Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett

ANDREA BURNETT

WET FELTED NESTING BASKETS

Discover the joy of wet felting wool. In this workshop, Andrea, the artist and owner behind Sheep Creek Studio, will guide crafters through the wonderfully tactile steps of wet felting luxurious Merino wool with their wet felting supplies. You will experience the magical nature of wool fibers as they interconnect and condense into fabric under your fingertips.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett

What is Wet Felting?

Wet felting is a centuries-old textile art form that involves matting together wool fibers to create fabric. In this tactile process, wool fibers are laid out in layers, moistened with water and soap, and then agitated by hand or tools. The fibers interlock and fuse through friction and pressure to form a cohesive piece of thick fabric. Wet felting allows endless creative possibilities, from crafting intricate designs to sculpting three-dimensional shapes. With its blend of tradition, creativity, and hands-on technique, wet felting continues to captivate artists and crafters worldwide, offering a unique avenue for self-expression and artistic exploration.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Radiant Meadow

Crafters will utilize a wet felting tutorial to learn how to transform the fabric into beautiful, functional wool baskets that can store small items like jewelry, cosmetics, and sundries, or be used as handmade gift baskets. The workshop will also engage seasoned crafters with its color placement and design flexibility. As you continue to explore more wet felting projects, we encourage you to experiment with different colors and designs in addition to three-dimensional wet felting.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett

Upgrade to Larger Baskets

Our standard kit includes enough wool and the correct felting supplies to make a 3.75x3.75" and 3x3" nesting basket set. Upgrade to our larger trio to make an 8x8", 7x7", and 6x6" trio. This upgrade also includes a larger felting mat to accommodate our three bigger templates as well as more wool, suede lacing and a larger piece of tulle.

Our smaller baskets are perfect as a valet tray and catchall for keys, hairbands, and jewelry. Our bigger trio can hold books, toys, art supplies, rolled washclothes -- the biggest size fits nicely in most cube storage as well.

The Curated Kit of Tools & Materials

Our workshop kit with Andrea provides the tools and materials to make two small nesting baskets, roughly 4x4" and 3x3" in size. Upgrade to a larger mat, tulle, template set, suede cording, and wool bundle to make three larger nesting baskets roughly 8x8", 7x7" and 6x6" instead below. Customize your colorway in our next section.

This workshop includes:

  • A detailed digital workshop led by Andrea Burnett of Sheep Creek Studio
  • Tools & materials from artisan suppliers, curated for you by Andrea Burnett of Sheep Creek Studio
  • PDF download with written instructions to complement the video tutorial

The tools & materials included in your kit:

  • Wool roving bundle in the Nautical Breeze colorway, 94g: Natural, Navy, Coral (choose a color swap below to customize your baskets)
  • Bamboo mat
  • Mesh netting
  • Suede lace
  • Soap
  • Sponge
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Templates

Materials to have at home: 

  • Bath and hand towel
  • Baking pan (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Large mixing bowl
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett

Customize Your Subscription

Customize your wet felting kit by (optionally) selecting an alternative colorway and/or upgrade. The default colorway included with the subscription is Nautical Breeze colorway.

Curious to make more? Upgrade and explore three larger nesting baskets with a kit of larger felting supplies (instead of our standard) and purchase add-on colorway bundles for yourself or for all of the gifting. 

Add the $0 product for a color swap and the $42 product for an upgrade to your cart and complete the checkout process. This will notify our team to adjust your subscription box!

Existing subscribers: please select your colorway by April 7th.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett

Colorway Swap:
Sunlit Savannah

$0

The Sunlit Savannah colorway features 94g of wool roving in natural, camel, and olive green.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Midnight Sky

Colorway Swap:
Midnight Sky
$0

The Midnight Sky colorway features 94g of wool roving in black and graphite.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Ocean Sunset Upgrade

Upgrade: Ocean Sunset Colorway
$42

Upgrade to make three large or seven small nesting baskets in Natural, Navy, Coral, and Mint.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Desert Oasis Upgrade

Upgrade: Desert Oasis Colorway
$42

Upgrade to make three large or seven small nesting baskets in Natural, Camel, Olive, and Black.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Midnight Sky Upgrade

Upgrade: Midnight Sky Colorway
$42

Upgrade to make three large or seven small nesting baskets in Black and Graphite.

Materials for More Exploration

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Ocean Sunset

Wet Felted Color Bundle: Ocean Sunset
$34

This listing includes suede lace and 342g of wool roving in Navy, Coral, Natural, and Mint.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Desert Oasis

Wet Felted Color Bundle: Desert Oasis
$34

This listing includes suede lace and 342g of wool roving in Natural, Olive, Camel, and Black.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Midnight Sky

Wet Felted Color Bundle: Midnight Sky
$38

This listing includes suede lace and 342g of wool roving in Black and Graphite.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Copper Field

Wet Felted Color Bundle: Copper Field
$34

This listing includes suede lace and 342g of wool roving in Sand, Dragonfruit, Fir, and Chestnut.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett | Radiant Meadow

Wet Felted Color Bundle: Radiant Meadow
$34

This listing includes suede lace and 342g of wool roving in Natural, Honey, Rust, and Sage.

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett

About the Artist: Andrea Burnett

Andrea is the owner and artist behind Sheep Creek Studio, a business she began in 2009 as a part-time artistic outlet in Portland, Oregon. She started her felting journey by needle felting custom nursery mobiles, decor pieces, figurines, and wet felting various objects and rugs. She continued building her business and felting skills alongside becoming a mother, as Andrea and her husband welcomed first their daughter and then their son into their family. 

In 2021, their family made a lifestyle, career, and location change and moved from the city to the rolling farmland of Northern Idaho near Andrea’s childhood home. In this new setting, she and her husband decided to combine their skill sets and give Sheep Creek Studio a more central role as a family business. 

Andrea continues to create custom needle-felted pieces, but her current focus has shifted more to designing and creating wet-felted fabric for use in craft kits, craft projects, and decor pieces. She especially loves the challenge of creating tutorials and felting kits that are genuinely beginner-friendly and help open up the potentially intimidating world of felting to others.

We can’t wait to see how your nesting baskets turn out. Share your creative journey and finished creation with us by tagging @thecraftersbox + @sheepcreekstudio in your social posts. Don’t forget to use #thecraftersbox so our community can also see your workshop come to life. Happy making!

Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
Wet Felted Nesting Baskets with Andrea Burnett
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