This felted buttoned neck wrap is a combination of the wet-felted scarf I did using a car buffer, and another easy elegant neck wrap.
I've come to love wet felting--which is the magic of whipping up lovely wearable art out of unlikely components. It is true alchemy.
I also like wet felting because it is an art rather than a science. The results are always a mystery to the artist. With practice, you can control your results better, but part of the fun is precisely its unpredictability.
The felted neck wrap in this instructable is made out of cheap mesh fabric (from a post-Halloween sale) and various loose fibers including merino wool, bamboo and silk. I didn't measure anything in the making of this neck wrap, but here are the approximate materials needed:

A piece of mesh fabric about 8" x 48"
Merino wool roving (less than an ounce)
Bamboo fibers for use in felting (a handful)
Silk yarn (about 60 inches)

Step 1: Laying Out the Fibers

Cut a piece of mesh fabric measuring about 8 inches by 48 inches. A natural fiber mesh (e.g. cotton or silk) is best for felting, but any open mesh will allow natural fibers to fuse through it. I'm using a metallic synthetic mesh for this neck wrap.
Lay the mesh over a piece of bubble wrap with the bubble side away from the mesh (although I've done it the other way also).
Spread several layers of natural fibers onto the mesh in alternating directions. For this felted wrap I put two layers of a variegated red merino wool; a couple layers of gray and white merino wool; a few shimmery bamboo fibers in greens and yellows placed here and there; and a length of teal silk yarn looped over the other fibers. To secure the silk yarn, I added an almost imperceptible layer of white merino wool on top of it.
Good Luck, puppy!!!!
Not just super beautiful, but very practical!
Thank you! It looks itchy but is actually very soft (the inside, anyway).
Congratulations on being a finalist in the fiber arts contest!! Good luck to you!
Added to my to do list!
How does it feel? It looks very nice, but it also looks like it could be itchy?
I wore it with the mesh side out and it was not itchy. I think it would be the other way around, though. The Merino wool on the inside is warm and soft.
Very pretty! I love the texture and colors.
Thanks, Sunshine!
I love love love this! I want to try to do it!
Thank you! I wore it out shopping today and it turned heads. Fun! And easy, I promise.
That is beautiful! I just love the bamboo fibers and the teal yarn you used!
Thank you! A little bit of showiness goes a long way. : )

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