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rebecnik
« on: November 06, 2010 06:33:54 AM »

I've read in a few places that rinsing a felted piece under water can make it appear smoother. I tried it with two of my felted pieces. As I rinsed them, I rubbed one very firmly and then the other very gently. Both turned out much more fuzzy looking than before! Eep! What am I doing wrong?
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010 08:18:58 PM »

To make felted surfaces appear smoother you can wet felt them-which involves warm soapy water and friction. You want to start out gently to prevent lifting up MORE fibers from the surface. Try covering the surface with some tulle or nylon netting material, then add warm soapy water. Hold the netting still on the felt surface  with one hand and just rub your other hand back and forth over the surface of the netting (you might want to soap up your hands first to get them slick). If your felt piece is flat you can also roll it in bubble wrap....check out the felt fabric tutorial I have on my blog here to see what I mean:
http://www.freewebs.com/dragonflyducky/howtomakewoolfelt.htm


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rebecnik
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010 03:27:51 PM »

What an awesome tutorial!!! Thanks much! I love it, and it's quite helpful!
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