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Topic: Idea for wet felting technique for small balls/beads - would this work?  (Read 1149 times)
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« on: February 15, 2011 08:53:28 AM »

Hey crafster, long time lurker - first time poster. I had this idea for a way to make small felt balls last night but I'm not sure if it would work. I was wondering if you guys could give me some feedback before I (possibly) waste some time and money doing it?

The idea came when I was trying to come up with a way to make one of my own versions of this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/27121590/shake-shake-felt-ball-maker-for-making while also coming up with a way to make them in the washing machine using something other than pantyhose (preferably something reusable).

Anyway, the idea I had was to buy some of these - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TD92QU/ref=s9_simh_gw_p200_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1YZFZQC1Y2APVKQV8BGD&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846 - (those practice plastic golf balls with the holes in them - like little wiffle balls). Cut them open part of the way. Put the wool roving for the bead inside of it. Close it with a twist tie or similar. Put those in the washing machine and follow directions for the pantyhose technique.

Would this work? The only concern I've thought of so far is that maybe the holes will be too big and too much wool might escape. What think you, brilliant craftsters?
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011 01:59:13 PM »

Nifty gadget!!

The small practice golfballs you're thinking of using aren't all that expensive - why not give them a try and simply wrap them in panty hose and see how that works. The pantyhose would prevent wool from escaping through the holes, or so I think! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011 01:33:13 PM »

I think you're on to something with the wiffle ball idea.  Let us know how it works out!
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011 11:34:11 PM »

My two cents: I'd try wrapping the roving up into a ball shape first at least, and the balls might be a bit difficult to cut apart with out breaking them.

Looks like there is only one way to find out!
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