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Shibori Neck Wrap
brought to you by Ellen Silberlicht!

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This neck wrap is a very simple felting project and is an excellent piece for first time felters. The neck wrap looks like a complex, advanced piece; showing off the Shibori technique. Working with three different colors of merino wool will give your neck wrap interest and depth while the viscose will give your neck wrap a beautiful sheen. Great to dress up a simple top, wear as a scarf over or under your coat, and keep you looking good while staying comfortable.

Supplies Needed
  • 3 oz merino roving (mix of three colors preferred)

  • 1 oz viscose, bamboo, silk sari waste, and/or silk fibers

  • 4 yds yarn (if you choose)

  • Nylon thread

  • Scissors

  • Bubble wrap 2 pieces 36” x 24”

  • Resist material 24” x 19”

  • Natural soap

  • Bowl for warm water

  • Water bottle for squirting

  • Tape measure

  • Sharp scissors

  • Rubber bands or strips of t-shirt material for ties (2-3 large)

  • Buttons, marbles, or polymer clay to make the shibori forms
    (different sizes)

  • 1 Pool Noodle approximately 2.5" in diameter x 2'


Where to purchase supplies:

For first time felters I recommend Living or ( feltritefibers on etsy for your wool) for the convenience of all needed supplies. They are speedy with shipping and excellent with customer service.

Living felt
For Wool, viscose, silk fibers, etc.:
Living felt also sells:

  • Wet Felting Resist THIN.
    (18” x 36” will work fine)

  • Bubble wrap:

Nuno Felting Small Bubble 24xfoot
They sell a watering ball brauser, but a homemade water bottle will work.
(They also have a Wet Felting Tools Bundle if you wish.)

Gathering supplies on your own:

  • Bubble wrap:

We will be using small bubbles. You may find some at your local shops for free...Home Depot sells bubble wrap and UPS supply stores also. Our resist is 24” x 19” and the bubble wrap must be at least a few inches larger.

  • For a squirt bottle for “watering” your neckwrap, you can use a water bottle with very small holes made on the bottle top so it sprinkles out. The polymer clay is only if you want to make your own shapes for the “rock” like bumps. An assortment of buttons or marbles will do the trick.

  • Resist material:

I use under flooring laminent. It must be bendable and with an edge so you can feel it through the wool as we fold the wool over the edges. Not thin plastic, but a very thin bendable foam sheet will work.

Video Tutorials

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