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Welcome to my shop!
An artist and crafter at heart, I have been creating things since I was little. Whether it was Barbie clothes or fairy houses, I always put my love and joy into creating new ideas. I have continued to be inspired to create throughout my adulthood, and am ready to share some of my creations! I am currently inspired by the versatility of wool and the felting process. I enjoy combining this with other fibers and earth elements, as well as recycling other inspirations into new pieces. Patchwork is fun because so many patterns can be produced with color combinations. I hope to spread my love and joy through my creations and also hope they spark others inspirations!

About the felting process:
There are several ways that wool can be turned into the endless possibilities of beautiful felted creations.

Traditional or Wet…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 5
  • Joined April 11, 2011

Favorite materials

Wool, cloth, metals, natural fibers

About

Welcome to my shop!
An artist and crafter at heart, I have been creating things since I was little. Whether it was Barbie clothes or fairy houses, I always put my love and joy into creating new ideas. I have continued to be inspired to create throughout my adulthood, and am ready to share some of my creations! I am currently inspired by the versatility of wool and the felting process. I enjoy combining this with other fibers and earth elements, as well as recycling other inspirations into new pieces. Patchwork is fun because so many patterns can be produced with color combinations. I hope to spread my love and joy through my creations and also hope they spark others inspirations!

About the felting process:
There are several ways that wool can be turned into the endless possibilities of beautiful felted creations.

Traditional or Wet Felting:
This method uses wool, hot water, friction, and soap. When raw wool hits hot water, the heat shrinks the fibers. Add friction to push the fibers together, and soap, which creates a slippery film as well as a chemical reaction that helps the wool lock together evenly, and you get felt!

Needle-Felting:
This method is nice because it only takes wool and felting needles, and can be worked on for small amounts of time and put down easily. Basically, felting needles have tiny barbs that when poked into wool, grab the fibers and lock them together where you poke the needle. The needles come in various sizes with various types of barbs, which allows for large-scale felting down to tiny details. Most felted sculptures are made with this method as it is easy to use the needle to shape the wool into whatever you like!

Knitted Felt:
This method is a simple way to make bags, mittens, and other items that can be knitted. Just use 100% wool yarn when you knit, make sure you knit it several sizes too big, as wool shrinks when felted, and when finished just toss in the washing machine on a hot water cycle, and you get a finished product that is felted!

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