Felting is another aspect of knitting that I tend to think of most in the fall and winter. Maybe that's because felted knitting is so much more rugged and warmer than its non-felted counterparts, or maybe it's because when I was writing my book on felting I did most of the work in the fall and winter!
Whatever the reason, now is a great time to start felting if you've never done it before or to give the process another look if it's been awhile. I know some people find felting a little intimidating because it isn't an exact science, but felting by hand is a great way to get started in the craft that also allows you a lot of control.
When you felt by hand you can see what's happening as it's happening, so you can stop the felting process whenever you want. It's also cool because you really get to see what's going on, which just isn't possible when you're felting in the machine.
Hand-felting is perfect for small projects like coasters or my Felted Waldorf Cups because they'll easily fit in your sink or a bucket.
Have you ever felted by hand? I'd love to hear your experience.