Sunday, January 24, 2010
I'm Felting! I'm Fellllttting!
I've discovered a new obsession: felted soap! About a year ago, I met this fabulous felt and fiber artist on Art Fire who bought tons of my soap so she could felt and sell it. It didn't dawn on me to try it my darn self-not until I met a fabulous woman who has a farm and raises llamas and makes her own yarn and roving and stuff. O--M--G! It is so soft. Pepper (the cat) and I keep rubbing our faces on it, LOL....
Felting the soap is not as easy as it looks. It requires lots of rubbing, mashing, smoothing, rinsing, repeating....Here's a how-to I found on YouTube. You don't need a washing board for this one. Pardon my ignorance, but who just has one of those laying around?
Practice makes perfect. Attn soapers: here's a new way to get rid of those ugly, misshapen, off-kilter soaps that you were just going to toss or give away. Why not felt it and sell it!?