Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Felting Time

While Granny Squares are not my favorite thing to crochet, I am excited about felting them into a groovy handbag. It's been a long time since I've felted (or fulled) anything fun. Hats are my favorite thing to felt, but I'll be making mittens, purses, slippers, and more. I think I'll get an electric tea kettle to use down stairs. My water is hot, but it doesn't stay hot enough and I like to add a kettle of hot water to it as it cools down. I was making myself nervous carrying a kettle of boiling water down the stairs.

Crocheting or knitting something and then felting it in hot water is my favorite form of felting.
Wet-felting is fun, but I tend to make a huge mess! Needlefelting is something I'd like to do more of. I've never been "artistic" in the drawing or painting sense, but needle felting seemed to coax the creativity right out of me. It flowed so easily as I painted with the wool. So, I'll be working with some raw and colorful fibers very soon!


PoetessWug said...

I crochet like a mad woman, but I've never even heard of felting things you crochet!!...If you live long enough...and I have!...you're bound to learn something new I guess! LOL {Actually, I learn something new almost every day!}

Jane said...

Very fun! I have never tried needle felting but it looks like fun. I'll enjoy watching your creations emerge. And be careful with the water!

LazyTcrochet said...

Here's a favorite post about mittens that were crocheted and then felted... http://lazytcrochet.blogspot.com/2009/11/warm-woolen-mittens.html

knittingdragonflies said...

I love to felt also. I've never felted granny squares, I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Anonymous said...

Is it tough to felt when it's so hot out?

LazyTcrochet said...

No, actually I prefer to felt in the summer. I can lay things out to dry easier. Although, I do have a woodstove to dry by in the winter. I've assembled and felted the bag, will post pics soon.