Felt Lattice Scarf

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Introduction: Felt Lattice Scarf

What you need:

100 grams Merino wool in tops

400x140cm feed fabric

a ruler

Different color needlefelt

soapy water

and a dryer

Step 1: Layingout the Wool

Split the Merino wool up into long strands, and many are needed.
Now place the feed fabric down on a flat surface, could be a large table or merely the floor.

Now place your long strands of Merino wool out onto the feed fabric, in lanes with approximately 5 centimeters between them.

This should be done until an area of about 3 meters in length and 1 meter in width is covered. Expect that in the felting process creeps by about a third.

Step 2: Decorate and Prepare the Scarf

When the wool is covering the feed fabric, start to clip small pieces of the colored needlefelt off, these will be used to decorate the scarf.
The small pieces of colored needlefelt are then evenly distributed all over your work. Now take a wet towel to roll up the scarf; it is a good idea to moisten the wool before rolling to prevent the pieces from moving out of place.

Step 3: Put It in the Dryer

After rolling it in a towel lightly bind it with string to prevent it from unfolding, it should be around 140 centimeters long.
Now the roll should be soaked in water.

This can be achieved by placing the roll in a large tub, with water, and lightly hugging the roll, to allow the water to reach the innermost fibers.

Start by giving the roll 15 minutes in the dryer, after this roll it up and check if the fibers have begun to filter together, if not give it some more time.

This can vary a lot based on your specific dryer.

When the fibers are hanging together, so that you can lightly pull on it without it breaking, you are done with this step and should unroll the scarf carefully.

Step 4: Now the Felting Begins

Now the actual felting begins.


Start with a tub with soapy water, which soap you use is unimportant, but there should be enough soap in the water, so it feels greasy.

Now wet your work with the soapy water and start to toss it. At the start, this should be done very carefully, while you periodically check that the wool hasn't started to filter together in the together places.

When you have tossed it for a while, you should start to increase the force of your tosses gradually.

When the scarf has crept about 1/3 or has reached the desired size, you can start to wash the soap out of it. T

o now dry the scarf, it is vital that you press the water out and do not twist it like a rag, this could destroy it. To dry it further, you can use the dryer or spread the scarf out on a large surface.

Step 5: Final Remakes

Finally, the more you process your product, the stronger it becomes. If you stop the felting before it has crept 1/3, you will also get a scarf that will wear out faster.

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    8 Comments

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Very nice job! I love it :) I'd love to see it with different colors :)

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    JeppeH3
    JeppeH3

    Reply 1 year ago

    These are some versions using different colors

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 1 year ago

    You should consider adding these images to your Instructable so others can see them :)

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 1 year ago

    Those look great! I love the color combinations :)

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    sarawelder
    sarawelder

    Question 1 year ago on Step 4

    what do you mean exactly by "tossing it" is there a video of you doing this. it looks like something I would love and I am really keen to make one

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    JeppeH3
    JeppeH3

    Answer 1 year ago

    I have added a video to step 4 showing, what I mean by tossing ;)

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    sarawelder
    sarawelder

    Reply 1 year ago

    thank you so much!