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Hello my name is IngerMaaike and welcome to my little nook of the world here on etsy. I live right in the middle of Norway a little outside a tiny town called Harpefoss. We live on an old mini farm with 3 children,3 cats.2 dogs ,husband and I. We moved here in the summer of 2008 and are still renovating and improving.
All my life has been about creating things using many different meduims over the years. From wood to fabric and so much inbetween. All of them had one red thread running between them...texture..I love the feel of a beautiful material. One day I stumbled onto a felting workshop and there it was, the love of my life! Since that day I have been working on perfecting my skill and knowledge of this fantastic and very versatile meduim. Here in my shop I offer you the fruits of my quest. I hope they please you as much as they please me.

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  • Female
  • Born on May 7
  • Joined July 22, 2007

Favorite materials

merinowool, silk, alpaca, mohair, cashmir, bamboo, cotton, linen, scrim, nature

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About

Hello my name is IngerMaaike and welcome to my little nook of the world here on etsy. I live right in the middle of Norway a little outside a tiny town called Harpefoss. We live on an old mini farm with 3 children,3 cats.2 dogs ,husband and I. We moved here in the summer of 2008 and are still renovating and improving.
All my life has been about creating things using many different meduims over the years. From wood to fabric and so much inbetween. All of them had one red thread running between them...texture..I love the feel of a beautiful material. One day I stumbled onto a felting workshop and there it was, the love of my life! Since that day I have been working on perfecting my skill and knowledge of this fantastic and very versatile meduim. Here in my shop I offer you the fruits of my quest. I hope they please you as much as they please me.

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For those who are unfamiliar with felt I shall give a short explanation of how it is made.

You start out with animal fiber, most often sheep wool.
This is laid out by pulling whisps of fiber from the roving. They are laid overlapping and then wetted down with a soapy solution.
Once the whole is wet the agitation begins, this causes the fibers to interlock.
Interlocked fibers will never come apart again.
The end result is a very strong, durable material.
Thick and stiff for slippers and mittens, flowing and soft for scarves and toys.
Different animal fibres give for different structured endresult.
Perfectly suited for all seasons as it is super light and the natural properties of wool will keep you warm when it is cold and cool when it is warm. Wool is very dirt resistant so a good airing will be mostly enough to get it all fresh again. Might you want to wash it just drop it in some lightly soapy water and swish it about a bit, rinse well and hang to dry.


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Find more pictures of my work here http://www.flickr.com/photos/ingermaaike2/

Follow my felting adventures here http://www.ingermaaike.nl

and feel free to contact me at feltbyingermaaike [!at] gmail.com

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