Digging through my old social media folders I found a video tutorial I made awhile back. In the video I explained how to make a felted cord necklace. Now that I have moved the video to my new YouTube profile I wanted to share it with you!
This is a pretty simple project for people just starting out with felting. It combines needle felting and wet felting techniques so it is a great way to cut your teeth on both of these types of felting. The basic process allows you to turn wool roving into a solid loop of felted cord. The tutorial uses wool roving that has been hand dyed a bright rainbow colorway, but for your own project feel free to use any colors you want! The best type of wool for this project is merino wool and be sure to avoid buying wool that has been "superwashed" because those kinds of fibers will not felt together.
Good luck with your project! If you have any questions about this project please feel free to post or contact me and I will help you so you can make something totally unique with your own hands.
A Little Something More
Once you are ready for a project that is a little more involved check out the felting tutorials that I offer here on my website and Etsy shop. Projects include wool hats, witch and wizard hats, pixie hoods, fingerless gloves, ruffle scarves, and felted bags. Each tutorial is packaged as PDF files with plenty of big color pictures and I am always available if you have any questions.