By Oksana / April 21, 2017

Varieties of wool

Sliver - combed, unpainted, and unbleached sheep wool, without fleece hairs. This type of wool serves as the raw material for making a tops (combed ribbon) and carded wool. Sliver is also used as a basis for felting (1st and 2nd layers), with subsequent applications of wool of other colors. Sliver is sold as strands (lumps) or...

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By Oksana / April 14, 2017

10 reasons to like wool paintings

I think everybody has heard about the many benefits that artistic creation has upon our lives. The artistic process helps us to: develop our personal sense of ‘taste’ and creativity; activate our imagination, fantasy and flights of thought; acquire the ability to work with our hands, by mastering precise fingers movement and fine motor skills; and increase...

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By Oksana / April 8, 2017

What is “Wool Painting”?

"Wool painting” or “wool watercolor” is a technique used to create pictures, not by the method of dry felting, but by placing multiple colors of dry wool in layers on a quilted fabric surface, then topping it with glass. Wool Painting "Owl in the Autumn Forest" 11x14" When the fibers are compressed under the glass surface, works...

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By Oksana / March 29, 2017

How Did Wool Painting Begin?

It’s believed that wool painting came into existence in the beginning of the 20th century, in Germany. The technique of wool painting was founded by Rudolf Stainer, an Austrian philosopher, scientist, and architect. He traveled through the country’s provinces, trying to find common materials to use for creating artwork, and eventually focused his attention on wool fiber....

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