June TnT by Kim Gordon

First a reminder to renew your membership this month so you can vote at the AGM and have access to the Feltwest members site.

Keep an eye out for information on the October Craft Fair at UWA.

It was a delight to see all the clever and colourful pieces made at the retreat by those who brought them along. Here is what some group members had made over the weekend.

Sue Eslick experimented with bags, felting around a basketball and ending up with a unique bag felted in one piece, very neat. Sue also showed off her red hat with long and curly spirals coming from the centre. Liz Odd made a collar from silk hankies and had with her some shibori scarves which had been felted resulting in some interesting textures. Vianne showed off her stunning silk hankie apron dress made on the retreat and also brought in some very loose knit sleeves, each having an end which pops over your head to create a jumper – fabulous. Kim made a purple silk lap short scarf and a small red and gold bag. Mary Ann finished her gorgeous silk paper black and silver wrap. Mary Ann also had made a felted ball for her grandchildren. To do this she cut foam to a rough ball shape and lay wool directly over the foam, wet it and put it into a plastic shopping bag to keep it all together and felted it like that. It turned out perfectly well. Alison Gomes made an amazing set of Pouffe’s at the retreat, such rich colours, they will look stunning when finished. Gudrun made a baby blanket in white, in three layers the first of silk fibres and silk hankies, the second, two light layers of  wool and third of tissue silk, all in white, it looked beuutiful. Marie Marshall who always makes colourful pieces decided to do something new this year and created some muted toned scarves. Well done Marie for being so brave. Judi Barkla made a funky wrist band and quite a few scarves, showing us a beautiful one of reds, orange, purple and pinks. Jill Jodrell showed us a colourful sleeveless coat. Katrina spent the retreat working on her felted piece for the Neural Knitworks Exhibition. Great thanks were bestowed upon Jill for showing Katrina how to decrease in crocheting. Judith Shaw made a very warm looking shoulder wrap and a rug made from all her scraps of wool. Judith had sewn over the rug making floral shapes on it, the edge being machine stitched for strength and finished off by hand.

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Those not at the retreat had some fantastic pieces to show also. Sherron has been knitting an edge band for a felted jacket, she will attach the felting to the knitted band to get a combined look, can’t wait to see it finished. AiLin brought in an Indigo dyed piece and also a gorgeous shibori dyed silk piece that she had rolled up over rope, pushed up from both ends and tied tightly before dying, this gave it a shimmering snake skin appearance. Ant created an interesting design for a cushion cover, placing painters tape in a grid pattern between two layers of prefelt and then cutting it away once felted, a stunning outcome. Sue Espie has needle felted a sheep very cute and loads of character. Judy showed us what she made while we were at the retreat, a Polly Stirling style sleeveless coat and some very smart flowers for her hair and bag. Teresa also has made some beautiful soft flowers. Dawn has been having fun making samples and trying out which bits and pieces would felt in and which wouldn’t incorporating some needle felting too.

That’s all for this month.

May 2014 by Mary Ann Dawson

The Mother and Daughter team of Trudy and Helena Pollard gave a moving account of their work in Cambodia. What started out with simply showing them how to use sewing machines which were donated to the orphanage, became an ongoing effort to to keep families together and children out of the orphanage. Through resurrecting old cultural textile knowledge, that had been all but been destroyed by the PolPot regime, they are able to support the outlet for their work called “Silk Studio”. By selling and promoting their hand made silk fabrics and wares, they are helping to allow families to stay together as well as creating “new families”. A worthy pursuit in a country that is still suffering the effects of the Pol Pot regime.

They had some beautiful handmade silks on sale that have been produced by the Silk Studio in Cambodia.

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Virginia opened the TnT.

Richard Woldendorp’s new book “Out of the blue” was ready to be picked up by those that had ordered one.

Linda Riccio has donated a book by Narla Searles to our library.

Lindy has won the Melville Art Award for the Textile section. Well done Lindy! Her entry was a hand felted nuno dress using 6m of silk fabric with hand stitching. It is reversible with feather stitching around the hip and armholes and was dyed with natural dyes.

We have a beginners class next month if anyone knows someone that’s interested.


Virginia asked, on behalf of the committee, if there was anyone who would like to do the reporting of the Toss and Tell on an ongoing basis as their contribution to FeltWest. Feltwest is also looking for someone who would be willing to do the buying of the tea, coffee and biscuits.

