Saturday, February 6, 2010

Felted Pottery!


Hollow wet felted pottery! The Tuesday and Friday knitting groups were intrigued by this idea and looked to me to come up with a class. I was excited by a challenge and found a ball went right home to try my hand yet again at wet felting by hand. After about 10 minutes (probably not long enough) of soapy water and wet wool that was starting to felt but still not looking like much, I was getting bored and irritated by how messy it seemed so I tied it into a lingerie bag and threw it in with the next (small) load of laundry. It worked great! I let it go through the whole cycle and when i took it out I cut the top off, popped the ball out and this is what was left! Tonight I plan on trying it again to improve my technique and make it thicker and larger... 4-square ball here I come!

3 comments:

AmandaMay said...

whoa. love this so much. so the wool is wrapped around a ball, and then the whole thing is tied up and thrown in the washer? do you think it would work in a pantyhose leg? hmm, I see plans flying out the window and felting happening instead...

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Ewetopia Farm Fiber CSA said...

Pantyhose work, but i have had bad experiences getting the hose off the felted ball!