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Ruth Walker, Feltmaker

Colorful, Highly-textured, Hand-felted Accessories of Hand-dyed Wool, Permanently Moth-proofed

In the immortal words of "Singin' in the Rain" screen star, Lina Lamont,

"If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as if our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'."



Ruth E. Wiedenhoeft Walker  
Ruth Walker, feltMaker  
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Exuberant Band Care
This wild-looking, two-ounce hat-band or collar is one of the simplest of ‘collapse’ textiles, composed solely of a hand-spun skein of single-stranded yarn. Each strand of any yarn is unbalanced on its own, and seeks to untwist. Plied yarns and threads are balanced by virtue of two or more singles “untwisting” around each other, reaching equilibrium: pure physics. However, there is only one continuous strand here. When released from tension, the whole skein collapses because the stored energy in the twisted yarn forms local double-stranded events. (Much like you would in a lively, sinuous game of Twister.) ©2001 Ruth Walker, Feltmaker www.feltmaker.com

The Taming of the Skein: The Taming of the Skein: Portions of the yarn may get caught on rings, fishhooks, or stray pacifiers, and the whole skein may look irreversibly messy. Do not despair!

  • • Hold the constriction with one hand.
  • • Insert your other fist through the opening next to your first hand;
  • • pull your hands apart gently.
  • • Allow them to come together, and the whole skein will follow, evening itself.
  • • You may need to pull apart gently two or three times.
  • If a portion remains stubbornly knotted, cut off each end of the knotted strand just next to the constriction.
  • To Wash: (Do not dry clean; do not agitate.) Place in lingerie bag and soak in cool water with 1 Tbsp shampoo. Gently rinse. Spin out or blot dry in towels; block to desired shape. This will also refresh the springiness.





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    Ruth Walker, Feltmaker
    Colorful, highly-textured hand-felted wool accessories for head, hands, hearth, and home; permanently mothproofed.

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    Schedule: Future, Present & Past  |  Inquire within  |  Suza Designs With Ruth Walker, Feltmaker  |  Establishments of Availability  |  "Brim with a Twist" Examples  |  Purse with Two & One-Half Pockets  |  Ever-Insulating Teapot Domes  |  From the Asteroid Belt: Planet Pincushions  |  Good Golly: Great Balls O' Felt!  |  What to do If: Care Index  |  Workshops & Demonstrations  |  Useful & Possibly Even Educational Links  |  Felting a Life  |  Your Comments, if You're Not Too Shy  |  Contact Information



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