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Wet Felting With Resists

Jul 26, 2018


Today I’m answering another one of your questions.

Now, I’ve done a couple of videos about resists, but I keep getting questions about them. Because this is such a big and important topic, I keep answering them.

Speaking of which, here’s the question for today:

“What are resists and how do you use them?”

Now, this question is very likely from someone who’s starting with wet felting and wanting to improve the technique. And this is in fact, one of the most important things to understand.

As I’ve mentioned before, I do have a couple of videos about resists, but I don’t think I explain what they are in any of them.

So, that’s what I’m going to do today.


By definition, a RESIST is anything you use between two pieces of wool to avoid that they felt with each other.

A resist is only used DURING the felting process and it’s removed after the process is complete. Or rather, before you start fulling.

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Fiber Layout In Wet Felting

Jul 11, 2018


As you might know, I’ve been asking you to send me the biggest questions you have on wet felting. I’ve received a bunch of them and I’ll be working on the different topics in the next weeks.

Some of them are great for the free videos and I got suggestions for new courses as well. So, thank you again!

I’m going to start with the ones that are common problems to a lot of people. Today I have a great topic.

I don’t know who it’s from because it came from an anonymous survey. But it’s definitely a common one. And the question is

“How important is the thickness of the fiber layers when making something like mitts? Is it better to do thin or thick pieces?”

No matter if we’re talking about mitts, clothes, hats or bags, my answer to this question would ALWAYS be the same.

FIRST – YOU decide on how thick you want your piece to be.

This will depend on

a) the type of climate you’re making it for

b) how stiff or soft do...

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Be Part Of The Change

Jul 05, 2018


For those of you who are on my email list, I sent you an email with a link to a survey last week. It’s very short. Just one question.

I’ve been getting a lot of replies. So, first of all, thank you for your answers.

Now, you might be asking what’s the point of this. Well, as I said at the beginning of this year, I want to make a couple of changes to this whole project.

I created GTDW about 2 years ago and I’ve just been making videos and writing blog posts according to what I think might be useful and interesting to you. But, at the end of the day, I’m just guessing.

Now, I’d like to do more than just guess and the only way to do that is by asking you what you want.

So, if you haven’t answered yet, please take a look at the email I sent you last week.

And, if you’re not on my email list, subscribe now. You only have to fill in your name and email address.

Another way to answer my one question survey and let me know what you’d...

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New Felted Toys And Ask Me Anything

Jun 21, 2018

To complete the collection of play fruit, here’s a second PDF tutorial. This time with peaches, plums, apples and pears . It’s already available here.


In the next weeks I’d like to go back to answering your questions. There are some on the list for the next videos already. So, here’s the chance to ask me ANYTHING you want about wet felting! You can leave a comment, use the contact page or write me an email, if you prefer.

No matter whether it’s a general question or something about a particular project that went wrong, whether you’re just starting with wet felting or you’re more advanced. All I ask is that you give me as much information as possible. For example, if your question is about a particular project, adding a couple of photos can help me better understand where the problem is.

Talk to you soon!


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Felted Play Food PDF tutorial

Jun 07, 2018

Today I bring you a new workshop. After being asked for more PDF tutorials, I am now creating some of the ones I had on video in a printable version.

This one is about play food and it’s based on a video course I launched last October. You can watch a video about the course here and check out some free videos on the included material here.

With over 140 pages and hundreds of detailed color photos, the PDF tutorial covers citrus fruits (oranges, mandarins and lemons) and berries (cherries, strawberries, blackberries and mulberries), and it includes:

0. Introduction
1. Materials and equipment
2. Making the pre-felts
3. Using leftovers to fill new felt pieces
4. Oranges, mandarins and lemons
5. Strawberries, cherries, blackberries and mulberries
• Leaf templates (1 PDF)
• Bonus: Basics of wet and needle felting (1 PDF)

This is a beginner level tutorial, so you don’t need to have any experience in wet felting. The bonus PDF gives you all the basics and has links to...

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New PDF Tutorial - Bah Bah Tablet Sleeve

May 24, 2018

As you know, I create most of my workshops on video. But I’m often asked why I don’t have more PDF tutorials. One of the reasons people tell me they like them is because they’re easier to download and to use.

So, I’m now working on it. Expect to see more PDFs in the next coupe of weeks.

For now, here it is, one of my bestsellers, the Bah Bah Tablet Sleeve as a PDF tutorial, that you can download and print.

Hope you enjoy it!


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10 Tips On Wet Felting – How To Wet Felt A Ball Necklace

May 03, 2018

Today I’ve got a fun tutorial that shows you how to wet felt a ball necklace for children. It’s called Kid’s Dots, and it’s a piece I’ve sold for a long time. Now you get to see how it’s done (for FREE)

I decided to film this project because Stacy Tavassoli from Truly Majestic invited me to create a tutorial for her arm knitting community. Arm knitting is done with big amounts of wool roving, the same we use for wet felting. But it produces lots of scraps that you can’t use for knitting any more.

So here it is for you. It’s an easy tutorial, which is great for beginners. You won’t need much equipment. Actually, you probably have everything you need at home already. And it shows you 10 tips that are useful for other felting projects.

I’d love to see how your necklaces turned out, so click here to send me your photos

Have fun!


P.S.: The special Mother’s Day Pack is a 2 for 1 pack for crafty moms, that is only...

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Special Mother’s Day Pack - Slippers For Mommy & Baby

Apr 26, 2018

Looking for something special for Mother’s Day?

Here’s an original present for a crafty mom: a special MOTHER’S DAY PACK that includes 2 tutorials

This is a LIMITED OFFER – April 26 to May 10

You can find out more about these 2 tutorials here and here.

Talk to you soon!


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The Felted Slippers Video Tutorial Is finally Out!

Apr 11, 2018

I’ve finally finished writing, filming and editing the felted slippers video tutorial for you

It’s now available in my Etsy shop. Wanna know more? Check out the introduction video!



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Felt Slippers – Wet Felting Tutorial

Apr 04, 2018

Felt your own wool slippers without having to rely on the scattered information from the Internet any more. Here’s a workshop that’ll give you the step-by-step instructions, with all the details you need to wet felt adult slippers.

Sound good?

I’ve had several requests to create a workshop on how to wet felt slippers for adults. Of course the possibilities are endless, be it in terms of how you shape the felt shoes or how you decorate them.

So, I gave it some thought, before I decided to produce a first workshop about slippers, because I wanted to give you the biggest benefit possible. I wanted to create a workshop that could give you the basics, so that you can develop your own creations from here.

And I ended up going back to the model I used to make and sell years ago. There are a couple of reasons for that:

  • They are colorful (at least, I make them colorful )
  • They can be worn by both men and women
  • The decoration I suggest is simple, so they’re easy to...
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