Saturday, 9 July 2011

Natural Fibre Supplies from Tasmania

My dear friend Shirley lives in Tasmania, off the mainland of Australia, 
way down south where it is quite cold this time of the year. 
She surprises me with all sorts of treats to play with. 
Recently, a package arrived with some 
Superfine Tasmanian Merino Lamb Wool 18.5 micron from 'Oatlands Handmade'
- just an hour from Hobart, some wonderful hand dyed,rainbow coloured,
superfine Alpaca Rovings from The Alpaca Shoppe
Deloraine, Tasmania 
Thanks again Shirley xxx

What is felting?

"FELT" The Essential Macquarie Dictionary meaning:

"A non woven fabric of wool, fur or hair matted together by pressure"

Fibres can be manipulated with the use of soap, water, friction and heat variations ..........or the use of barbed needles to create many interesting, practical and wearable things.

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