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Old 03-11-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Felted wooden teething rings

I have this idea to take a couple yards of wool yarn to wrap around a wooden teething ring. Like, not from one side to the other side, but concentric loops circling the ring all the way around. Like maybe two or three thicknesses of yarn, then using washer/dryer to felt the yarn. That way it's soft- but the shape of the wooden teether. thoughts on if this will work or not?

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I think it would work. You might want to put pantyhose over when you wash like you would a wool dryer ball.
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Re: Felted wooden teething rings

Even felted wool give off lots of fuzz, wonder how a baby would take to hair in their mouths. There is also the risk of it coming off and being a choking hazzard.
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Re: Felted wooden teething rings

I made some but not quite how you described and I had great feedback on them
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Re: Felted wooden teething rings

First, I think it will be difficult to get the yarn to stay only on the edge of the ring.

Second, it will probably fall apart when you try to wash/felt it.

Third it will take a lot of washing/drying to felt the yarn together enough to make it STAY together when you take it off of the ring.

I think you'd be better off to get a needle felting kit & roving and make a round toy that way.
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I think I'm totally not describing this right. Like through the center of the ring, then around the outside, then back through the center, pulled tight, all the way around the whole circle. Like a hundred loops side by side around the circle.

Maybe wool wouldn't be the right material? Maybe some cotton Jersey strips, rolled into a cord. My baby seems to like munching on squishy fabric things rather than wood. , but I want to use the wooden teething ring to get the shape.
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Re: Felted wooden teething rings

I understood it as you were going to keep the wool on the teether ring? Because wool yarn will felt up nicely and not unravel in just a couple washes. The end of the yarn could easily be slipped under the other threads with a darning needle so it would not unravel.

(DD's favorite fabric chew toy is 100% cotton. I took some selvedge edges from cotton fabric and tied knots in them. I used the knotted fabric strips as the stuffing. She likes the texture of it and I like that it is 100% machine washable! )
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Re: Felted wooden teething rings

I was thinking yarn around the ring and then felting on some roving over the top of the yarn.
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I understood it as you were going to keep the wool on the teether ring? Because wool yarn will felt up nicely and not unravel in just a couple washes. The end of the yarn could easily be slipped under the other threads with a darning needle so it would not unravel.

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Right. I'll post later if I figure out something that works! Thanks
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