My love affair with felt continues. Yesterday my delivery of fibres and equipment arrived from Germany, seventh Heaven! Already I have managed to create 2 new scarves and tonight I will be tutoring again, probably do some really light and supple marino creations. Have now attended the Artlinks morning on blogging for beginners, I hope I can put it into practice.
Carmen lent me her sander (yes a Black and Decker sander) and I have been playing around with it at the early stages of the felt making process. You need to be careful to have a light sheet of plastic between you and the fibres, otherwise the holes in the plate of the sander will suck up the wool or silk. Last night I made a Nuno felt scarf and also tried to use some prefelt cutouts on top of Bheda wool, a course wool that felts really well. The prefelts were not make from 100% wool and the sander definitely helped to secure them into the feltmaking process. Will keep you updated.