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"Felting" wool is a term that describes when wool fibers are tightly fixed together. In this case, the 100% wool sweaters are washed in very hot water and dried in a hot dryer. (Just the opposite of what you would normally do to a wool sweater.) It causes the fibers to shrink and bind tightly to one another, effectively making the knit material become felt. The loose ends no longer become an issue and the knitting will not unravel.
"Needle Felting" is a term to describe when a barbed needle is poked back and forth through wool fibers, catching and pulling them together. The yarn around the eyes of these owls was "needle felted" on. The fibers in the yarn intermixed (through repeated needle sticks) with the fibers of the sweater until they held together tightly.
Different sweaters "felt up" to have fun new textures.
And the design of the original sweater adds to the character of each new owl.
Color comes into play. As does stitching.
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