Felting Trivia – Did you know?

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  • Felting is probably the oldest form of fiber art
  • Protein fiber spins or is felted because it has little barbs which catch on one another
  • Felt will not ravel and can be cut
  • What causes felting?  Agitation and extreme temperature changes

Alpaca fiber for spinning or felting

  • Felt can be made waterproof if heavily felted.
  • Wool does not easily catch fire
  • You can felt in the washing machine (haven’t we all done this??)
  • Wool is the only fiber that will keep you warm even when wet
  • Superwash wool has been treated to prevent felting

 

 

And on that note, we are shearing the alpacas on Monday.

Happy Weekend!
Annette

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