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Topic: First attempt, Felted bracelet (with tutorial)  (Read 1941 times)
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« on: February 08, 2010 05:20:35 AM »

I went on a trip to London at the weekend and was filled with inspiration, when I got back I had to try out felting as I saw so much of it in Camden Market. I was surprized at how easy it is to make the beads. FOr those of you who are in the same boat as me and just begining, this is how you do it:

Take a small amount of raw/roving wool and fluff it up by pulling apart the fibers.
Roll in into a loose ball and dunk it into some hot water with a small amount of liquid soap in it.
Keep rolling it about in your hands untill it becomes small and tightly packed.
Let the bead dry on a towel.

I strung them together on a ribbon to wear as a bracelet, you may need some pliers to pull the needle through the bead.

Ta da!

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010 06:09:07 AM »

oh cool--I did not realize how easy it was to make them--I usually buy them!  I will have to try it!

I like your bracelet and I have seen some cute necklaces done by others as well...

I was wondering though, if the felt absorbs skin oils and sweat...can you wash the item if it get yucky?
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