Category Archives: Fiber Preparation

Carding some Wool and Making some Felted Soap

After I dyed my wool last week I had to recard it into batts. I have to do this because it became slightly felted during the rinsing process after dying. I have to rinse a lot more than some people … Continue reading

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Brighter Cat Toys and Making a Few Batts

Last week I showed you the roving I dyed with Rit dyes and this week, I made them into cat toys as I needed some brighter colors. I have shown how I made the cat toys here. These definitely fit into … Continue reading

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Washing some Fleece

While looking for something else I found some unknown dirty wool. There was lots of nice curls so that’s probably why I kept them. There wasn’t a whole fleece but just a piece of one, enough to fit in a dish washing … Continue reading

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Learning to Use a Drum Carder to Make Batts

Our guest artist today is Cathy Wycliff aka Luvswool. After several months of taking a hiatus from felting–due to a work project and family health issues–I was starving to get back into it. Fortunately, Marilyn suggested a lesson in carding … Continue reading

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Carding My Green Leftovers Together

When I have a lot of little bits I like to card them together. First I pull them all into small lengths. This pictures make the wool look very blue. I think maybe because the table is very yellow. I … Continue reading

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From Raw Fleece to Carded Batts of Wool

Our guest author/artist today is Zara Tuulikki Rooke.  She generously offered to take us through the process of preparing fibers from her own sheep to use for felting. As I enjoy felting, I feel very fortunate to also be able … Continue reading

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Carding Batts

This last weekend I did some carding. I was making Monet batts. First my daughter and I pulled apart small bits of wool and mixed it up. Then onto the table and spread out ready for a trip through the … Continue reading

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