Have you ever felt wool? It’s not too soft or too hard, it’s just right. wool is a versatile fabric that can be used in many different projects. In this post, we will show you how to unfelt wool.
Step 1: Remove the Wool from the Ball
If you’re looking to wear your wool sweaters in the near future, there’s one step you’ll need to take first: removing the wool from the ball. Wool is made up of individual fibers and removing them one by one can be a tedious process.
If you don’t want to take the time to do it yourself, there are a few methods available.
- One is to use a wet washcloth and run it gently over the ball of wool until all the fibers have been removed.
- Another option is to place the ball of wool in hot water and use a scrub brush to remove the fibers.
- Whichever method you choose, be sure to dry the ball thoroughly before wearing it so that any moisture doesn’t cause damage to the fabric.
Step 2: Soak the Wool in Water
It can be a little tricky to remove the wool from the felt. You will need to soak it in water for a few hours or overnight. The water will help loosen the wool and you can then start peeling it off.
Step 3: Shampoo the Wool
If you want to remove all the felt from a wool sweater or coat, you’ll need to shampoo it. Wool is made up of thousands of little fibers, and soap will work its way through all those tiny gaps and remove the felt. It’s a bit tougher on the coat’s fabric, so be prepared for some lint and dirt to come out with the soap.
You can either take it to a washing machine or do it yourself in a sink with some cold water and some gentle soap. Just be sure to rinse everything well before putting the garment back on your body!
Step 4: Spin the Wool
It’s time to spin the wool! This final step will help the yarn wind up nice and tight, making your knitting project look its best. To start, find a sturdy spindle and place the wool into it. Now turn the spindle around and around as you would a wheel of fortune.
Keep going until the wool is sufficiently spun – it should be very smooth to the touch. If you feel like it’s not spinning quickly enough, give it a few more turns! Once your yarn is spun, take it out of the spindle and admire your handiwork!
Step 5: Weave the Wool
When you’re done with the felt process, it’s time to weave in the new wool. To do this, find a long piece of yarn and tie one end to the top of one post and the other end to the bottom of another post. Then, weave the yarn around both posts in a zigzag pattern.
When you get close to the end, tie off the yarn and cut it close to the posts.
Unfelt wool is a great way to add thickness to your projects without using a lot of fabric. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial!