Dry felting can everyone!


To diversify the gray days, dilute the daily routine, you need to have a hobby. This should be an occupation that you really like, which will help you relax in your spare time and spend time with benefits. Recently, dry felting made of wool or, as it is also called, felting, has become very popular. With the help of this technique you can create souvenirs, decorations, soft toys

To diversify the gray days, dilute the daily routine, you need to have a hobby. This should be an occupation that you really like, which will help you relax in your spare time and spend time with benefits.

Recently, dry felting made of wool or, as it is also called, felting, has become very popular. With the help of this technique you can create souvenirs, decorations, soft toys. There is nothing difficult in this work, and therefore it is quite easy for beginners to master dry felting.

The process consists in entangling the wool fibers among themselves, which, being compacted, turn into a felt mass or felt. Felting tools are special needles with notches.

What you need for dry felting?

In the shop for needlework you can buy non-spun wool and needles of different thickness. In addition, you need to buy a foam sponge thicker. We take it in order not to accidentally prick a table or fingers with a needle. If your product should be voluminous, it is better to replace part of the wool with a synthetic padding, as it is much cheaper. The very basis of the product can be made of padding polyester, and the shell - of wool. Keep in mind that with dry felting about a third, wool shrinks, so the starting material will be larger than the planned size of your product.

So, get down to work. To do this, we take a sufficient amount of wool, form an approximate shape of the future product from it (for example, if you have a bead, then we roll a ball out of wool), put it on a foam sponge and proceed to felting. This is done quite simply: poke a needle into a ball of wool and turn it slightly. The needle, clinging to the wool fiber notches, entangles and seals the wool.
Be careful, because felting needles are quite sharp. Puncture carefully to avoid injury. No need to beat with a swing - so you can break the needle. In no case should not keep the workpiece on the weight. Start dry felting with large needles, and as you seal the product, replace them with thinner ones. The needle must be kept strictly perpendicular to the plane of the product, otherwise it may become entangled in the wool and break.

If the product consists not of one, but of several parts, then first pile each part separately, and only then with the help of a small shred of wool it will be possible to lay them together. If you are making a children's toy, then for greater strength of the finished product, parts can be sewn and the threads hidden by laying on top of them with wool.

It may happen that in the process of felting unevenness is formed. This is easily fixable! You just need to hang some wool on top. This felting is good and good - if you make a mistake, you do not have to redo the product again, everything is corrected fairly quickly and simply.

Dry felting is best to start with the most simple products, for example, with beads. When you are well mastered the technique, you can proceed to the manufacture of more complex items.

Dry felting is convenient because it does not need a lot of space. It can also be combined with other activities, such as chatting with friends or watching movies. And this lesson allows you to implement almost any creative venture, you only need to get colored wool and take time. In addition, felting is a great stress therapy. This process is very soothing, and the joy of the product made with your own hands, for a long time uplifting.