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Spring is here! And with it the blue skies, the warm days spent outside, the flowers, brighter colors…
Spreading Spring Songs
What is hygge?
Hygge is a Danish word that has no direct translation.
The Oxford Dictionary defines it as:
[noun] A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)
… having brunch with friends.
… cuddling up on the sofa on a rainy day.
… enjoying a hot cocoa while it snows outside.
… reading a book in bed on a Sunday morning.
… listening to the crackling sounds of the fireplace.
And hygge is…
… wearing a beautiful, soft pair of wool slippers felted by YOU.
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After this workshop, you’ll be able to customize the hats by changing the size and the color. And, once you get the hang of it, you can also make them in any shape you want.
It gives you the instructions for 6 different head sizes, from 33 cm (newborn) to 51 cm.
This is an intermediate level workshop, so you should have some experience and feel confident with the wool already.
You’ll be felting around a resist, and the project should take you about 3 to 4 hours to complete.
You’ll need the usual equipment to wet felt, plus a white wool batt (around 100 grams), a white and a yellow wool top (around 50 grams each).
With this workshop you’ll get 8 downloadable high-definition videos, and 2 PDFs, all of which you can save in your computer, and return to any time you want.
Welcome to the second episode of the Q&A sessions.
Today I have an important question about the basics of wet felting. MorningCoffee left this comment on my YouTube video “Felting sheets with wool batting”. Even though I’ve already given her a short answer, I’d like to say something more about it, since it’s a very frequent question. So, MorningCoffee says:
“I have a question. I don’t know if it was covered already, so sorry if it has. But is wool batt the same as “pre-felt” sheets?”
And the answer is NO. The confusion might come from the fact that they look similar, but they’re actually very different products.
I’ve already spoken a bit about wool batts and pre-felts in a couple of my blog posts and I’ll include the links to those below. But I’ve never addressed this directly.
Now, I avoid using a lot of technical terms in my videos because I don’t want to overwhelm you. Especially if...
Welcome to the first episode of my new Q&A series.
If you still have trouble finding the right way to make a resist for a 3D wet felted object, this episode is for you.
Today’s question is from Kathryn, from Walla Walla, in Washington state.
And Kathryn writes:
“I am trying to make a wet felted case for my son’s new MacBook Pro computer. I viewed your template making video for the clutch bag – thinking I could use that for my effort.
I made the template and started to lay out the wool and realized that I didn’t know why I needed the top resist.
You have a resist that has a top and bottom, when I thought I only needed the bottom to cover with wool, so that I could make the pocket.
If I don’t intend the top to have a pocket, why do I need the top part of the template?
I ended up cutting the template in half and placing the top part under the bubble wrap to serve as a guide, as I wanted the top to cover the bottom of the bag as I see...
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know I’ve been planning to move to a new apartment for some time.
Well, the time has come. I’m packing, and I’ll be moving in a couple of weeks. With the Holiday Season approaching, you might say I haven’t chosen the best time of the year But, that’s the way things go sometimes. Not everything in life goes according to plan. In fact, it rarely does.
This means blogging will be difficult and filming probably impossible. So, I wanted to let you know that I won’t be posting during December and maybe even in the first January weeks.
But I promise to be back ASAP, with new free videos and workshops. If you have something about wet felting you’d like me to answer or explain, just write me an email and let me know what it is. As always, I’m open to suggestions.
On my list for the new year are some new baby items and a workshop on slippers, because some of you expressed that wish.
If you’ve been felting for some time, and you also use the pieces you felt, I’m sure you’ve already had this problem.
No matter how carefully you lay your wool or how resistant your piece has been felted, if you’re using it often, sooner or later its surface will be worn-out. And this is even more obvious if the piece has a pattern.
That’s normal. It’s just the way wool is.
That’s exactly what happened to this bag, that I’ve been using on a daily basis for the last 2 years.
But it’s a bag I really enjoy, so I decided to repair it. Now, as you know, it’s extremely difficult to make new fiber attach to the wool that’s already been densely felted.
Still, there is a solution, and that’s what I’ll be showing you in this video.
Hope you enjoy it!
P.S.: Do you have other ideas on how to repair felt? If so, you’re welcome to share them in the comments below.
I’ve been working on this online course for some time, and I’m happy to announce, it is now available in my Etsy shop.
If you’re familiar with my workshops, you’ll find this one very different from the ones I’ve created before. Instead of teaching you how to make a particular piece, my goal here is to talk about one theme – in this case, play fruit – in a very comprehensive way.
The idea is to enable you to create other similar pieces, based on what you learn here. So, more than a workshop, this is a course for beginners.
That’s why I’ve also added a bonus PDF, that’ll give you the chance to learn some of the basics, if you’re entirely new to felting.
What’s included in the course?