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New Tool!

Last weekend my husband made me a new tool to use while wet felting. I love that I can show him a picture, and he can make it happen for me. I’m not really sure what this tool is called. I used it for both the initial felting and some of the fulling.


This is what it looks like on the bottom.


Here it is from the side. The handle is repurposed and very comfortable to use. The body is a wood scrap left over from another project. The flattened marbles are held on with an exterior latex sealer.


This tool cut down the felting time significantly. It is fun and easy to use. It gives me the freedom to do much larger pieces than I have been willing to attempt in the past. Making a shawl seems feasible instead of daunting.


It also made shaping this hat(well it will be a hat someday) much easier.

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My husband made me a beautiful set of combs. I am really enjoying the results I get when using them to process fiber with a lot of organic matter.

My new combs

My new combs

We based them (more or less) on a blog post by Moonsong Ranch Alpacas. Sadly, I can’t seem to get any of their links to work for me any more.

I will be away again for a few days. Our son got a big promotion, so we are traveling to be there for his pinning ceremony.


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