Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Felting Obsession Continues

I'm still in my wet felting craze. Recently I ordered some Optim Merino wool fiber. I can't describe how soft this is!! Optim is Merino that has been stretched to make the fibers even finer. It's really silky and even shiny. I've been working on doing a wet felted scarf with it. The first try didn't turn out like I had planned.



See?

Then the folks at the Felting Forum encouraged me to do something with it anyway, so I took a piece of the "scarf" and used it in a needle felted picture.

I called it a "Great White Octosquid" since it had too many arms to be a regular octopus.

But the Optim was so soft I couldn't give up on it, so I gave it another try yesterday. This time it looks like an actual scarf:

Optim Merino Wet Felted Scarf

If you have any kind of interest in felting, you might want to check out the Felting Forum. There's lots of great information and felters from around the world that are really helpful and encouraging. But be careful...you might develop a felting obsession! :)

2 comments:

Marie said...

Wow. I just love the way the scarf came out. It looks so soft and pretty.

Brenda (Prairie Daisy Handspun) said...

Thank you! :)

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