This is a tutorial for my newest Mystery KAL Decorative knits and fine Gifts.
It is very easy and quick to felt using wool fibers (not superwash). Don’t worry, If you don’t have wool fiber. You can felt a lot of the beads using knitting yarn scraps!
This beautiful leftover yarn is Super Bulky, wool / alpaca blend from my felted slippers HüttenGaudi.
The yarn felts very well! I used 3 skeins for the slippers, and have some leftover yarn and scraps. It is a time for the lovely leftovers now.
Materials for felt beads
- lefover yarn/ scraps, 100% wool, wool/ alpaca blend, not superwash.
- two slicker dog brushes
- hot water for felting and soapy
- water for rinsing
- an awl to make a hole
- a small DPN
1. Collect your yarn ends. Separate the plies.
2. Card the scraps with two brushes.
3. Roll up the wool tuft, quite tightly, as shown. Dip it into the water for a few seconds. Get a small bit of soap on your fingertip, then place it in the palm of your hand. Begin working the ball between your palms. As the ball starts to shrink, increase the pressure of rolling until you have a felt bead. Wash it with clean water to remove soap.
4. Using an awl make a hole in each felt bead. Set the beads onto a needle to dry.
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