Episode 112: Fabulous Felting

Fiber never felt so good! Knitting Daily TV is felting bags, scarves and more. We’ll even use needle felting to add embellishments.

Getting Started: Felting requires a special type of yarn, Deborah Knight joins Kim to explore the possibilities.
Designer Spotlight: Meet author and designer Leigh Radford as she shows some of her latest felting projects and demonstrates the “Shibori Scarf with Shay.
How-To: Felt a bag with Eunny and Sela Smith from Fiesta Yarns.
You Asked It: Shannon Okey demonstrates needle felting to make a felted flower with Kim
Knit Along:
Kathy Elkins joins Liz and shows off different versions of the Vermont felted bag pattern

112-1 Fabulous Felting, Getting Started

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Deborah Knight is back with Kim to talk about great felting yarns. Download a list of the alpaca and wool shown by Deborah on this segment. All the yarns are available online at www.yarnmarket.com.

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112-2 Fabulous Felting, Designer Spotlight

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Author of One Skein , AlterKnits and Alterknits Felt Leigh Radford visits with Shay Pendray about her latest felted designs and the inspiration behind them. Leigh also demos how to make a Shibori felted scarf using small rubber bands and a washing machine.

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112-3 Fabulous Felt, How-To

pdfDownload Herman Felted Bag

Join Sela Smith from Fiesta Yarns and Eunny as they felt The Herman Felted Bag, a felted bag perfect for beginning felters that has a unique construction and twisted handle. This bag is made from mohair and wool, which makes a nice felted fabric with a soft look. Download the pattern for The Herman Felted Bag.

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112-4 Fabulous Felt, You Asked It

“Can you felt without a washing machine?” Shannon Okey, author of Felt Frenzy demonstrates quick and easy needlefelting using Louet’s Needle Felting Kit, available at fine yarn shops. Needle felting is a great way to add embellishment to your work, as well as make original felted pieces to stand alone.

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112-5 Fabulous Felt, You Made It

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Kathy Elkins is back with more of her shop’s fun projects to share. The Vermont Felted Bag, originally made from a handpainted wool and alpaca blend yarn, showcases the handpainted features of the yarn once felted. However, the variations shown use solid yarns, too, and showcase the knitters’ personalities. Make your Vermont Felted Bag large or small using handpainted or solid yarns, add stripes or decorative buttons. This bag allows knitters to be truly original. Download the pattern for the Vermont Felted Bag. All the bags shown can be knit with yarns available online at www.yarn.com

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