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Wool Felt Thread and Felting –wool challenge

I am kind of the use it because i have it kind of girl.  I don't really go out of my way to purchase new notions, just for a project. I know, I know. I find out in the end that doing that sometimes is totally worth it!

I figured i would hunt around for a bit to help out on a few of the wool things out there.

Wool can be used in a few different ways.  Spun, so you can needle it {crochet or knit}…. spun thinner, so it is embroidery floss……. felted, so you can applique it… 

How about some resources for a few of these fun wool things!

Five Green Acres has a wonderful video on the process of making the wool skeins from her super happy sheep. {you can also purchase from here shop}

There is also a great interview with Mary Jo on Sew Liberated.

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Once you have that ball of beautiful wool– you might be interested in doing some needle felting–

Laura Lee Burch has some super great wool felting tutorials to help you along the way– plus, a wonderful sense of humor!

now, if you are like me you hunt the second hand stores for some beautiful wool sweaters to felt— but then you get them home and have no idea what to do next!

Quilted Strait

Quilted Strait has a great tutorial on felting wool for applique.  AND– just a heads up Quilted Strait is contributing a prize for the wool challenge!!! Oh yeah. Thank you!

my felted wool Christmas trees are pink!

And, just in case that thrifted wool doesn't match what you'd like it to– how about overdye! Crafting a Green World has How-to: Overdye Upcycled Felted Wool to Create Custom Colors

If you are looking for a series to help you understand wool felt from start to finish Betz White has a fantastic series– Wool Felt Lore

Remember– this is all for the Wool Challenge! Share your photos and at the end– there will be some prizes!! whoop whoop.  {they are awesome too!}

 

SPONSORS FOR THE WOOL CHALLENGE- THANK YOU!

PHOTO GALLERY FOR WOOL CHALLENGE

You will also have your own opportunity to make something woolie and be eligible to win some fab prizes!

Nov. 30th– first day of the giveaways!!!

Finish date:  Dec. 3rd– Winners Announced!

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