I thought perhaps some folks might be interested in tips from Mum and I about how to make felt. So here is the first “Felting Tip” from Diva Designs. Photos from me, hands in action from Christine – Mum!
We always use white merino as a background to our felt pictures for two reasons:
First, it makes the more expensive colours go further.
Second, it softens all the colours slightly and makes for a subtler overall effect.
|hold the wool tops gently in one hand and pull off small tufts with the other hand|
|lay the tufts side by side in a row|
|add rows of tufts, overlapping by about a third, till you reach the size you want|
|lay a second layer of rows of tufts at right angles to the first layer|
Once you have two layers of white laying at right-angles to each other you are ready to play with colour!