Felted Blanket #2!

This summer Pat and I felted another blanket using some traditional mongolian techniques that have been tweaked just a bit. I tried to take photos of almost every step this time so hopefully the method is thoroughly shown. Step 1: Lay the carded rovings out onto another blanket overlapping each …

Here are some photos of a blanket my boyfriend and I felted for a wedding gift this summer. Most of it was done rolled up in a blanket around a PVC pipe with soapy water. This is an old Mongolian felting technique-although they used to tie the wool wrapped around a log behind their camels. As they grazed through the plains the wool fibres interlocked together. We had to sit in chairs and roll the pipe between our feet for quite a few hours. After that part was done I added some more detail with a needle felter.ย