Friday, February 13, 2009

Felting Beads Demo Video

Here I am felting many minty beads from wool! And below you will find a video showing a quick demo of the process:
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13 comments:

  1. I love this video. It is perfect.

    You have explained everything very well indeed.

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  2. Liz -- I enjoyed watching your video and learning about making a felty ball. As you said, the needles are sharp but there's a zen-like quality to this process. I also like your scarf (did you make?). Happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. Great demo! I always wondered how those were made. While watching, I was thinking, "If I were doing that, I'm sure I would have stabbed myself several times by now."

    Is there any moisture involved? I always imagined that felting wool required: heat, moisture and agitation? (This comes from the knitterly side of me)

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  4. Wow, Woman! You have some patience on top of all that talent. I look at your bowl filled with perfect beads and I am just so impressed!

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  5. Thanks mom! It's not like you haven't watched me do this a million times :)

    Thanks Robin, yes, I crocheted that scarf

    Carolyn, beads can also be wet-felted, I have a tute for that on my sidebar. But this method, needle felting, is a dry process, the barbed needles tangle the fibers.

    Cicada, thanks!! I super appreciate your kind comments since I know how hard you work on your fabulous items ♥

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  6. Wow! Thank you so much for this video! I had no idea on how this dry beads were made. They are so beautiful!

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  7. Awesome video - do you find this is faster than wet felting? I have been making all my beads via wet felting and my hands are mighty chaffed! :)

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  8. Squash, no problem! Glad I could unveil the mystery

    *aja, Actually, I find wet felting and needle felting to take the same amount of time. Wet felting uses more wool and there's a margin of error meaning you can screw it up by getting a seam down the side of the bead. Needle felting has the risk of stabbing oneself, but it does not require standing over a sink sweating, and each bead is perfect!

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  9. Thank you for the response! Needle felting also looks much more satisfying - nothing like stabbing something over and over to work out those messy inner emotions :)

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  10. super tut,thank you lovely Liz :D glad we didn't see you stab yourself !!

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  11. p.s it so great to hear your voice, its just how I imagined, lovely :D:D

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  12. Mesmerizing to watch. I really enjoyed seeing how you make your perfectly round balls. Lots of pokes indeed!

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  13. Thanks for taking a look!

    Ann, thanks for allerting me to reupload the video!!

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