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« on: March 10, 2013 06:44:35 PM »

Hey everyone! Felting newbie here. Smiley Just wanted to ask, is it at all possible to felt animal figures out of wool that's already been spun? The wool in question is a Rowan brand, 100% merino wool. Pictures attached below.

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013 09:55:39 PM »

It's probably not *impossible*, but it would have certain difficulties. To make it easier, you'd need to "unspin" the wool in question. Is there a particular reason why you want to use this spun wool??

Do you have some carding brushes (or 2 wire dog brushes) around?
Trying cutting your spun wool into 1.5" lengths and card with the wire dog brushes - That ought to unspin the wool and make it easier to needle felt.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013 08:44:07 AM »

Thanks for the tips, Harlan! I've tried unspinning the wool, now just doing some experiments to see if I can actually make anything out of it. ^^ I just really like the colours in the yarn, and they've been sitting in my cupboard for so long I thought I could try doing something with them.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013 03:24:37 AM »

Hope your experiments are successful and that you'll be posting photos so we can see what you've made!!

I do agree that the colors are lovely!! Just the sort of yarn I would buy!!  Cheesy
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