How-To: Spring Prairie Wildflower Wet Felted Scarf

19 January 2022

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This scarf was inspired by early spring and summer, featuring prairie crocuses, bluebells, grasses, leaves, and berries. The design echoes handmade paper with a botanical motif.

It involves straightforward wet-felting techniques, and most of the materials are easily sourced, making this an ideal first project. The design itself is very flexible—let yourself be inspired by your surroundings, your garden, and your hopes for spring.

image description: a felted wool scarf, with different coloured wool felt creating floral designs
image description: a gravel road, with two farm buildings visible in the distance, partially hidden behind trees

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About Bethany Harris

Shepherd & Artist Bethany Harris specializes in Felting. Her work blends together her love for art, sheep, and farming. She has a University education in Art (BA Liberal Arts, University of Waterloo 2015) & Prairie Horticulture (PHC, University of Saskatchewan 2017). Valuing Heritage Breed Sheep for their soft fleeces, and the rainbow of natural coloured wool they grow, she has been raising her fibre flock of predominantly Shetland Sheep and Alpacas on the Alberta Prairies for over a decade. For more information on Felting, Supplies & Kits visit: http://www.woollymeadowsfelting.com

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