2. Which Wool To Use
What Kind of Wool Do You Need?
Wool is available in an abundance. So many different sheep and with-it different wool.
Every wool felts. That is a given. Because wool has scales on each hair that make the felting process possible.
The trick is to know which wool works best for our project. Wool is measured in Microns. The lower the number in a micron the finer the wool. I would suggest using merino wool for wet felting. Especially if it is worn against your skin, like our bracelet. Merino wool is an excellent wool for wet felting. I use an 18 micron. Merino wool is available in microns for wet felting from 18 to 22 and higher. I would not go over 20 microns. The micron count is usually given when buying wool for felting. It is an important aspect.
If you cannot see the micron number written somewhere, then ask the shopkeeper. Any serious wool merchant will know what micron the wool is.
You will soon find out yourself when you start to get into felting how important the micron will become. The wool I am using for the bracelet has a micron count of 18. It is written here 18 Mic 50 g.
Merino wool is bought as Roving or Batting. Roving means, the wool fibres run all in the same direction. The wool has been brushed that way. Batting is wool that has the fibres running in mixed directions.
. Roving Merino Wool 18 Mic. Batting Merino Wool 18 Mic.
In my other course “introduction into wet felting “you can view the difference of the wool and choose what suits you. It is a free course too. I would recommend watching it.
In the resource lesson I will have links where you can buy wool for wet felting and other materials. If you have none already.