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How To Felt A Sheet With Wool Batts

Jun 15, 2016

And we’ve arrived at part 7 of this video series about the basic shapes in wet felting. This last video compares making a flat felt with wool batts vs making it with wool tops.

I really hope this has been useful for you and that you refer to these short workshops every time you’re not clear about some of the basics. That’s why I spent so many hours making them for you.

This is also the first video I’ve posted with Portuguese subtitles

After some trial months, the initial concept I had of sending out a newsletter with the same content I publish here has changed a bit. I’ll go on sending out the email notifications with the blog content every two weeks. But, because I want to offer my subscribers something special, I’ll also be sending you some exclusive content with insider information, videos to download or the occasional special price. Still, because I want to deliver great value, this will not happen every week, so it’ll be somewhat...

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The DAISY RING Felting Workshop - Now Available

Jun 11, 2016

The video workshop of the Daisy Ring is already available for download. Buy the course and learn at your own pace!

The PDF version is coming very soon! Here's a sneak peek.


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How To Felt A Sheet With Wool Tops

Jun 01, 2016

Hey there! Welcome to part 6 of this video series. We’re in the final stretch, and today we’re going to talk about how to make a sheet or flat felt with wool tops.

This is probably the most important part of the series, because this is the type of shape we most often use in wet felting.

The 3 main new pieces of information you’ll get from today’s video are a little trick that’ll help you with future nuno felt projects, how to get straight edges (you’ll need this when making hats or bags!) and what’s the pinch test.

Meanwhile, the videos for next month are already done I can’t wait to show you what’s coming up!!!

And remember I’m taking your questions at the moment and answering them on video, so keep sending those emails!

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How To Felt A Ball With Wool Batts

May 18, 2016

Hi! I’m back with another video on the basics of wet felting. Now you’ll have the chance to compare felting a ball with wool tops (the last example I showed you) to felting it with wool batts. I personally find the batts easier to work with for this form. I’d love to know what your preferences are, so make sure you share on the comments.

There’ll be two other videos in this series and I’m already getting the next things on film. I’m starting a Q&A series, where you get to send me your questions about felting and I get to answer them. I have the first ones already, but I don’t wanna spoil the surprise.

So, if you’ve been having problems with your felting projects, just drop me an email and get your answer on video.

Talk to you soon!

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Felting Live In Lisbon

May 11, 2016

As you know, I’m developing video workshops, that you can download from the internet to learn at your own pace.

But the truth is some people do like to learn live and in company, so I’ve been looking locally for a nice place to do exactly that. And I’m happy to say I’ve found it! It’s right in the heart of Lisbon, in a charming atelier, where 8 women artists create the most amazing jewelry, illustrations, paintings, ceramics, and so much more.

Since summer’s nearly here, there aren’t any workshops scheduled for now. But I’m planning one workshop a month for after the summer. Check out the dates here.


Como sabe, tenho estado a criar workshops em vídeo, que podem ser descarregados da internet e lhe permitem aprender ao seu ritmo.

Mas, a verdade é que algumas pessoas preferem aprender ao vivo e em companhia. Por isso, tenho andado à procura de um local simpático em Lisboa para poder dar workshops. E,...

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“The Earth Laughs In Flowers”

May 05, 2016

Don’t you just love spring? And nothing says spring like daisies. Along with the beauty that comes with this time of year, I particularly love that feeling of renewal, like you get the chance to start life all over again.

So, having one of these rings on my finger kinda gives me a bit of that feeling. And I can put it on all year round. It’s a great antidote against grey weather And, of course, it’s a truly unique piece.

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How To Felt A Ball With Wool Tops

May 04, 2016

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” William Morris

So, what does this have anything to do with felt? Well, I believe the true secret for mastering any art or technique also lies in taking a genuine interest in all its details. I truly think you can’t expect to achieve big goals, if you’re not willing to look at the small things first.

And that’s why I’m back today with another video about the basic shapes in wet felting. This time I’m talking about how to wet felt a ball with wool tops.

Do you know

  • why you should work with really thin layers?
  • how to know the final size of the ball after shrinkage?
  • what’s the “bounce test”?

Watch the video to find out!

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The BUBBLE RING Felting Workshop - Now Available

May 02, 2016

This workshop shows you how to make the Bubble Ring, a seamless felted minimalist ring. Don't be fooled by its simple structure. There are a couple of tricks to get it right.

This video gives you all the details about the workshop. You can also visit my shop Going The Dodo Way for more information.


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How To Felt A Cord With Wool Batts

Apr 20, 2016

Last time we looked at how to make a felt cord with a wool top. Today’s video shows you how different it is to felt it with a wool batt.

I find the first option easier but have a look and decide for yourself.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this video:

  • How to correctly cut a wool batt
  • How to get rid of creases when you’re felting with wool batts
  • How much water and soap to use


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How To Felt A Cord With Wool Tops

Apr 06, 2016

Here´s the second video of the series about basic shapes in wet felting.

I’m starting with how to felt a cord with wool tops. This is what you can learn:

  • How to correctly cut a wool top
  • How to know the final thickness of the cord after shrinkage
  • How to felt the cord without getting cracks on it
  • How much water and soap to use

I also share some ideas on how you can use a felted cord.

Hope you enjoy it!

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