The photo above shows the cabinet where I store
my felted wool.
I have been collecting 100% wool clothing
throughout the summer. I cut it up and wash
and dry it as shown here. This box was filled
to the brim, I find it is better to save up my
purchases and felt it all at once, that way I can
separate into different colors and still have a
good amount of wool in each wash load.
This is what it looks like after I separate the
wool after felting. That's two large tables
filled with wool.
And this is what it looks like after trimming,
pressing and rolling. I like to roll as much as
I can so there are less folds to press out when
I want to work with it. I have now started adding
a paper band around the roll to try to keep it in
place. In the past, I would just store the rolls side
by side but I found they could unroll and get
messy. I'll see how this goes...
This is a bin of wool with interfacing still
attached. If it is fused strongly to the wool,
I keep it on and use this for backings or
Here is a lucky mistake. The wool on top is
the original. A stray piece got mixed in with
the red and pink wool in the wash and look at
the wonderful result on the bottom. I plan to
add some tweeds to the red washes in the future
since I liked this so much. This is a good reminder
of how important it is to separate colors, especially
And now I'm ready to get stitchin' in
front of the fireplace.
So I have a few questions for you:
How do you store your wool?
How to you keep your wool together (like the paper band)?
Do you do anything differently as far as felting?