needle felt

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Nichawley77 wrote
on Jun 23, 2011 10:04 AM

I just sent away for a hat form (haven't received it yet), anyone have advice for making my first needle felted hat?  Is it possible to use more than one type of fiber for one project: in other words, can I combine wool and alpaca roving?

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IIlze wrote
on Jun 30, 2011 3:09 PM

Wouldn't it be more easier to use wet felting to make hat? In wet felting you also can use different yarns and materials. It is called nuno felting. If you will needle felt, then yes you can add different natural fibers. You can also try embroidery to sew on hat synthetic yarns and fabrics. Good luck!

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Kathie E wrote
on Nov 17, 2011 11:20 AM

Yes you can combine two types of fiber for needlefelting.   Can you blend them before you start?  Open them up and feather them together.  I can't use wool, allergy, but I do use llama and alpaca combined but I card them together.   Just don't wrap the roving around the form.   Hope you have at least a 8 multi needle.  Makes felting go fasteer.



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begunia wrote
on Nov 30, 2011 5:25 PM

Hi, yes it is possible to use more one type of fiber for one project.

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on May 24, 2012 4:16 PM

Yes You can do that with wet felting. You can also use some other yarns to make it more good.

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