Author Archives: zedster66

New Samples

I’m going to do workshops at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry MakeFest in August, so I wanted to make a couple of felt samples to get an idea of how much wool I need to order for supplies. I … Continue reading

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2nd Quarter Colour Challenge

I thought I would play around with a digital painting of mine, for Ann’s 2nd Quarter Colour Challenge. I started off using Photoshop. The first filter I used was Median, I wanted to get a simplified version of the painting: … Continue reading

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Karakul

I was hoping to get some time for felting yesterday, but I had vertigo and felt rotten so I’m posting some pieces I made a few weeks ago. I got two different Karakul batts from wollknoll, one is just Karakul … Continue reading

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First Quarter Challenge

I thought I would try blending some tints and shades for the First Quarter Colour Challenge. And yes, I did have to look back to Ruth’s post, I wanted to say ‘lights and shades’ :) I chose pink Merino because … Continue reading

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Dutch and Russian Wool

I got some ‘Yellowish Dutch Wool‘ from wollknoll, 34 mic ‘not suitable for felting’, it said. It seemed to felt fine for me: I don’t know what breed it is, I’d guess Texel, maybe someone who’s bought it knows? Here’s … Continue reading

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More New Wool

I got some wool tops listed as ‘Arctic Fox’, no other info about what the wool breed might be, just that it is 25 micron. It feels really soft, a lot like Bluefaced Leicester, and it felted really nicely too: … Continue reading

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Fox Sheep Wool

I ordered a lot of ‘new to me’ wool from wollknoll recently. I still haven’t had chance to open all the bags and look at them, but I did get a chance to look at a few the other day … Continue reading

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