The Craft Fair is coming up and any pieces being offered for display must be handed in today.

Virginia asked for expressions of interest in Marjolene Darlinga’s workshop as it will fall just before, during or after Easter next year. We need a commitment of approximately 10 people before negotiating details with her. There appeared to be enough interest so this will be followed up.

On to the TnT itself:

Soosie showed us some examples of her work for her exhibition at Blinco Cafe in Fremantle. The subject is reef creatures and she showed us two beautiful fish that will be part of her exhibit. She also showed us a wall hanging she had made a while ago of the Bungle Bungle’s with an Ariel view of Kununurra on the reverse side.

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Judith Shaw showed us an interesting sample she had done using just scraps of colour laid down without any planning. Maybe a good use for all those leftover bits! She also showed us a necklace of beads she had made from the seeds of the Tuart tree. She has plenty if anyone would like some.

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Antoinette showed us her lovely piece of knitted merino wool that she had dyed at Lindy’s dying workshop. She plans to make it into a dress. Interestingly it is different on both sides.

Vera has created some needle felted landscapes. One was of her dreams of a relaxing holiday which involves the sky and sea. She has been playing with colour for this piece. Her second piece shows a longing for her homeland of Russia. Depicting a winter scene of snow, a bird on a branch with red berries. Both beautifully done.

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Juliette presented her “labour of love” for the past month. An exquisite white baby blanket with a story behind it. Juliette’s niece married last November and diagnosed with Non-Hodgkinsons Lymphoma. She had treatment and then found out she was pregnant. 2weeks ago the baby was born and this blanket is for this new bundle of joy. The blanket has tissue silk on the back with merino wool on the front and is inlaid with lace that had been made by Juliette on her computerized machine. It is edged with satin blanket ribbon. She also made a beautiful pair of white booties.

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Donna talked about her upcoming workshop on sculptural felt. She brought some examples of her work and will be exploring ways to apply these sculptural techniques using prefelts. If you are doing the workshop let her know if you would like it to go in a certain direction as she is flexible and if someone wants to explore a specific side of sculptural felt she will try to take it on board.

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Judy Hebiton showed us her unique water bottle carry cover she had made.


Nancy has just finished the piece she had started at the last retreat. It started life as a top but during the process has morphed into a skirt and finally, after some cutting and sewing became a dress!

She also showed us her collar come scarf. The group has instantly renamed it as a “Scollar”! It uses some hankies, a little wool in the middle and some fabric scraps.

It has some stitching embellishment and is reversable.


Jude Newman did the dying workshop but will bring her samples for the next Toss and Tell.  Shana created a vessel in blue around cardboard but she is still working on it so it will be different when next seen.

Vianne showed us the Palm pod cover that she has inlaid with strips of wool and will use as a fruit bowl. It is an interesting application for wool. She has used this technique on many surfaces in her home. It was pointed out that the orange seeds of the Cocos Palm when fermented make a beautiful brandy orange colour. Vianne also made a flower that started out as something else but after working on it further she now sees it as a rose and as a tribute to her late Mother.

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The raffle was won by Tracey Thompson.

Lindy Frayne’s natural dyeing workshop review

For those of us lucky enough to attend Lindy Frayne’s natural dyeing workshop it was a weekend spent experimenting with natural fibres and any plant material which was obtained sustainably. Pots were bubbling away with puffball, stringy bark, eucalyptus, etc. There was even a large pot of pumpkin soup Lindy kindly made bubbling away for our lunch.

We spent day one wrapping up our bundles with all sorts of plant material and preparing fabrics for dye. Copper and aluminium was used to provide the mordant. Bundles were left overnight in the dye pots and when we arrived the next morning it was with great anticipation that bundles were opened.  No-one was disappointed with the results and those who had dyed merino had amazing results and the intention was to make the pieces of merino into a tunic.

The smells were amazing, the lunch was perfect and the end result of the fabrics was incredible. Some participants decided to leave their bundles wrapped up for a few more weeks to get more marked results.

We were well looked after by Lindy with huge pots of lemongrass tea and fresh bread, dips and soup. Looking forward the next one!

