Sue Lewis

About Felting

Wet felting is a textile art form that has been practiced for many thousands of years some sources say as far back as 300-400 BCE. Felt was originally used  for hats, horse blankets, boots, cloaks and tents. It has developed today into its own art form which is painting with wool fibres.Different wool has different properties. That is why we list the different types of wool as mediums.

Wet felting is a process were wool fibers are combined through a process of layering, wetting, and agitating to form a desired felt sheet or shape. Colours and shapes are built into the layering. The wetting and agitating make the fibres swell and mix or bond together. It takes a lot of skill and hard work to produce detailed paintings.