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Topic: Feltalong #13 Wet felted Lattice scarf (tutorial included)  (Read 11749 times)
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Weddy_in_Paris
« on: November 06, 2007 09:06:56 AM »

Hi everybody ! As promised, I wipped up a little tutorial for the lattice scarves
I assume you have some basis in wet felting, so I spare you the setting of the work place.
Let's go !


As the scarf will shrink quite a lot, please take care of working on a large table.

1-


First lay out 3 or 4 long strands of wool roving (mine were about 1,20 meter long, about one yard and one foot) leaving some space between them (10 cm or about a hand width).


2-


Lay the horizontal bands of wool across this backing.
You can place these tufts of wool as you like: straight, curvy, circular, etc
just take care that they lay flat on the backing strands.
You can leave space between them or make them more intricate.


3 -


When you're ready, pat gently the wool down with your dry hands.
Fold the net over the wool, and sprinkle the wool with hot soapy water. (as hot as you can stand it with your bare hands)
The wool must be wet through (but you dont want the water running on your feet !).


4-

Then gently rub a bar of soap over the wool.
Working with both hands, gently rub the wool with a circling movement.
Be careful not to move the wool.
After about 10 minutes, the scarf will be felted enough to be turned over.
Repeat the process on the other side.


5-

When the scarf is felted (you can pick it up all in one piece without fearing it tears appart),
place it in a rattan blind to full it.
Roll it for several minutes. Then rinse the scarf and let it dry


Here it is ! 
And now the scarf, modelled :


You can trim the borders if you want it neater, and iron it.
For myself I like its wild look !
Have fun and feel free to ask if there is something you don't understand.

When you create yours, be sure to show it off in our gallery
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208061.0
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Dizzy
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007 01:45:05 PM »

Thank you! Thank you!  I can't wait to try this!  I have a couple of ideas floating around in my head.  Unfortunately, I have company coming this weekend, and have a ton of cleaning to do.  If I hurry, I may have a chance to squeeze it in before they get here  Grin 
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007 03:59:22 PM »

Thanks for putting this together
It'll be interesting to see what people create with this  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007 04:08:59 PM »

Looks great. Thanks! How long is the finished scarf?
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007 01:50:03 AM »

Looks great. Thanks! How long is the finished scarf?
It's 37 inches - 94 cm. It shrunk about 20 % or so. You can see on the picture that it goes just over my shoulder. I'll make the next ones a little longer. This one is actually a bit to short to be tied around the neck (hmm, what about a felted brooch to hold it ?).

It'll be interesting to see what people create with this  Smiley
Sure ! As you don't have to fear to make holes, the technique is great for beginners and leaves open the imagination !
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MsP
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007 06:29:55 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial - just finished my first one; more on
the way!

Moving my photos to http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208061.0]

Really enjoying making these, though there always seems to be one intersection that won't felt...  needle felting is the answer!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007 07:46:37 AM »

I just found this thread! And this is a great project for beginners! I'm so thrilled! Would a regular bar of soap work? If not what kind is recommended? I've never seen one that big before!
Also Could someone link me a tut on fulling in a blind like that?
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2007 08:17:22 AM »

Great work Msp ! I love the second one and the blue and green !

Eliea : a regular soap bar is OK, castile soap or Marseille soap, but you can even use liquid dish soap. I'm planning to make some tutorials about felting for my new blog, I'll let you know when they are ready if you want. Fulling in a blind is easy and effective : just lay your piece of felt (soak with hot water) flat on it, roll it, tie both ends with  rubber bands or pieces of string, and then push forward and back for about ten minutes, use a towel under the blind to absorb the water and to prevent gliding. Unroll and change the direction of the piece, so it shrinks in all directions. The blind you see in the tute is a very cheap one from Ikea, from which I cut the hanging system. For small projects you can use a sushi mat. Or you can full your felt just smashing it in the bathtub / sink ! Very effective but exausting (but cheaper than an hour at the gym club  Wink) !
Have fun
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2007 08:32:36 AM »

This looks like a good project for me to make as a Christmas gift, but I'm really new to felting.  How much wool (in oz) would it take to make a scarf that could wrap ? 

Thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2007 09:19:00 AM »

Great work Msp ! I love the second one and the blue and green !

Eliea : a regular soap bar is OK, castile soap or Marseille soap, but you can even use liquid dish soap. I'm planning to make some tutorials about felting for my new blog, I'll let you know when they are ready if you want. Fulling in a blind is easy and effective : just lay your piece of felt (soak with hot water) flat on it, roll it, tie both ends with  rubber bands or pieces of string, and then push forward and back for about ten minutes, use a towel under the blind to absorb the water and to prevent gliding. Unroll and change the direction of the piece, so it shrinks in all directions. The blind you see in the tute is a very cheap one from Ikea, from which I cut the hanging system. For small projects you can use a sushi mat. Or you can full your felt just smashing it in the bathtub / sink ! Very effective but exausting (but cheaper than an hour at the gym club  Wink) !
Have fun
I would love to know when your site is up. Smiley And if you need any suggestions for what would be helpful to beginners feel free to ask me. Smiley I have yet to do any felting just tons of reading. Smiley I like to know a bit before I jump in so I know what to expect. Smiley
I'll play with it at some point. Why can't Christmas be over so I can craft for fun again?
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