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Thread: wool wall hanging

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    wool wall hanging

    Put this wall hanging together with wool from thrift shops! Had fun looking for wool and felting it. It's definitely the way to go to get a good wool stash.
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    very nice, I'm just starting to do wool and it is so much fun. the hunt for the colors is like a scavanger hunt

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    Great job!

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    Love the wall hanging

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    Beautiful, great job.

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    Very nice. How did you felt the wool? Been wanting to try that.
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    Beautiful! really great job!

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    Love the wall hanging
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    oh i LOVE!!! your wall hanging---
    i love love love working with wools and you are right the thrift stores are the place to get your stock! when it is running anywhere between $20 & $60 a yard on the bolt! i have 2 good sized totes full of (recycled) wools- some overdyed- some left natural- all wonderful!
    the blocks kind of resemble the Sue Garmen bom they did on the quilt show a couple years ago---is it by chance one of her patterns? i know hers was done with needle turn applique- but i always thought they would be wonderful in wools! if that is one of the patterns you used it does let me know i was right---fabulous in wool!
    great job!!!
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    Very nice. How did you felt the wool? Been wanting to try that.
    simple----put in washer with hot water- small amount of detergent---use a regular or heavy cycle---agitate well- i usually reset the cycle 2 or 3 times before letting it spin out-
    then rinse in cold- toss into a hot dryer---when it comes out it is ready to cut up & use how ever you want- with no raveling edges...
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I'm on the hunt for wool from thrift shops. I don't know what I'll do with it yet.

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    It's just beautiful. Have never worked with wool. Need to add that to my bucket list. What do you use for batting when you work with wool?

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    Beautiful job.
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    I love wool projects. Is your background wool overdyed or did you find it in that color?

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    Awesome work.
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    very pretty!!!!
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    Oh, that's really nice!
    So, bear with me if this is a silly question, but do you buy clothing that is 100% wool?
    Thanks always for the info.
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    It came out lovely. I love working with wool, it is so easy. And almost all of my wool stash came from Salvation Army stores or garage sales. I use 80%-100% wool. Most comes from clothes. I found out the hard way to be careful, you don't want heavy wool coats that when you felt it-it becomes really thick heavy wool. Good luck to all who wish to try wool, it's fun.

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    I've been wanting to try felting, but I suspect I'll have a hard time finding much in the way of wool at local thrift shops here in Southeast Texas!

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    for my wool quilts i use regular cotton batting- generally either dream cotton or hobbs heirloom-i also used flannel backing- came out beautiful- but it would depend on how heavy you want your quilt to be- a wool quilt is pretty heavy- you do not necessarily need a batt if you don't want to use one. i used a fabulous benartex double sided flannel which was a dream to work with and really made my quilt very soft/fluffy/warm/fabulous! i buy 100% wool items take them home- deconstruct them & toss them right into the washer- generally i add very very hot water(heated on my stove) along with the hottest water from my tap- and i use a regular/heavy agitation cycle- starting it over 2 or 3 times before letting the washer drain---with a small amount of detergent---then a cold rinse- then into the hot dryer- the wools come out fabulously felted & ready to use- i over dye some and use others as they are- the ones that come out really heavy---thicker than i expected are used for special appliques and rugs- i love wool rugs almost as much as i love quilts (almost) my wool quilt has been washed/dried a few times now and comes out wonderful- i believe will be around for a long time after i am gone.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Great pattern, too! I love wool!
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    WOW! Very attractive!

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