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A Lifelong Exploration of Wet Felting

[Open Access] “I learned later that what I used for my first felting project was a short staple alpaca wool. It was a testament to my tenacity that it felted together at all. The short length of the fibres meant that they took a long time to interlock with each other. In retrospect, I should have sought out bubble wrap so its texture could aid in agitating the wool I should have laid the wool out in layers to make the felt even and shrink evenly, and I should have used much less water and soap to minimize the labour needed.” Magan Wilson made her first wet felting project when she was ten years old. Here, she reflects on what became a lifelong pursuit.

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