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March 2014 TnT by Sue Harrington

President Virginia welcomed a small group this month of only 20 members. Our recent submission of an article to Felt magazine required us to provide high quality photographs so those showing work at TnT were asked to take their pieces outside to Alison for photographing after TnT.

Nancy Ballesteros has agreed to be our Billboard Manager and Virginia thanked her for her contributions to the latest eNews. Members were asked to forward information of interest to Nancy. Members also commented on Feltwest’s excellent Facebook page and complemented Lindy on her work.

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The next TnT on 19 April has been cancelled, as it is Easter Saturday and members present today did not indicate that they would attend. The following TnT, on 17 May, will feature guest speaker Trudi Pollard talking about Cambodian silk weavers. She will also have silks for sale as a fundraiser for the project.

The Craft and Quilt Fair will be held at the Perth Convention Centre from 21 to 25 May. There will be a Feltwest stall and members were asked to volunteer to be on the stall for a morning or afternoon. Volunteering entitles you to free entry to the Perth Craft and Quilts Fair for that day. There will be demonstrations of felting techniques and examples of members’ work on display. We hope to attract new members.

Feltwest’s annual Retreat is being held from 29 May to 1 June at Muresk. Judi Barkla has kindly agreed to organise it again this year. The cost will be similar to last year, with the price and details to be finalised and advertised soon. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register online and pay by PayPal or bank transfer. Those wanting to pay by cheque will need to deposit the cheque at the bank themselves, as Treasurer Donna will be away. Occasionally members want to pay in several instalments and this can be arranged by contacting Soosie Jobson.

The Craft House AGM is at 8pm on Tuesday 18 May, with guest speaker Kerri Argent at 7pm. See the February TnT report for further details.

Also of interest, the Common Threads, Wearable Art Showcase will be parading a selection of garments and body art at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on 4 May.

Proceeding to the TnT, Sue Eslick had made an attractive fitted red belt with a felt toggle and loop. She had used the yolk of a skirt pattern for the design and had determined the shrinkage rate from a sample, weighed the wool and the final piece was precisely her intended dimensions. She also showed an ochre and blue belt in progress, a stunning hat and a scarf using silk hankies – all very colourful and beautifully made.


Sue Harrington brought along a piece of ‘nature’s felt’ – matted fibre from seagrass picked up on a beach near Esperance.

Alison Gomes showed a pretty pink and mustard scarf of silk chiffon with a swirled design of pencil rovings at both ends and finely laid tops over the body of the scarf.

Lyn Blasgund charmed us with two pairs of petite booties made for her niece’s new baby. Tiny and perfect booties for tiny and perfect feet!

Nancy Ballesteros had just returned from the Grampians Texture Workshop. She had attended Catherine O’Leary’s workshop where they printed on to silk using stencils and other methods. They then felted the fabric onto felbi batts and used the results to create complex imagery. She also attended a workshop with Jean Gauger where she made a beautiful, light and fully reversible jacket with 175g wool and two layers of paj silk. Additionally, she showed a range of light and colourful scarves made with silk hankies sandwiched with wool.

Nancy mentioned another textile retreat with several felting tutors that may interest members. This is being held at Busselton in May 2014 and details can be found at www.westarttext.com.au

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Beth Klokeid had done Soosie Jobson’s Studio Detritus workshop and showed her creative necklace that resembles the face of a doll. She also shared her interesting fridge magnets, incorporating plastic pieces melted in the oven, and some printed buttons.

Pat Kendall passed around an exquisite beaded purple flower. She also showed a smart red scarf with a striking angular silk decoration.

Judi Barkla had made a wrist wrap in tones of pink and maroon, embellished with layering of textiles and tonal embroidery.

A delighted Mary Ann Dawson was the lucky winner of this month’s raffle.

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After TnT Nancy took members through the process of producing quality felt. This demonstration has been reported on before (see Newsletter Volume 1 2013). However, some particular points of interest from today were:

  • The less wool you use, the more the shrinkage. Examples were shown that use as little as 2.5g of wool tops laid out over a 25cm x 25cm square. The fully felted result was fine and soft. Make a sample and use this as your shrinkage rate for larger items.
  • Felt that seems firm on completion will loosen up over time and may pill. Let your piece dry and rest for at least a day and re-felt for a stronger, firmer result.
  • Olive oil soap works well, but you may also like to try Earth Choice dishwashing liquid. It makes the felt slippery so it glides well over a washboard. Some dish liquids have a pH that is too high and can harden the felt. Never use laundry detergents or wool wash soap – some contain anti-felting ingredients!
  • Tossing or fulling should be done when the felt piece is wet and weighty. Keep the felt quite soapy, but too much soap can result in the wool fibres swimming apart. Tricky!
  • Rolling the felt on itself can achieve very fast shrinkage if this is what you are after.

