what's new to me

My exposure to Etsy, "Your place to buy and sell all things handmade", has opened my eyes to a whole new world. The obvious is that I am open to all kinds of neat things to purchase. My purchases have included reusable produce bags, lip balm, note cards, a scarf, and some soap. I admire purses and totes, jewelry and paintings.

But Etsy and her sellers have sparked a renewed interest in craft. I have always wanted to sew and crochet, and I own a sewing machine for whipping up quick fabric creations. But I had never heard of "felting" before now, nor had I known that such adorable doodads could be made with felt. To me, felt is a material for school children.

But now I see felted bowls, needle felted beads...


So much fun! So much potential!

True felt is made from a natural fibre, usually wool, through stimulation combining friction and moisture (or by using special felting needles). Essentially, the structure of the natural fibers is tangled and bonded...forming felt.


Lune Vintage said...

I think Etsy has really inspired many people to believe in what they can make. I still can't believe there are so many people out there that don't know about it by now!

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