How did you make them? I'd love to make some too, but I'm in France for the next year and all my fiber is at home I'm sure I could find wool here somewhere though. Anyone know the french word for wool?
I like the idea of everybody making the same thing, but I don't like knitting socks, I don't really need any more shawls, and I don't really have any ideas as to what that something should be. I'm also kind of intrigued by the thought of us all making something from the same pattern (especially something like Citron which has both knit and crochet patterns for the same thing), that way we're really judging on dyeing and spinning more than on pattern choice.
That's really helpful! Thanks! So would you recommend making a bunch of small(er) pieces of felt and then sewing them together rather than trying to make one huge piece of felt? Would it be a good blanket? or too stiff?
So I have this beautiful alpaca fleece. It's a grey, chocolate brown, black fleece and it's really beautiful. Unfortunately it's not very soft, and it refuses to become yarn for me. I'm done fighting it, and so I'm going to felt it. I want to felt it maybe into a rug? a blanket? Something. I've got A LOT of it, and I just want to use it up and be done with it. I've never successfully felted something from the fiber stage (the only felting success I've had was with a spun and crocheted BFL). Suggestions? Methods? Tips? Links? Anything?