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Felting Wool

The Good Yarn have a a wonderful range of felting wools and fibres.

What is needle felting?

Needle felting starts by taking a small amount of wool and continuously stabbing it with a felting needle. This process pulls the wool into itself, creating a ball of matted fibre.  By doing this  over and over while turning the wool it continues to pull wool into itself and the wool and with its tiny scales, it locks together. Continued stabbing and turning results in a firm round shape. Once there is a basic shape to start with wool is added where it is needed to form a sculpture. You can also use wire to help form the shape.

Best Wool for Felting

The most popular wool and fibres for felting projects are our merino and corriedale wools. They come in a huge variety of colours as well as multiple different sized packs.

What is Corriedale Wool?

Corriedale wool has a defined, even crimp and is smooth and easy to spin or felt. You can spin a fine to medium woollen, worsted or semi-worsted yarn. Corriedale will bulk after washing and has good elasticity. It is ideal for baby wear, woven, knitted, crocheted or felted garments. Is it the most versatile wool, making it perfect for needle felting projects. The colour range is exhaustive, which means you can create woollen felting projects until your heart is content.

What is Merino Wool?

Merino wool is sought after the world over. It is known as the world’s finest and softest wool. Its natural benefits are so great that no other fibre – natural or man-made – can match it. It is the perfect wool for those special needle felting projects, that require that extra little something.