Cobweb Felted Scarf Tutorial – Part the First

People seem to want to know how I make these things. I guess I’ll share, but it will take me some time, I’m slow.

First thing you need is some nice hand-dyed wool roving. Here is the roving that I dyed. I am going to felt this into a scarf. dyed rovingIt is Polwarth wool – very soft, but with a longer staple than Merino. I love it because it’s beautiful to spin with, super soft and fluffy.  I like fluffy.

If you are interested in buying hand-dyed roving from me.  I charge $5.00 an ounce plus shipping for hand-dyed Polwarth.  You only need about 3 ounces, so $15.00 will do it.

Now, I have a nice, 8 foot long table that I lay that roving out on – only I don’t use the whole table, I do a bit, roll it up and do a bit more.

What am I doing, you ask?  I’m stretching the roving out, width-wise – to start to form a scarf shape – you just keep pulling the wool gently – I usually go up and down the entire length several times. I’ll leave this for today and continue tomorrow. I have a lot of fiber to arrange. 🙂roving pulled out

About Beth Donovan

Wife. Mom. Grandma. fiber artist, goat farmer, messy housekeeper, decent cook. Oh, and I can shoot. Really well.
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One Response to Cobweb Felted Scarf Tutorial – Part the First

  1. Beth Donovan says:

    Oh, and I can dye roving about any color you might like, but dyeing is not an exact science, so the colors do vary from one order to another.

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