We used to have the company of Paula Shasta the fiber artist at our shop and she is most practiced at felting. Her favorite yarn was Kureyon by Noro and no wonder, such great colours! Here is a Noro felted Seven Circle Necklace.
very very fully felted
the striking colours of the Noro yarn are wonderfully muted and blended
as a bonus, the felting makes the necklace a warm and windproof scarf.
This capelet is also knit and felted by Paula then decorated with flowers. The design is from a past issue of Interweave Knits I believe. Any body out there remember the back issue, please let us know.
I made this study purse myself out of the Tove using the honeycomb stitch and based on the Booga Bag.
My understanding of felting is that you can no longer distinguish the stitches or weave of the fabric. If you can still discern the threads the article is said to be fulled. Success with felting is helped by lots of practice and keeping good notes about the details, needle size, number of washings etc. etc.
A few summers ago, Paula, Mayah and I attended a felting workshop at the Haliburton School of the Arts. Our instructor was the fabulous weaver Lucille Crighton. We learned so much, and had a lot of fun. Lucille shared lots of tips and techniques with us, and among them the primary importance of notes and records.
Feltable yarns we especially like include Peer Gynt, Tove, Cascade 220, Kureyon, Lopi, Lopi lite and Freedom Spirit.