Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thermoformable felt

A while ago I received some thermoformable felt from Dale at The idea was to have a play and send her the results.  

The felt is 90% wool and 10% polyester.  It can be shaped by adding heat.  The instructions said to pop it in the oven at 150deg C for 20 minutes.  The kitchen did smell a little like warm wet wool.

The starting piece of felt was quite thick, using my Janome needle-felter I added some merino/alpaca/silk blends and hand-stitching.  Then using various bits and pieces from the kitchen, a bit of cooking ...
felted, stitched, ready for shaping

useful kitchen items
shaping tools
end results

The bowls held their shape quite well, even before the cooking.  I might just need to revisit this interesting stuff.

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