Learn to Wet Felt!

by Fiberartsy
Part 1 of my Felting Techniques Series
Basic Felting
Also see:
Part 2 - Make a Cobweb Felted Scarf
Part 3 - Nuno Felting a Shawl
Wet Felting is one of my passions! I get completely lost in it! So, I decided to share with you the many different wet felting techniques I’ve learned.
Part 1 will show you the basic steps involved in wet felting fiber. I will teach you step by step how to create a piece of fabric. Once you have the basics down, you can felt just about anything!
Full Step by step instructions at my site - www.Fiberartsy.com (link below)
Supplies Needed:

Wool or Alpaca Roving – how much depends on how large a piece of felt you want to make. This piece will be about 20″ x 12″ so 2 ounces of roving is plenty. I’m using a hand dyed merino roving for the front and light fawn alpaca roving for the other side. If you prefer, you can use just one color of roving.

You will also need:

Bubble wrap – 2 pieces

Hot water

Dish detergent (if your piece is white, use white or clear detergent)

Squeeze bottle (a soda bottle is fine – partially cover top with your thumb)

Plastic for your table

In a nutshell...... again, full instructions at the link below :)

Lay out Fiber
Wet Fiber
Work Fiber
Roll Fiber
Throw Fiber!
Now you have a piece of fabric.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Donna Hagen Donna Hagen on Oct 05, 2014
    very interesting I am going to give this a try I like the custom colors that can be created thanks for sharing this you are very inspiring

    • Fiberartsy Fiberartsy on Oct 29, 2014
      @Donna Hagen Thanks Donna! Let me know how it turns out! (Sorry for the late reply. For some reason I'm not getting the notifications)

  • Donna Hagen Donna Hagen on Oct 29, 2014
    I just order a bunch of roving and a few felting kits I cant wait to get started.I will be checking your blog for idea's you are so crafty

    • Fiberartsy Fiberartsy on Nov 13, 2014
      @Donna Hagen Thank you so much, Donna! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!