I’ve always wanted to try to make a large piece of felt the traditional Mongolian way – by dragging a large roll of wool fibres, behind a horse, around the Steppes:
I love this film!
Anyway yesterday, with the advice of a fellow felter, Beth in New Zealand, I managed to make my prototype work – a roll of wool that rolled behind a ride on mower!
First, using a wool blanket in place of wool roving, I made my roll:
Next a tarpaulin to cover and protect
Attached to the mower with washing line ready to go!
Woohoo it works!!
Part 2 – the next thing is to do it for real, with wool fibres in place of the blanket.
Question: how long do I have to mow up and down till the wool fibres felt well?!
Hmmm….I hope to have the answer before too long.