Wool felting has been allowing humans to make great stuff from raw wool for years without having to weave or sew. It is certainly the easiest way to make wool garments when you don’t have tons of fancy equipment. The basic idea is to make the item you want by piling the wool onto a surface it won’t stick too. Next you add soap and water (warm water is better) and agitate for a very long time. This locks the fibers together into a surprisingly strong fabric. Below is a couple of projects I completed at ROOTS school in VT.
My completed arrow quiver. (Winter Camo):
My completed cool Winter hunting cap with fold-down ear flaps:
Step 1: Wash the wool and “pick” it.
Step 2: Card the wool with this handy-dandy carder:
Step 3: Lay out your bad-ass quiver:
Step 4: Pour warm water over it:
Step 5: Build the inside and then pour water over it again.
Step 6: Roll it up and agitate agitate agitate.
Here is the agitation step for the hat (on a bouncey ball).