Different Fibre

I did another little fibre experiment a couple of weeks ago. I hoped to have more photos, but the light hasn’t been great again this week. Anyway, this is what I tried out:

And this is one of the locks:

I used 23mic natural white Merino, and this is the finished sample:

This is a close up of the top left where I fluffed up the fibres:

And this is how the migration looked on the back:

This is one of the felted locks:

Sorry there aren’t more/better photos, but did you guess what the fibre is? It’s my friend’s hair who gave me the extensions! I clippered it for her a couple of weeks ago and decided to see how it felted πŸ™‚

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14 Responses to Different Fibre

  1. annielynrosie says:

    That was a surprise ending to your post! Great experiment.

  2. Wow, that was a surprise ending! She must have a full head of hair.

  3. ruthlane says:

    I think you have surprised everyone with this post πŸ™‚ Great idea!

  4. Karen Penrice says:

    I am a 5 year survivor of breast cancer and a fibre artist. I saved my hair as it fell out as a result of chemotherapy. I knew that some day, I would felt a healing project using my own hair. Your project has given me great information with which to proceed. Felting is therapeutic in so many ways…thank you…

    • zedster66 says:

      Hi Karen πŸ™‚
      Thanks a lot for your comment, I would love to see your project when you finish it. It definitely is therapeutic, yeah, I do it at a well being centre and it gives a lot of people a great sense of accomplishment, often when they’re not feeling very good about themselves or life in general.

    • Karen Penrice says:

      That is just great….so many good things come out of sharing the art of felting…

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks! I agree πŸ™‚

  5. Antje says:

    Hi Zed….did I miss something? Was this real hair or synthetic? Either way an interesting result.
    Your last photo – is it felted only at the base or along the length of the lock?

    • zedster66 says:

      Hi Antje, yep, this is real hair! The lock is felted just at the base in the last photo and thr lock/ringlet is loose.

  6. Very cool. I have a friend that wants my hair for spinning if I ever cut it off.

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