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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.

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This is what it looks like on the bottom.

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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.

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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.

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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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