Felt Making and making jewellery with felt
Felt making is created by wetting or rubbing raw unspun wool which naturally binds together during the process to form the cloth.
There are two processes of felt making, wet felting and dry needle felting.
For wet felting you wash and untangle the wood, then place it in horizontal and vertical layers, with bubble wrap on the bottom and top. You gently rub this so that the fibres grip together and the wool mats and tangles naturally.
For dry needle felting you put thck layers of wool on a foam block and punch down into the fibres with a strong needle brush. You can add raw sild fibres or fabric to the layers of wool to create different textures and colours. This process takes approximately ten minutes to create a small amount of felt.