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Felted Locks Collar Tutorial. Wet felting tutorial. Felted locks collar. Neck warmer. How to felt wool curls. Making merino and raw wool fleece scarf. PDF e-book pattern.
You will get a PDF book with 110 step by step photos, directions and tips on 55 pages (large clear shots) plus a pdf file of template to print out and tape together. There are two template files in the downloads, one for paper size common in USA (8 by 10) and second for standard European size A4. I hope other countries use one of the two :))) P.S. (March 13th 2017) I have added two more files where the pages are in the printing order for those who might have had hard time printing from original pdf layouts. Thank you!
If you haven't any felting experience I would suggest to start with another collar I have tutorial for:
Materials and tools used:
1. Raw sheep fleece or pulled locks – you will need at least 7 oz (200 gram) of unwashed pulled locks. If you are purchasing a section of raw fleece, please, ask the seller for photos. Not all parts of fleece will give nice usable locks, it fact only about half will. The collar I make in this tutorial has natural colored (black) Wensleydale sheep fleece being used. I added photos of collars I made with Masham and Lincoln Longwool at the end of this tutorial. Other longwools like Teeswater, Leicester Longwool and Cotswald can be used.
(here are some locks for sale, that seem a good deal if you would like to try out this tutorial without having to deal with the whole fleece https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/508716243/teeswater-raw-wool-long-locks-12-in-35
2. Extra fine or fine merino wool for collar base. 1 oz (30 gram) is enough though I always recommend to have a bit more on hand in case your layout turns out slightly thicker.
3. Optional. Decoration fiber such as silk fiber, dyed or natural.
4. Bubble wrap approx. 100 by 70 cm, two pieces. (40 by 30 inches) Plus a small piece about 20 by 30 (8 by 12).
5. Garbage bin liners or painter’s plastic film. 50 by 90 cm or larger. Two pieces.
6. Pool noodle or kitchen rolling pin.
7.Household items: dish soap, bar soap, empty large cap container, flat sponge or old tea towel, old bath towel, gloves (for picking fresh produce at supermarket, for hair dyes or other gloves that slide on wet surface) – those are optional but very useful if you can find them, available sink or bowl, wool laundry detergent, laundry or hair conditioner.
P.S. I have been asked questions whether I use resists when making my collars. I decided to make an addendum to the tutorial to show how to use one to make double ruffle on the collar. Same principle will apply should you decide to make double row of locks. Happy felting! You will download both in one file. (if you purchased the tutorial before I added it, please, write me a line with your e-mail and I shall send it)
I would like to request to mention this tutorial and provide link to this listing on etsy when you share your collar on social media or offer it for sale.
by Nadia Szabo, LunaviFelt Studio, Budapest, November 2016, all rights reserved, no parts of this tutorial may be reproduced and/or published without previous consent.
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