Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Funky Felted Soaps by Rainy Day Art


About two weeks ago, I got an e-mail from a fellow Art Fire and Etsy seller about a little business venture. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical at first. Usually when another seller contacts you, they want something for nothing or they want to steal your technique by asking you all kinds of masked questions. Believe me, I've had this happen to me more times than I care to remember. But this e-mail was different right off the bat. Melissa from Rainy Day Art wanted to buy something!!! Go figure:-D! Melissa explained that she was a "hooker" and she was looking for some soaps to felt. A hooker in this sense is one who loves to knit, crochet, felt, or sew with yarn. You mean to tell me that you've never seen or heard of felted soap? Where have you been? Under a rock?! Felted soaps are so cool! They are literally bars of soap covered in felt. At first glance, they look like a Brillo pad, and in a sense, they are, but they're so much gentler and softer to the skin. They're a cleanser and exfoliator in one. and they take your soap's lather to new heights. After a few pleasant e-mail exchanges, she bought about 16 soaps from me! That is a heck of a score if you ask me.

Melissa made her first listings with my soaps the other day, and I already bought the Chocolate Fantasy one. It looked like a big, chocolate brownie to me, and I cannot wait to try it! This baby is going with me to New York in a few weeks, and I'll taunt and tease my family with my big, brown, funky, felted soap! Thanks Melissa! May you have much success with the soaps!

7 comments:

Rojenu said...

very unique soap. as i look at it, i am thinking of seeing a "soap and a sponge in one". ^^

Lenox Knits said...

How cool is that. I've seen them before but never really understood it until now.

milk and cookeez said...

I have a seller that I am working with offering felted soaps in my shop. They are amazing, I LOVE the amount of lather you get when you use them. Congrats on the Score-your soaps would be perfect felted, a great soap with a great lather already-man I can just imagine the amount of bubbles you'll be making. Congrats!

Arnita said...

This is soo strange & funny. I bought some wool to do the same thing. I wanted to felt a bar of soap. When I was done with my first bar, I wanted to see what everyone was talking about on blogger. Hey, Patrice is talking about felted soap! I will post wmy lone felted bar later tonight.

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Thanks for the compliments everyone. I can't wait to use my soap!

Arnita,

I'll be looking out for that post. Can't wait to see your version:-D

RainyDayArt said...

Thanks for the awesome feature!!!

jinx1764 said...

Never thought of felted soap.