I have a ruined sweater that I'm hoping to felt, but the blend is 60% cotton, 25% angora, 15% nylon. I feel like I've heard that a sweater has to be at least 80% wool to felt.
Asked by obsessed 8 years ago
Asked by Gr8Mammy 6 years ago
a)not a bag or purse, b) that is actually useful and c) a worthy present for a friend or partner?!!?
A variety of iconic items from the past are turned into lovely felted and embroidered items by blublythemonster on Flickr. There's some amazing work here and I'd love to see them all in person. Just so that I could briefly touch them to make sure they're real. Flickr setvia bbgadgets
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
The folks over at Martha Stewart's craft department make a lot of things out of felt and thus have a lot of felt scraps left over. Kristin St. Clair had some free time and started a small project with the felt that turned into this crazy rug. To make it yourself, cut up a ton of felt strips and start rolling them up, using fabric glue to keep it all together. Repeat, repeat, repeat, and add some other shapes along the way to keep it interesting. I just FELT like crafting! via CRAFT
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
This is too awesome. These feltidermy pieces are felt versions of the classic head-stuck-on-a-chunk-of-wood taxidermy thing. Be sure to check out the full Flickr set for a lot more examples. Feltidermy Flickr set via neatorama
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
I have seen huge foam cowboy hats and want ot make the same kind of thing but from a different material.
Asked by landmanhall 9 years ago
I have an item that is crocheted. I'd like too give it the felting look. What exactly is felting? How do you felt? Can felting be done outside of the washing machine? How is felting done in the washing machine? Anyone have any idea's? Thanks
Asked by lawdog323 9 years ago
I have some stained sweaters, i.e. cannot be worn, which I'd like to felt for craft projects, but I'm not sure what will felt successfully. That is does it have to be 100% wool? If not what is the minimum amount of wool it has to contain to be felt-able? Thank you for your help.
Asked by buddydog71 8 years ago
- searching for carbon Fiver felt to use as a blanket/insulation around top half of the burner units of JetBoils, Bushbuddies, or any wood gas burner- D.I.Y. or otherwise. Use of carbon fiber felt at burner will greatly reduce heat loss to the environment, providing more heat to the pot or billy can being heated. Here, space must be allowed for additional air entraining to provide combustion air for complete burning of gases--proper shape of openings below burner top plate will allow for a soft shelled wind screen which will morph into a chimney-like structure surrounding pot or can which sits unmodified on top of Jet Boil, Bushbuddy, wood gas burner or hobo stove Note that a close fit to within as close as 1/4 will increase speed of gases/heat past pot scrubbing off heat to the pot being heated, possibly creating need to raise the height of the chimney I am using this site in hopes of some one who can find me Carbon Fiber "FELT", I am also open to any conversation on this concept / design.
Asked by big al 1048 8 years ago
Scope this post at CRAFT to learn how to upcycle your old wool sweaters into felt! Brookelyn compares and contrasts the techniques and benefits of hand-fulling vs. machine-fulling, and shows us samples of the results. Fulling is the process of turning knitted or crocheted wool into felt. So check it out, and start upcycling those old wool sweaters into new Instructables!
Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago
Asked by pxrising 6 years ago
Seaking to use carbon fiber felt to blanket/insulate against process heat loss to enviroment. can work with single pieces as small as 3 inches by 12 inches, aprox. thickness 3/8ths inch --HOPEING FOR cheap!
Asked by big al 1048 8 years ago
Hey, i was wondering if there was any cheap method of making carbon paper or carbon felt at home for use as electrodes.
Asked by LiquidLightning 8 years ago
Asked by serenajve 9 years ago
When felting a wool sweater using hot cycle washing machine method, is it absolutely necessary to dry the item in a dryer afterwards? also, should i cut seams off before or after felting the fabric?
Asked by cherishedpotato 8 years ago
I need to cover a 6" styrofoam ball with a piece of felt 8" X 11". How do I cut the felt; what glue do I use to glue it on?
