Saturday, February 23, 2008

Felting Tutorial Part 1: Curly-que

I thought that it would be fun for me to start filming a series of tutorials on some basic felting techniques.

So here is the first in that series: How to wet felt a curly-que, just like the one you see here!

These little curls are really useful as embellishments or as fun elements in larger pieces, I use them all the time. Besides, they are a great place to start because they work up quick, don't take much roving, and they are just as whimsical as all get out. They can take something that is kind of ho-hum and elevate it. They can also be just the thing to add a touch of the organic to a piece that is feeling a little staid or static.

I hope you enjoy part 1 of this tutorial, parts two and three will follow shortly!

Part 1: Taming the wool (The wind up)

Part 2: Prepare to get wet (Felting it up)

Part 3: Taking shape (Forming the curl)








8 comments:

ingermaaike said...

Way cool to see an other felter at work!

Marysusan Noll said...

Thanks!

DC Designs said...

This is so cool! Really interesting to watch a process that I know absolutely nothing about. Can't wait to see the next part. And I like the music you picked. :)

facingthetrend said...

I'm just now getting into felting and it's so nice to see the instructions I've been reading about in books actually performed in front of me. Thanks!

thefunkyfelter (a.k.a. Shalana) said...

That was a really great, informative video! Thanks so much for sharing :)

In My Head Studios said...

Looking forward to the next parts! Thanks!

felting your soul said...

looking on your blog I thought:this is what felting is about "sharing" thank you so much yvette

cc said...

Congratulations!very nice and interesting way of treating felt! I loved de flower in the hair...thanks
CC