About Dry Felting for Adults
Batlow's Amanda McCorkindale has spent all her spare moments creating with wool.
Spinning wool and creating knitwear, crochet, embroidery and also felting with wool.
She has regularly shown her works and it always does quite well.
Felting is performed with hot water and soap on the wool, using agitation to cause the wool to felt. Called ‘wet’ felting. Hats, slippers, coats are just some of the items that can be made by felting wool. Felt is easily decorated by adding colour to the surface before the felting process.
Another method of felting is to use a barbed needle (very sharp) to bind the wool fibres together. Called ‘dry’ felting or ‘needle’ felting. 3D objects can be made with a felting needle.
Each class will create a wall hanging of trees, in keeping with our Arbour Festival.