Asked by whstefl 9 years ago
First of all, thank you for this wonderful class! I've made a variation of the project, a Pac-Man key ring (which I'm very proud of!). I've used 1mm thick felt, would you recommend to use a thicker felt?, I'm not sure what the difference would be.This is the photo of my key-ring:
Asked by bpadin 1 year ago
Felting, Sewing, Re-use, Re-purpose
Asked by maryelen 6 years ago
Asked by WerdnaN 8 years ago
I do a lot of needlecrafts so I have yarn scraps of all descriptions & I would like to use them in some productive way. I want to use them to wet felt into something that I could then make into a pillow or whatever. Theoretically, it should work. If anyone has any ideas or comments please let me know. thanks
Asked by teaellen 2003 7 years ago
I've been looking for this: http://www.markrobson.fr/page5/files/metisse1.jpg kind of industrial recycled felt(?) type material everywhere and I can't seem to find any source that isn't exclusively sold wholesale with insanely huge minimum bulk orders like 1,000 meters minimum or something. I really really like the look of the material and wanted to use it for home decor things like for furniture or even use as a rug and possibly clothes or something and I also of course like the fact that it's made of recycled materials. Which brings up another question does anyone happen to know if this stuff is safe for those kinds of applications or is it similar to fiberglass insulation which is actually pretty harmful to touch? I really want to use it for clothes or home decor if it isn't harmful but definitely don't have the money or even use for anything over 10 meters of this material and even that's a stretch I really am looking more like up to five meters or so at the moment.
Asked by ADIAN HERRERA 1 year ago
We have sheep and are near Chi-town if any one can answer me id be very greatful
Asked by Mirime 8 years ago
Seeking a source for remnants carbon fiber felt, will use as combination wind screen chimney internal liner to prevent loss of heat to the environment can use piece sized 4 x 24 inches-minimum. thickness 5 mm, 7mm or better if possible. carbon fiber is usually sold by the sq. yd./meter- i know that carbon fiber felt exists but can't seem to locate same, free or cheap is best, thats why i'm looking for remnant material. thanking you for your help big al
Posted by big al 1048 8 years ago
My instructions are sketchy. Can I use any non-wool thread?Should I baste the kniited material to the stuffing inside or do I need to go through the legs, arms, hedd,etc? This is my first felting project. I appreciate any suggestions? Thanks?
If you're looking at that new Fiber Arts Contest and just can't figure out what the heck it's supposed to mean, you're not alone. Traditionally we've run knitting contests on Instructables. I love our knitting contests, but I know our community is capable of doing so much more with yarn and other fibers that I wanted to open it up to all sorts of skills. The contest page describes acceptable entries as involving "Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Knitting, Crocheting, and Tatting," but I also encourage entries for tools and tips that accompany these crafts. You might notice it does not mention sewing. This is not a sewing contest. Let me repeat that: This is not a Sewing Contest We will be launching a sewing contest next week, so fret not! So my takeaway from this is to stop with the confusing contest titles, but "The Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Knitting, Crocheting, Tatting Contest" just wouldn't fit on the thumbnail!
Posted by scoochmaroo 5 years ago
You mentioned ball point pens, but I'm having trouble finding them locally (I know Amazon links are there, but I try to buy locally). What is the advantage of ball point pens over felt tip pens in this case? Will it be a problem if I used felt tip pens of the appropriate size?Thanks!
Asked by cgordon13 11 months ago
At around midnight: my wife freaked out, but it was hardly worth being frightened about. It felt like an overloaded tractor trailer barreling down the road. Just a little vibration. I am posting this, mostly for any that felt it in my area and wanted confirmation that this actually was what happened ...The local news was right on it....Some info here
Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago
I knit a cloche for my sister out of Icelandic wool and felted it and it came out too small. So I reknit it with the same damn yarn, though a bit bigger, but this one won't shrink even the tiniest bit. I've washed it (front loader, dried it in the dryer, and now I've been boiling it for 20 minutes. It's getting furry, but the stitch definition and the size are basically the same.
Asked by bearaase 6 years ago
The last Lego forum thread I started went down a storm so when I saw this Lego printer online at BoingBoing today I HAD to post it too. YouTube user Horseattack posted this video a few days ago of a printer that he made using Lego to move a felt tip pen across the page. He doesn't give much detail about how it was made or any instructions on how to do it, but the video is pure awesome. Here's what he had to say about it in the video description: "Lego felt tip 110" printer connected to an Apple Mac. This is not a kit you can buy and does not use mindstorms. I designed/built/coded it all from scratch including analog motor electronics, sensors and printer driver, the USB interface uses a "wiring" board.
Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago
I use a Dremel-clone, and it has two kind of polishers; the white felt ones and this two other type: Looks like hard rubber, and I used it to burnish steel to clean some grinding marks. It works, but I'm not sure: 1 - Must I use the polishing powder like with the felt ones? 2 - Why they have two colors, green and blue? Have they different hardness? Thanks for your time!
Asked by infob 6 years ago
Where is the pattern for the pink lady bag?? Sorry, I know it must be obvious to 1000,s but me!?