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Thank you Andy!
Hello Nicole, we're not sure exactly what you mean but you could perhaps felt around a small pebble then cut the pebble out to leave a hollow pouch. The method for felting around something is described here: https://rosiepink.typepad.co.uk/rosiepink/how-to-make-felted-soaps-and-pebbles.html
Hi Antje, oh OK I'll spare it an execution....for now at least :) I agree it does work pretty well as it is, unlike some of mine that beg to be chopped up or cropped immediately ! Confession time on the vase....you would think that after so many years of making felt that I might have remembered that it shrinks somewhat!? So you will notice that the finished vase is rather smaller than the one laid on the dry fibres :) Ooh...next challenge?...no idea! So many things to choose from!
Toggle Commented May 22, 2021 on A Bunch of Bright and Beautiful Blooms! at rosiepink
Thank you Karen! I was really pleased with how the colours stayed bright and the flowers kept their shape well during felting. It was a fun one to make!
Toggle Commented May 22, 2021 on A Bunch of Bright and Beautiful Blooms! at rosiepink
Hello Pauline - you can use any kind of yarn in wet felting, it doesn't have to be 100% wool, but there needs to be something that the wool fibres can migrate into to attach the yarn. For example if there is a 'fluffiness' as in mohair or if there are loops as in 'boucle' or unusual novelty yarns. Also there are yarns made from natural fibres such as bamboo, hemp and silk that will felt in well. We would suggest that you make a few layers of wool fibres then lay different yarns on, felt it up and see what happens.
Thank you Shirley for your kind feedback on our tutorials.
Thank you Shirley - hope you have fun with it!
Thanks Marilyn! It's great to have it felted finally after all this time. An explosion of colour is a great description for it! I probably won't be able to resist doing more to it at some point, too tempting!
Thanks Antje! I got there in the end :) I wish I'd set up a time lapse film - it changed so much along the way, sometimes big changes, sometimes tiny subtle things! :)
Thank you for taking the time to leave kind feedback - much appreciated.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2021 on Felt and Machine Embroidery at rosiepink
We hope you have fun with the felted soaps Cindy!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2021 on how to make felted soaps and pebbles at rosiepink
Thank you Laura - we hope you enjoy your felting!
Hello Michelle - no, the bars don't shed. When the felt is fulled around the soap the fibres are tightly meshed. As the soap is used the felt will shrink even more and when the soap is gone you'll end up with a neat little 'scrubby' pad. Always put the felted soap on a rack to dry between uses.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2021 on how to make felted soaps and pebbles at rosiepink
Thank you Jenny!
Thank you Cathy - we had fun making it!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2021 on Happy Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Hi Sylvia, thank you! I find that the yarns felt in very well, just make sure to use enough wool content and other things like silks and curls as they felt in well too. Be aware of not using Superwash fibres as this won't felt in very well. The best thing to do is to make a couple of samples to test it out. The effects can be wonderful. If the yarn doesn't felt in well for some reason you can always needle it a bit or use a few invisible hand stitches afterward. It usually felts in fine though as there is enough fluffy bits to be grabbed by the main felting fibres. Your comment was very timely as I've been meaning to get back to the spinning wheel for ages to make a new selection of bits to felt with, and you've given me a nudge to get it done! I can't believe the original post here was 2011! Time flies! As for the finishing process....well, I don't often do it all really, especially if the yarn is just for me and if it's just for feltmaking and doesn't need to be a good balanced spin for knitting or anything. On my list is to attempt some more technically good yarn and ply it etc but it's not necessary for artwork :) Have fun with your spinning and felting!
Hello Yvette We are so sorry to hear of your sad news and we wish you well for the future. Sending you a virtual hug, Lyn and Annie x
Hi Marilyn. Thank you! Happy New Year to you too! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2021 on Happy Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Thanks Ann, and to you too!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2020 on Happy Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Thanks Ann!
Ha yes! Poor little Bruce The Spruce will be repotted and fed well this year so hopefully he will have stronger branches next year! Glad you like our decorations :)
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2020 on Happy Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Thank you Mary :) I was really pleased at how well it turned out!
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2020 on Happy Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Thank you Karen! We had a lovely day thank you, hope you did too :) x
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2020 on Happy Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Thank you Esther! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2020 on From Holly Leaves to Landscapes at rosiepink
Thank you Marilyn! :) x
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2020 on From Holly Leaves to Landscapes at rosiepink