Perhaps you’ve tried needle felting and were unimpressed with the amount of time it took or the number of times those tiny, barbed, seemingly harmless felting needles, stabbed you in the hand. Wet felting may be just what you need in your life to save you time and band-aids! This month in our Fiber of the Month Club we sent a wooly spooktacular package of fluff to our members that included an easy DIY tutorial on making Felted wool balls as well as a gradient mitt project using Corriedale Wool Roving. Dive into our October box with us, no tricks just treats! Stick around until the end for a wet felted ball tutorial and a look at Gradient Mitts created with our NEW CREEPY CORRIEDALE FIBER COLLECTION.
October 2018 Fiber Club Box
We introduced the newest additions to our shop in our October Box, The Creepy Corriedale Collection and a luxuriously soft undyed blend of llama and mulberry silk, Phantom – 2 oz. Members received 1 oz. of 4 colors found in the Creepy Corriedale Collection: Zombie, Purple People Eater, Werewolf, and Fairy. Check out the unboxings below to see what members are saying about these fibers.
Wet/Dry Felting Balls to Make a Garland
Members received Fortissima Socka Darning Thread, a Tapestry Needle, and a 38 gauge Felting Needle in order to make a felted wool ball garland. Mix it up and add solid colors of wool with our Creepy Corriedale to make a festive felted ball garland this season! Watch our favorite How to videos below to get you started. Head over to our shop to get all the supplies needed to make your own!
Spooky Gradient Finger-less Mitts
Corriedale Wool is one of the oldest established cross breeds developed for Australia and New Zeland’s underused dryer grasslands (comparable to Nebraska climate). The fiber is rectangular and dense with an incredible crimp that is clearly defined along the full length of the fiber. The medium-long staple length of the fiber and its 25-31 micron count makes this wool excellent for felted projects and for next to skin and outerwear! Your finished yarn will be lofty and will bloom after washing.
We spun a fine single of each color found in our Creepy Corriedale Collection and chain plied the colors onto themselves to create a strong 3 ply yarn. This yarn was a heavy fingering weight when finished and for each oz. approx 40 yards was yielded. We used the mini skeins to create these Gradient Fingerless Mitts that are fantastically cozy and warm.
Quick and Easy Halloween Inspired Dye Project
Try dyeing the luxurious Llama and Mulberry Silk Blend- Phantom, included in our October box, a mesmerizing blood red color that is sure to attract a vampire in need of a cozy sweater! We used Country Classics Dye in the color SANGRIA to get this gorgeous Autumnal Shade you see above. Country Classics “no fuss” dye jars will dye up to 2 lbs of wool, silk, or nylon!
Did you get our October Box? Have you tried crafting with our Creepy Corriedale or Solid Colored Corriedale Wool? Share your experience in the comments section below and share this post with your crafty friends! 🙂