Making felt and creating felted art has gradually taken over my life! It is very addictive and a most enjoyable art form. I use both the wet and dry felting techniques to create 2D wool paintings, as well as 3D work such as bowls, bird houses, hats, scarves etc.
Wet felting is a method of combining pure wools and other natural fibres such as silks, flax, hemp, cotton and some synthetic fibres to create wool paintings. Fibre, warm water and olive oil soap are used along with lots of elbow grease to combine the fibres to create felted fabric. Dry felting is a method whereby a barbed felting needle is used to lock these fibres together and I use this to add detail to the wet felted pictures and to form and shape the 3D objects.