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When I was little I was always being crafty with origami, filigraan, knitting etc. Later I became creative with flowers and garding. After giving birth to two lovely daughters I became a floristteacher and I have a parttime job doing that.

My passion now is making felt by the wet-felt technique. I sometimes use the felting needles. Thanks to my friend who moved to Sweden and introduced felting to me. A fine colleque helped me with different feltingtechniques. Felting is so much fun to do! It gives me new energy in this world where everything has to be done fast. Felting is physical hard work and can take a while before it's finished. Never the less Is felting something magic every time. Colors somehow mix together and become new colors.

my website: http://www.viltalakim.com/
find me on facebook and tiwtter : viltalakim…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 6
  • Joined June 16, 2008

Favorite materials

Karded merino wool, Wool fibres, roving, water, soap, handmade felt, chiffon silk, felt

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When I was little I was always being crafty with origami, filigraan, knitting etc. Later I became creative with flowers and garding. After giving birth to two lovely daughters I became a floristteacher and I have a parttime job doing that.

My passion now is making felt by the wet-felt technique. I sometimes use the felting needles. Thanks to my friend who moved to Sweden and introduced felting to me. A fine colleque helped me with different feltingtechniques. Felting is so much fun to do! It gives me new energy in this world where everything has to be done fast. Felting is physical hard work and can take a while before it's finished. Never the less Is felting something magic every time. Colors somehow mix together and become new colors.

my website: http://www.viltalakim.com/
find me on facebook and tiwtter : viltalakim

The proces of feltmaking is as follow:

Start placing the short woolfibres in opposite directions,
Make it wet with warm water and soap,
Place another 2 layers of fibres, wet it and repeat till 6 layers are done.
Now the hard work comes: start rubbing very gently in the beginning, but more and more firm to the end. This rubbing helps the fibres decline together. After a while (mostly 3-4 hours depending how much wool)the wool is felted. Rinse the piece out and let it dry flat. It's a WET-FELTED piece now.

See more pictures of my work:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16449646@N06/sets/72157616439337206/


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Your order will be shipped by priority airmail to ensure the fastest delivery, unless otherwise mentioned in the description of the article. Unfortunately priority shipping offers no tracking or insurance. If you want your parcel to be sent with insurance, please contact me before payment and I will send you an adjusted invoice.
If you choose not to insure your item we cannot be held responsible for damaged, lost or misplaced orders.

Feel free to convo me if you have any question.

Nice explanation about making felt:
http://www.gfwsheep.com/felting/felt.html

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