It’s no surprise that we love wool around here, which is why most of our creations are made from wool. We love it’s resilience, we love that it’s natural. We love that it can be dyed or felted. With all the various types of wool, the outcome of each endeavor is different. So, we thought we’d start a little segment here on our blog to demonstrate the different outcomes of using different types/brands of wool: Woolgathering. We’ll show you how certain wools take to felting.
We recently launched our two newest crochet patterns: The Felted Hare and The Felted Bear. You can use any type of yarn to create these items, as long as they consist of about 80% wool (though 100% is ideal). You can use any colors or any weight yarn, but your outcome will be different. We were curious about using and felting a “marbled” wool that has a sort of ticking-stripe resemblance on the skein.
So, we thought we’d share our findings with you. We used the Paton’s Classic Wool to make a little sample, and we love the outcome!
After the wool is felted, it does have a “marbled” appearance, which would make a pretty awesome creature!
We hope that our research can help you decide which yarns you’d like to (or not) use in your felting projects, and save you the time and expense of researching it yourselves.
Thanks for reading!
The Thread Bears® Crew