Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fabulous Felt.....

In reading Huia was reading this story in a journal called Fabulous Felt. The story was about kids that made some things with fleece (sheep skin). They died it, dryed it and made it into Felt then made some Christmas presents out of the fleece that they made into felt.
Here are the steps:

1)You have to shear the sheep to get the fleece.
2)Take it to the local fleece cleaner to get the Greece and dirt of the fleece.
3)If you don't wont it white get some Onion skins, beetroots, orange peels, lemon peels, Teabags, coffee grounds,spices and all sorts of leaves, berries and barks. Cook all of these ingredients to make some natural dyes.
4)Dye your fleece the colour you wont.
5)Hang up your dyed fleece to dry for about an 1hour and stir it from time to time.
6)Then felt it gently pull the fleece into three strips, then lay it on top of a ice cream container lid spread the next four strips for the next layer.
7)when the felt dry's you can make some cool finger puppets, purses, signs and a baby mobile.

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