Wet Felting With A Resist – Part I

Wet Felting With A Resist – Part I


Hi! This is Vanda and today I’m answering
another one of your questions. Now, I’ve done a couple of videos about resists
but I keep getting questions about them. Because this is such a big and important
topic, I keep answering them. Speaking of which, here’s the question for today: “What are resists and how do you use them. Now this question is very likely from someone who’s starting with wet felting and wanting to improve the technique. And this is in fact one of the most
important things to understand. As I’ve mentioned before, I do have a couple of
videos about resists but I don’t think I explain what they are in any of them. So
that’s what I’m going to do today. So what is a resist? By a definition, a
resist is anything you use between two pieces of wool to avoid that they felt
with each other. The resist is only used during the felting process and it’s
removed after the process is complete. Or rather, before you start fulling. But I
don’t want to get into that in this video. Now you can have a resist for the
whole piece (like for a hat or a bag) or for a part of the piece (like for a
pocket or a surface design). So as you can see from these pictures you have to
place a piece of a material that doesn’t felt between the wool layers if you want
to create a 3d space. In other words any 3d object starts out as a flat piece. And
for that you need a resist. Only after the flat piece is created can you shape
it into a 3d object. So now you know what a resist is. Would you like to know what
materials we can use for a resist? If so stay tuned to part two. Talk to you soon!

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