Thank you Nancy!

Mundaring Arts Centre -Stage 2 Renovation Donations




Those of you who have been able to visit our shop over the past few weeks will have noticed an extraordinary change.  Our work to revitalise the space and ensure it truly becomes the best retail destination in the Eastern Hills region is paying off.

Over a hot and sticky January, 31 volunteers contributed over 480 hours to renew the space including re-discovering the beautiful floor, painting, scraping and filling.

In February we launched the Mundaring Arts Centre Giving Program – with donations sought specifically for the ongoing work to re-fit the shop

Through the generosity of our supporters we have raised $8,175 of the $20,000 we need to continue the work.

We thank Patricia Weston, Jude van der Merwe, Denis McLeod, Richard and Lyn Woldendorp, Jenny Mills, Leonie Matthews,  Dr Fiona Stanley, Maria Stannage, Drusilla Williams, Michael Wilkinson-Cox, Helen Clarke, Jenny Haynes, Janette and Bob Huston, Erin Taylor, Simon O’Hara, Gail Gregson, Jenny Kerr, Beverley and Ron Whitelaw, Shire of Mundaring and Westbeam, Inspirations: Midland 3D paint store for their generosity and support and ask you to join them in giving to a place that represents the best of the hills.

The Mundaring Arts Centre Shop shows works by the exceptional Western Australian artists and craftspeople whose works tell a story through materials and forms of a unique part of Western Australia.  All the works in the shop are designed and made in WA.

Kind regards
Jude van der Merwe
Mundaring Arts Centre Inc.



ONLINE | Visit WWW.MUNDARINGARTSCENTRE.COM.AU >  and click the ‘DONATE TO STAGE 2 NOW’ button to make a safe and secure donation online.

DIRECT DEBIT | Use internet banking to transfer your donation using the following account details – BSB: 633 000, ACC: 116331604 with reference DN13 and your name.

IN PERSON | Visit Mundaring Arts Centre at 7190 Great Eastern Highway (corner of Nichol Street), Mundaring. Cash, cheque, eftpos and credit card accepted.

BY PHONE | Call 9295 3991 with credit card payment.

BY MAIL | Enclose cheque (payable to The Mundaring Arts Centre Trust) and post to: Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring WA 6073Mundaring Art Renovation

Studio Detritus with Soosie Jobson by Natalya Chvalova

On 1 March we had an absolutely delightful experience investigating Studio Detritus! Started with philosophical  introduction to existentialism and its reflection on Art , further on Soosie often reminded me a magician , playing different tricks with different objects and means.

During the workshop we covered the following :

1.Using paints on fabric ( silk paint, Metallic acrylic paint, metallic rub-ons oil paints, etc)

2. Using glue for applications.

3. Using shellac and PVA for adding firmness.

4. Creating and using different sorts of stamps.

5. Machine embroidery , using different fabric and techniques

6. Different stitching methods.

Personally, I was especially impressed with the method of attaching a beed using sewing machine. That was a real trick!

I would like to express gratitude from  all who attended the workshop for the feast of creativity and skills!


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February TnT by Antoinette Boyd

Welcome to the first Toss and Tell report for 2014. After a break of a couple of months it was great to see so many members attend showing off projects finished off over the break and see the excitement for new projects and ideas brimming.

Soosie Jobson gave the demonstration this month on how to use the FeltWest website which generated some lively discussion and proved very helpful to members.

Our President Virginia Campbell then kept us up-to-date all the news that had happened over the break. We wish Sue Swain a speedy recovery after her accident. Unfortunately Irit Dulman is unable to hold her much anticipated workshop in May but fortunately we are very lucky to have our own very talented natural dyer, Lindy Frayne who will be running a workshop May 3-4. More details to be advised closer to the date.

