Monday, July 27, 2009

Best Tool For Wetting Felt

I must admit that I especially love the fact that I can felt anywhere, anytime, without needing special tools.  I tell my workshop students that the method of nuno felting that I teach can be done in hotel rooms which, coincidently, are equipped with everything you need.  I know, because I've done it!  Not only in a hotel room, but on a recent Scandinavian cruise I found some beautiful wool in Helsinki and that night in the tiny bathroom of our cabin I made felt. 

However........I have always, in the many art forms I have explored, gravitated towards the best tools I could find. So hotel rooms and shipboard cabins aside, I hereby offer up:
With it I can wet down my work without disturbing the design, and use the hottest water possible without burning my hands.  I've shared this nifty tool with my students and it's always love at first squeeze.  You can find one of your very own at: 


  1. ooh, I want one and I can't even imagine having time to use it in the near future, but I do love a good tool

  2. I've thought about purchasing one, but I haven't felt like it would be worth the cost yet. I'm accustomed to using a cup and pouring gently or a nozzle sprayer and hose attached the water faucet. It is an interesting tool though and tempting because of its simplicity and size. I highly recommend the ceramic felting stone. I love the one that I have - it comes in quite handy for completing the latter stages of wet felting.

  3. Shalana, I had never heard of a felting stone, but will order one right away! Thanks for the tip! As for the bulb sprayer, the price, in my opinion, $30 USD including shipping is worth it many times over. The spray is even, very gentle and so time efficient. I can wet a scarf in a few minutes.

  4. Arlene, thanks so much for your great comments about my Bulb Sprayers! Glad you love them as much as we do here at The Fiber Studio. BTW, the green one you linked to has sold, but I do have more in stock and ready to ship.

    And hello to you, Shalana! You stopped into my shop last year while you were on vacation. (It's a small world we live in, isn't it?)

  5. I bought one of these and find it hard to use especially when working large, as you have to keep refilling it. I regret to say that it has become an artefact on my bookshelf. Seen but not used.