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...










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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.

1 comments:

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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