Category Archives: Experiments

An Interesting Cowl Experiment, Part One Design

Here is the link to the pattern I used for inspiration. https://catbordhi.com/wp-content/uploads/Rio-Calina-Cowl-1.3.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2sORW3PfXAJ3hP9Rcf_ZGYJM0rMsn5kdSnELmee1ca33VxeaoSSg2HLsw When I saw it it had been shared form here.  It is a free pattern.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/knitscents/ When knitting this you do it flat and sew it together. I … Continue reading

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Prefelt and Structure

If you have been following my experiments lately, I have been trying felt rope as a base for structure. I had a request to try the same experiment with prefelt to see if there was any difference between the two. … Continue reading

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Burning the fuzz off a basket and then dying it.

I thought I would try burning fuss of some felt, a bergschaf wool basket to be precise. My son gave me his cool little cigar lighter he picked up. It worked for about 5 seconds then was out of fuel. … Continue reading

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Felt Rope and Structure Part Three

I have been continuing my experiments with felt rope and structure so here we are at part three. (Part One and Part Two, if you missed them.) I had gotten so many different suggestions that I wanted to try out … Continue reading

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Felt Basket #3

Yes, I made another felt basket. this one is with some Bergschaf Tyrollean wool I got from Lituania when it was on sale and had free shipping to boot. I don’t know if its the same as the Bergschef that … Continue reading

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3rd Quarter Challenge and Summer Poker Challenge in One.

My guild does a summer poker challenge every summer. first, you pick weaving or spinning or new this year felting. You pick 3 cards from a deck of cards to find out your challenge for the summer. The idea is … Continue reading

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Bubble Texture

My best-laid plans have gone awry, so I am going to show you a short piece I did back in 2012. Texture seems to be a popular topic so this should fit right in. Although this is an older post … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Felt Rope and Structure

I thought I would move on in my experimentation with creating structure in felt and differential shrinkage, this time using a felt rope. I’m not sure why I thought this was a good idea but I suddenly remembered why I … Continue reading

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Hat Class Starting and Some Samples

Terry Berries Popular Hat class will be running again. The price for this four-week course is £50 GBP (approx. $66 US, $85 Canadian, €56, $88 AUD, $97 NZ) and the number of places will be limited to 30 students. The … Continue reading

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Basket Mark 2 Finished.

This week I finished the basket. All it really needed was to have the handle finished and that would have been fast and easy. But a white basket is not only boring it does not fit with me. I can’t … Continue reading

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