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Tools & NEW Workshops

Feb 13, 2019

It’s been quite some time since my last post, and some of you have been asking when the next update will be. It’s true that this isn’t how things have been in the past in my blog, so here is the reason.

Without going too much into my private life, a lot of stuff has changed for me personally and professionally in the last one and a half years. This means that regularly posting twice a month just isn’t possible for me right now, as much as I would love to have more time to create new videos and new courses. And I only want to post when I find I have something valuable to share with you.

The last thing that would cross my mind is to give up on felting, blogging and sharing what I know with you. So, the show will go on, just not as regularly as it used to be.

Having said that, I hope you will still find it worth it to hear from me 😊 and I’ll jump right into today’s topic.

I’d like to show you what I’ve been working on, and what I want to experiment with next.

NEW TOOLS

Today I got a nice big packet of materials – basically the types of wool I usually order – and a couple of new tools for felting.

You see, I don’t buy equipment just because it’s available 🙂 I find there’s so much we can do without tools, and I actually love to work with my bare hands as much as possible, so I only order new tools when I feel they can really make my work easier or when I want to experiment. That was the case for both of these.


New pair of hand carders

So, I bought a pair of small hand carders. I’ve been dreaming to try these for ages! But I didn’t have a good enough reason.

Well, now I do. When you’ve been felting for a long time, you get a lot of left overs. I’ve already found a lot of ways to reuse these, but something I really wanted to try was blending different wool colors.

And that’s what I’ve been doing today. The results aren’t amazing yet, but I’ll keep experimenting and I promise to bring you ways to apply the technique in different projects.

And here’s what I’ve done so far:

Hand carders


Merino wool batt left overs

My first experiment with wool blending

I’ve blended two different greens and got a new shade. And I’m really happy about it. Since I wasn’t filming, I’ll leave you a video by Living Felt, where you can get a good idea of how to use hand carders.

And here’s the other tool I ordered:

Wet felting tool

This can make your life easier when you’re felting thicker surfaces or to help you shape objects like hats for example.

This hat was made for a video workshop that I’m working on and it was hard shaping the brim only with my hands. It would have been so much easier with a felting tool.

New video workshop I’m working on

NEW WORKSHOPS

As I was saying, I’m working on a new video workshop about hats. There’s still a lot of cutting, editing and photographing to do, but it’s on its way.

Another video workshop I’ve filmed and I’m really excited about is one on felting an ombré handbag in one of Pantone’s Colors of the Year – coral.

Here’s a sneak peek!

New workshop sneak peek

And that’s it for today! Send me your questions, ideas or just drop me a line to tell me how your felting’s going. I love to hear from you 🙂

Talk to you soon!

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