Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Making a new blanket
in pale green and blue. For the first piece I grabbed purple because I have a lot of it. This is a merino wool that I purchased from Outback Fibers.
I tried a new technique for this. I have a Feltcrafts felt rolling machine that I purchased used.
Once I had the piece layed out, wet down, and rolled up I put it on the rolling machine for 20 minutes.
When I unrolled it the fibers were already going through the silk. I felted it a bit more by hand, then tossed it into the dryer on air fluff with a towel. It did the rest of the work for me. I was able to lay out the next piece while waiting for the first to finish. This is the back side of the piece.