What is Cobweb Felting? Just like the name suggests, Cobweb Felting creates a felted fabric with a 'cobwebby' texture. A cobweb felted scarf is light and airy with thin areas and even holes.
This is not traditional technique. With cobweb, wool goes in one direction. It requires unfolding and stretching wool rowing very carefully adding then various fibre. There are specific techniques of stretching wool and adding fibre. This process is not limited to particular wool type or fibre. I recommend to use either merino wool 18.5-19 microns or even thicker or Blue Lester Wool.
This is such a versatile technique. I create cobweb scarves super fine with holes and without holes and a medium weight too, with tassels or without, using silk fibre or viscose. I teach this technique in my online class, Let's Create Cobweb Scarves .
Lorelei Walden created this scarf as below taking inspiration from nature using fibre creating beautiful daisies scattered around the scarf. This scarf was created in the cobweb technique to avoid holes. The results are impressive.
If you have blends of merino wool with other fibre, then try it. This particular type of wool will create a beautiful cobweb with holes. Holes will appear where wool missing. If you look at the scarf created by Karen Smith, the holes adds a character to the scarf and do not spoil the garment.
If you want to achieve cobweb scarf without holes, then I would not recommend using blends of wool and fibre. I usually use either multi-coloured or mono coloured merino wool 18.5-19 microns. The technique is very therapeutic. Stretching wool, adding silk fibre and felting while not leaving the chair and using a small table is the unique aspects of this technique I teach in my online class. Let's Felt Cobweb Scarves. This class allows you to create various cobweb scarves either with holes or without. My students went further and started to incorporate yarns. Look at these two scarves. The first one was created by Shelley Steele and the blue one was created by Cheryl Oliver.
The possibilities are endless and I would invite you to experiment like many of my students. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
These are some beautiful results from my students. They create in the comfort of their homes having an access to my videos at any time. My students are part of the bigger community of my students. We have a closed Facebook group for my students where we ask questions, continue learning and sharing our beautiful results.
If you would like to learn this technique, then please check my online class.