How to make a wool felt picture: beach sea
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How to make a wool felt picture: beach sea

December 5, 2019

Hi I’m Aannsha Jones. Thank you for visiting. In this video you can learn how to make it felt painting and lay out the wool in a great design, so with that said let’s get started. Making felt paintings and wall hangings is fun! I began as an artist using acrylics and painting murals. I wanted to see what could be achieved with felt. Here are some of my felt paintings. I think you’ll agree you can create anything you can imagine. Today we’re making a simple painting with simple design layout, but from here you can explore your own style. All materials for this project are listed below. Start by laying the first of 4 layers. I use white wool as it makes a nice fresh base. Layers of wool blend as they felt so for the second layer, lay blocks of color as a background for your finished painting. So orange and yellow for the sand and light blue for the ocean. Lay these rovings at right angles to the first layer. The third layer will bring more variety of shades which will give the finished felt painting more depth. If it helps look at a photo of the beach to see where the sand is lighter and where the ocean looks darker. Here I’m adding different sand shades, getting lighter where the waves meet the sand. Again the tops are laid out at right angles to the second layer. I’m still using light blue for the ocean because I’ll use a mixed roving for the waves detail in the final layer. Pat it down and make sure it is even thickness. I’m using two mixed rovings for the waves: dark blues and ocean blues & greens. The white in each roving is silk which gives it lustre, like shiny water. As you can see I’m teasing out the shades of blues and see greens leaving pale blue showing through and this creates the look of waves. Where the waves meet the shore, I’m using white roving to create the white wavy foam, then I had more dark blue to create shadow and this gives the waves depth. Next I use variegated yarn and roll it up to create the effect when it’s felted of coral and shells. Once I’ve placed these in position I use a little wool roving the same color as the sand to place over the yarn and this helps it to felt well into the painting. To create more light in the waves and on the beach I add hand dyed silk rovings and these catch the light and and add shine. I balance the dark of the ocean with a stronger burnt orange on the sand at the base of the painting. Next I add some dimensional wool and gives really gives a great ripple effect to the sand. Finally I add wool nepps to the crest of the waves to give more of a frothy look the foam. Nepps don’t blend easily as they’re already pretty much pre-felted so these need white rovings over the top to help them felt. Now ready to felt, put down netting and wet the wool right through. Carefully rub soap over the wool and begin rubbing gently so as not to disturb the design underneath. I will quickly show most of the felting process here but for full details, materials and an explanation on how to make felt, please follow the link provided. And the pinch test shows it’s mostly ready for the next stage except one little detail and I rub that the bubble wrap. Now onto rolling around the pool noodle The video: How to make felt – tells you how long to roll and how many times to turn your work to get even shrinkage. Now for the following stage: rubbing the felt and dipping in soapy water and then more rubbing. It’s ready when you achieve that lovely recognizable textured finish. Then you need to rinse all the soap out. Add 2 tsp vinegar to the final rinse and make sure the wool soaks it up. Leave it to rest in the vinegar water while you tidy up. Squeeze out the excess water gently then towel dry. Pull into shape and there’s your beautiful finished felt painting. And here it is hanging on the line. I love the colours! And here is dry. If you’ve enjoyed this video please give it a LIKE! And if you want to be notified of my next creative videos please SUBSCRIBE to my channel! This is Aannsha Jones over and out.


  • Reply Sheree Pechin March 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I LOVE this project! I'd like to see more like it!!!

  • Reply E OC May 1, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Thank you for this video it was excellent. The layering process is so well done and you make it appear so simple! Looking forward to more videos from you

  • Reply Rita Schmidt July 9, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Yes, an excellent video, and a lovely wool painting at the end!

  • Reply Olga Sokhoshko November 16, 2017 at 3:43 am

    I live in Brisbane Australia ,I want to start felting but can't decide which supplier is better .Could you please give me advice about supplyes

  • Reply Aannsha Jones November 16, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I found Highland Cottage Crafts who sells via EBay always have excellent quality at good prices with trustworthy service. And lots of choice of materials too.

    I also think there is an outlet near or in Samford.

  • Reply vickie west November 20, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    This is absolutely fascinating, I have got to try it! Excellent tutorial, thank you!

  • Reply caroline hill November 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Really enjoy watching all your videos ,a fantastic new crafting idea to try I cant wait to get started. Thank you for the inspiration to get going.

  • Reply Beth Schuler December 17, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Oh I just found you on this video, I so loved the whole piece. Where do you purchase your wool rovings and pieces and silk blends? TFS ❤️?

  • Reply Irmgard B. M. Ferreira April 5, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Wonderful tutorial. Thank you very, very much. Will love to hear about you at your next post

  • Reply Margaret Alexander May 10, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    thanks this is a great tutorial!

  • Reply pine3cone September 26, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Great instructions. Thanks !!!

  • Reply September 30, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Just discovered your channel, Angie you rock !

  • Reply н ш October 28, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Lovely job. May I ask why vinegar?

  • Reply Laura P. November 22, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Wow you are so amazing ❤️ Thank you so much for sharing your work, it is very inspiring.

  • Reply Davis Family December 8, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    My mom is obsessed with felting art, but we did not know how to do it. I bought her a kit for Christmas, and this video will help us immensely. Just beautiful work, thank you for taking the time to go through every step! ❤️?

  • Reply Leslie Hyde February 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

    I do wonder if I could do something of this sort but instead use the needle felting method for doing this type of abstract art. If anyone thinks this could be done then do let me know.

  • Reply ildi sebo February 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! It is fabulous!!! Thank you so much!

  • Reply XxGrace_PlayzxX ! February 18, 2019 at 12:03 am

    My school used this video to help us do this the other week ? So I searched this vid up and found it ? I’m really weird ???

  • Reply Naseema Hamad March 23, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing us it is amazing

  • Reply J Watley April 15, 2019 at 12:16 am

    I love it ! You explained it very well ??

  • Reply GerriAnn Lockman June 12, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you for a lovely demonstration. The picture is very well done. Thank you

  • Reply nitush1000 August 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    beautiful!!!!! thank you so much for posting this video.

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  • Reply Helena Gale November 3, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Beautiful, thank you.

  • Reply micheline menard November 3, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Thankyou for the delightful video. You make it seem so easy and inspirational. The music is mesmerizing, too!

  • Reply marta ancan castillo November 24, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Very beatifull…….??

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