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Tutorial for making felted balls?

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clevercuttlefish
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Tutorial for making felted balls?

Postby clevercuttlefish » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:33 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for a tutorial to make felted balls/beads as I'm too tight to pay £20+ for the ones I want :oops: There seems to be a lot of tutorials out there, does anyone have a tried and tested one they could share?

Gail x

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Re: Tutorial for making felted balls?

Postby sweetiepups » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:51 pm

Are you trying to make tennis sized balls or necklace size beads?

I have made both but ages ago and I can't find the tutes I used atm but will try and add them to this reply later :hug:

For dryer balls, I think it was something like The Crunchy Parent on you tube.

For beads, I found winding i up small and using hot soapy water to roll around my hands, then agitating it on bamboo mat was the most fun :wink:

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clevercuttlefish
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Re: Tutorial for making felted balls?

Postby clevercuttlefish » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:25 pm

It's the smaller necklace ones I'm looking to do. I've seen a coaster made out of them and they looked great, it takes 49 for each coaster though.... may take me a litle while I guess!

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Re: Tutorial for making felted balls?

Postby ladybird » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:33 pm

Yep, just take small amounts of fibre, roll them up, soak in soapy water and very gently roll them around in your hand. As the fibre tightens and forms a 'skin' you can gradually get firmer and firmer until you have a tight ball/bead. They take a little practice, but once you've got the knack they don't take too long.

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ImisMummy
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Re: Tutorial for making felted balls?

Postby ImisMummy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:30 am

Theres one on revelry, just titled "felted bead"!


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