All members are invited to attend the Craft House AGM which will be held in conjunction with the WAFTA meeting. Kerrie Argent will be the guest speaker and it is to be held on March 18. Those who come at 7pm to hear Kerrie’s talk will be asked to pay WAFTA’s normal door charge of $5 for WAFTA members and $8 for non-members. This includes a ticket in the door prize draw and a light supper. If you just want to attend the AGM please come between 7.45 and 8pm and entry will be free. Kerrie Argent is a well-known Lake Grace artist.

Time to start Toss and Tell and first up was Janette Humphries who made a lovely blue skirt and cape. She had blended the colours beautifully and the results were stunning.


Next was Louise Nidorf who had been busy felting stones while on holiday. The colours were vibrant and inspiring. She also showed us her cute owl which she had made at Soosie’s Studio Detritus workshop.

Beth Klokeid and Nancy Ballesteros displayed the neck pieces made at Katrina Virgona’s workshop.


AiLin had finally finished a three year project of a gorgeous shawl which was inspired by Charlotte Buch. The dramatic tail and unusual design made a stunning garment.

Deb Damascio produced a large very fine white wrap which was made from two layers of mohair. It was very soft and Deb intends to put in armholes.

Welcome back to Joan Romick who has returned to felting after a break. She had made a lovely green bag with two inside pockets and was also finishing off a bowl.

Queen of beautiful scarfs, Alison Gomes, made a stunning scarf from a silk lap.

Sue Harrington shared with us some dye books she had found recently that had belonged to her mother and grandmother while clearing her father’s house.

Virginia Campbell displayed her stunning scarf she had started at Alison Gomes’ nuno felting workshop. Remember Alison has another workshop coming up in April!


Jill Jodrell’s necklace was also started at Katrina’s workshop and finished at 3am in the morning. It looks as if everyone who did Katrina’s workshop came away with some stunning pieces.

Judith Shaw had made a mask by placing wool over a wooden hand carved mask from Lombok. She explained that almost anything can be used as a mould and it can be finished off with diluted PVA glue. As usual she had wonderful advice for using up bits and pieces of your stash.

Soosie Jobson gave us a quick rundown on her workshop, Studio Detritus, which is to be held on March 1 and showed us what can be made from bits and pieces you have collected. The best thing about Soosie’s workshops is that you don’t have to buy anything – just use what you already have.


Multi-tasking as the FeltWest librarian Chris Gray also managed to make a necklace under the tuition of Sue Eslick at the meeting which was proudly worn and shown off.

That’s all for this month. Remember to keep checking the website for updates on upcoming workshops.

Shrinkage – What’s wrong with percentages? Part 4

You made your sample and its not square.  🙁  Which measurement do I use?

If the difference is minimal use an average of both.  For example:
Assuming you have laid 30cm x 30cm accurately.
One side measures 15cm and the other 17cm then use 16cm.

The maths: 15 + 17 = 32.  32 / 2 = 16.  This is the average.

If the difference is large there are a couple of questions to ask:

If all else fails remake the sample and try again.

But if you have used an odd number of layers then you need two shrinkage rates, one vertical and one horizontal:

  1. Make your sample.
  2. Measure and designate one side vertical (16.5cm) and one side horizontal (15cm).
  3. Vertical – 30/16.5 = 1.8
  4. Horizontal – 30/15 = 2

Now apply to your template.  I’ll use the bag example from the last post – the finished size is 60cm deep (vertical) and 45cm wide (horizontal).


  1. Vertical is 60cm x 1.8 =  108cm
  2. Horizontal is 45cm x 2 = 90cm.

Full until bag is finished size.

Next post recommended shrinkage rates.

Shrinkage – What’s wrong with percentages? Part 3

Shrinkage – What’s wrong with percentages? Part 3

I think I have ranted enough about  why we need shrinkage rates (and not percentages)  now it’s time to discuss how to apply them.  Firstly, lets address why we need to know how much our felt will shrink.  You always need to calculate this if you NEED a fairly accurate result.  I say fairly as it is almost impossible to replicate an exact size of felt, but shrinkage rates are the most accurate method.  For example:  you need a shrinkage rate if you wanted to make anything that fits over, around, through, between or on an item.  The item may be: hats, slippers, bags, pockets, pouches, clothes, even wraps and scarves.  There’s nothing worse than a wrap of scarf that just isn’t long enough or wide enough or is so big you drown in it.

