Superfine Wool Fibers
Space Dyed Superfine
Treetops Wool &
Treetops Wool &
Silk Fabric for Nuno Felting
Butterfly Silk Fabric
Habotai / Paj Silk Fabric
Georgette / Tissue Silk Fabric
Neck Knacks Kits
Bag of Bits
Nuno Scarf Kit
Ruffle Scarf Kit
Beginner Felt Kit
Books on Felting
Pre-Felt and Silk
Space Dyed Roving
Order wool and needles from us!
are a great way to try a number of colors.
Felting Batts! We
now stock Merino-Corriedale batts in 6 natural colors.
Try our NEW Felt Kits!!!
Color Palette Take a look at the entire color
palette of our 100% merino roving
This palette is
available NOW! Approx 1lb and contains approx. 22"
of all colors. Buy Now
this page showing some beautiful scarves and jackets. If
you would like a workshop for scarves, contact
Outback Fibers sells imported Australian
sheepskins. These are great as throw rugs and baby mats.
Laminated felt is the term used to describe the process of
encasing a layer of woven fabric between two layers of fiber, or conversely, a
single layer of fiber between two layers of fine woven fabric. This enables a
felter to use fewer layers of wool while producing a strong but fine felt
fabric. The woven fabric should be lightweight, natural fiber content, with a
fairly open weave. Suggested fabrics could include cotton cheesecloth, fine
cotton voile or gauze (sometimes called sari material), silk gauze or certain
organzas. Fabrics can be dyed before using to create additional interest. This
laminating process (also referred to as "nuno" felting) gives strength
to the felt, making it ideal for garment construction such as jackets and vests
where you want to cut out the pattern pieces and sew them together. The
laminated felt produces a thin fabric that is not overly bulky when sewn
together at the seams. It also allows for gauzy, drape-able scarves and wraps to
be created. For a very flexible fabric, try using a lycra stretch mesh or
stretch lace between the layers of fiber. Stretch the fabric between the layers
of fiber, and release as the felt begins to shrink. For visual contrast, wool
fiber does not need to cover the entire surface of the woven fabric. Shrinkage
by the wool fiber will draw up the adjacent fabric creating a puckered or
shirred effect that can be quite effective.
Jill is available for teaching Outback
Felting Workshops to a group or
privately. Please call or email for more information.
discerning Fiber Artist's complete source
for merino wool roving, pre-felts, and silk fibers
Box 55, Coaldale, CO 81222
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