Cobweb Felted Scarf – Part the Second

You will need some plastic. You do not need bubble wrap. I got some plastic sheeting that is fairly sturdy – probably 3 or 4 mils thick – from Home Depot a few years ago.  The stuff will last forever. I cut it into pieces that are easier to handle. The piece I use most often is 40 inches wide x 90 inches long. I fold it in half so it is 20 inches wide x 90 inches long. Then I put the roving on the plastic and pull it out a bit further – so it is almost as wide as the plastic, but not quite.

roving on plastic

Then, you will also need water.  I like this little pump sprayer – Solo 418 One-Hand Pressure Sprayer, 1-Liter – as it makes a more gentle spray than most pump sprayers.

I start spraying the roving with water – I go about 18 inches at at time, and I squish it gently with my hands to get the water to soak in better.  You can, on this first wetting, add a tiny bit of Dawn to the water to help the wool absorb the water.

As the wool roving gets wet, I start to add some embellishments.  In this case, I’m adding some tailspun yarn I spun that is the same color blue as the blue stripes.  I add it after I wet down the wool, and then I make sure that the yarn is also wet. wetting down and embellishing

Then I start rolling the scarf up in the plastic – I just fold maybe 3/4 to 1 inch over the wool to start, and I start to roll it.  Then I do more wetting and embellishing and then more rolling.
starting to roll as I wet down and embellishI continue on until I have wet down the entire piece.

More on the next post.

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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  1. Pingback: Cobweb Felted Scarf, the final chapter | Castle Argghhh

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