To apply your shrinkage rate you simply multiply your finished size by your shrinkage rate.

For example:
I want a bag to be 45cm wide and 60cm deep.  My shrinkage rate is 1.7 (anything under this is probably not felted properly and I will address this in another post later.)  The calculation looks like this:

  1. 45cm x 1.7 =  76.5cm
  2. 60cm x 1.7 =  102cm

My template ends up being 76.5cm wide and 102cms deep.  When I am fulling my bag I will keep fulling until it is 45cm wide and 60cm deep.  It will then be fulled.

I can hear some saying BUT my sample is not square!  I will discuss this next post.

I will attach a PDf version of these instructions on the last post so you can print them out.

Nuno Felt with Alison Gomes by Eleanor Dennis

There was a palpable air of excitement as eleven fortunate felters gathered for Alison’s workshop on Nuno felting.   We started with a classroom session and to break the ice, we all introduced ourselves and explained why we loved felting.  It was very obvious from everyone’s comments that Alison’s work is held in very high regard and that everyone was very excited to be in the class to learn from her experience.  No pressure of course for Alison!!


Alison explained that she has been felting for five years and loves it.  She gets the ‘DT’s’ if she doesn’t felt most days.  Alison has commandeered the family kitchen table for felting, Monday to Thursday and grudgingly relinquishes it to the family for weekendsJ  Her joy and love of felting is obvious.  Alison loves experimenting and exploring with felt and out of that processes comes some ‘happy successes.’  Alison explained it as  ‘the joy of felting.’


Alison demonstrated the four basic techniques of nuno felting:

1)     Wool base with fabric on top

2)     Fabric base with wool on top

3)     Laminating wool between two or more layers of fabric

4)     Making nuno pre-felts to use as patterns on wool rovings, bats or fabric bases.

She also explained the types of fabric that work well in nuno felting and passed around examples of her work that illustrated the various techniques with various types of fabric incorporated in the finished article.  We were able to see and feel the textures that can be achieved.  Fabrics that work well include the open weave silks – chiffon, organza, georgette; devore and silk velvet; rayon; open weave cotton scrim fabrics but use in a double layer; yoryu silk will felt but shrinks in the direction of the longitudinal weave (weavers – is that warp or weft?).  Tightly woven silks will felt with difficulty or not at all.  Synthetic fabrics will not felt, especially synthetic velvet.


After a quick refresher on laying out wool and the old chestnut ‘shrinkage’ it was down to work!  Some of us worked on samples and some started their major piece.  After lunch we had a quick session on the use of colour with the instructions to be brave and bold and experiment.  To quote Alison, ‘Wool, like paint can be colour mixed to great effect.’

Then it was back to work to finish items already started and to commence work on a scarf or other item.


Take home lessons for nuno felting and felting generally:

the finer you lay your wool the more it shrinks; use warm water; if you add soap to your water bottle it should be cloudy NOT foamy; in winter you can bring your piece to room temperature in the microwave – don’t cook it though!; be gentle; use your hand to ‘dry felt’ fine wool pieces to keep them in place; use wisps of wool over fabric to help them adhere to fabric; BE GENTLE  when fulling; keep checking, stretching when fulling; lift your noodle when rolling to reduce/eliminate creases; don’t roll too tightly; when fulled rinse in tepid water, that gradually becomes colder as the soap washes out.  Lay flat to dry. When your piece is almost dry, iron it face down ir on the back, covered with a towel and on a steam setting. If you are using a felbi bat for motifs, you can line them with wool or use two pieces for more body. Always weight your wool and record it so that you know how much wool you need for the thickness you want.  Alison suggested  30-35 gms of wool for a fine wool scarf with two layers.  Handle rovings as little as possible.  Roll up rovings and store in open plastic bags under dry conditions or paper bags if it is humid.   Cedar wood oil is a good moth repellant.


We look forward to the November Show n Tell to see the results of the day.

A huge thank you to Alison for the day.  It was a wonderful day of learning, sharing, fun and new friendships which is, as those of us who are newish to felting, have come to understand as a normal state of affairs!   I’m sure that I speak for other ‘newbies’ when I say that we are very thankfull for the generosity of the tutors and the other felters.