The next class here at the farm is Beads, Bracelets, and Cat Toy Felting.
This will be a great introduction to wet felting …
and is as simple as adding hot water, soap, a little elbow grease to your fiber.
In this case we’ll be using alpaca fiber from The Alpacas here at our farm.
We may even use some llama fiber from our own Silver Beauty.
We may do a little needle felting to help shape the beads made from rovings.
There are a few tricks that are helpful to know.
You will be amazed at what you can do!
Here is the info on the class:
In this class you will learn how to transform shapeless alpaca and wool fibers into colorful felted balls
using both needle and wet felting. Making a felt ball is incredibly easy! You will also learn to make a variety of felt bracelets, both with the beads you have made, and other styles. I’ve added Cat Toys to this class due to a special request, and it is the same technique so we’ll make those too! Please bring a towel, and a dispenser filled with liquid Dawn soap. All other materials will be provided.
Bead Felting Kits and Cat Toy Felting Kits are available if you can’t make it to the class, but still would like to give this a try! And some good books are below: