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The BUBBLE RING Felting Workshop - Now Available

May 03, 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 21, 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 07, 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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Wet Felting Shapes - The Basics

Mar 24, 2016

Have you mastered the basic wet felting shapes?

When people approach me about learning to wet felt, they often tell me they’d like to make scarves and clothes, so they’re particularly interested in nuno felting.

But to get to nuno felting and other more demanding techniques, you have to be confident with the basics. In fact, in my workshops it often happens that people have problems making the advanced project they signed up for, because they’re actually lacking some of the basics.

So, what if achieving great results with wet felting was more about mastering the basics than about learning sophisticated techniques like nuno felting?

To solve many of the problems that show up in my workshops, I’ve created a 7-part video series. The videos will be released on Thursdays, every two weeks.

If you still have questions about the specific topic after watching the video, be sure to share them on the comments and I promise to answer them ASAP.

Here’s the first...

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Wet Felting Tips

Mar 10, 2016

Wet felting tips! This is the reason I created this blog :)

I started experimenting with wet felting in 2001. Since then, I’ve learnt a lot, developed my own felting style and started selling my work at designer shops, online and at crafts markets. And I’ve taught wet felting for over a decade.

I’d like to show you some of the basics of felting, along with wet felting tips and tricks to help you choose the right materials, and how to care for your felted pieces, so they’ll look beautiful for a very long time.

Now, some people fall in love with wet felting, but quickly give up on it because it seems so difficult. I know that the more advanced felting techniques can seem overwhelming, but I’m here to tell you that’s really not the case. All you need to do is to get to know wool well, so that you understand how the material behaves.

So, my goal is to give you information in digestible pieces, encourage you to practice to enable you to step into the...

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