy scarf.

so i thought as a little pre-christmas present

i would make a tutorial for my blog readers 🙂

 

scrappy scarf tutorial

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as well as making a tutorial this was also a great opportunity to make a little gift for my aunty who is visiting from germany. plus she was very curious to see how felting actually works.

so here you see my aunty, ready to observe my felting skills…

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we've put the bubble wrap – bubbles up – on the table

and have the wool tops in my aunty's favourite colour

and a bowl of warm soapy water ready…

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first i divide the wool tops into small strips.

if you use wool scraps do the same…

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then dip them one at the time into the soapy water…

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and lay them out on the bubble wrap

making sure that they overlap regularly

and that the fibres of the individual parts are not twisted…

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this scarf turned out in a grid pattern.

the pinky one on the top is just a random pattern.

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after laying out the pattern the scarf is rolled up in the bubble wrap…

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then the bubble wrap is rolled to start the felting process…

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after about 5 minutes unroll the wrap…

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roll up from the other side…

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and roll with your hands (or feet) for another 5 minutes.

then unroll and change directions again.

repeat several times, until the fibres have felted together.

to further strengthen and shrink the scarf throw it onto the bubble wrap for another 5 minutes…

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throwing is lots of fun 🙂

but remember to check every once in a while that the felt is shrinking nicely.

and within no time you will have a beautiful scarf!

now rinse the scarf in cold water…

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and after it has dried

keep it either for yourself or give it away…

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ha ppy fel ting everyone!

and if you need some beautiful

fine australian merino wool tops

in hand-dyed colours

you can order it through

my etsy shop

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4 thoughts on “Free Tutorial!

  1. Liebe Nicole,
    Gerade habe ich mal wieder bei dir vorbeigeschaut. Ich werde in den Weihnachtsfeiertagen das Filzen zu Hause versuchen – hoffentlich gelingt es mir auch. Der Schal sieht super aus. Ich melde mich bald wieder.
    Viele liebe Grüße aus Stuttgart und auch viele Grüße an deine Familie- deine Schulfreundin Beate

  2. I have been felting away like crazy here making Christmas gifts, I almost need to order more wool from you! So fun to see you felting, I have been thinking of all that I learned about felting from you in your courses last year!!! Thank you so much for that!

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