Preparing Raw Fiber For Needle Felting
Depending on what fiber you have on hand there might be a few things you want to do before you get started.
If the fiber is dirty you will want to wash it. The process is pretty much the same wether you are washing loose alpaca fiber right off the animal, removing excess dye, or "freshening" that ball of roving that your dog unraveled across the basement floor.
If you need a color that you don't have you might want to try to dye it yourself.
If you want to blend colors or textures together, loosen up fiber that stiffened up when you dyed it or mix up the fiber direction of combed top you can card it.
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