Sunday, December 10, 2006

Felted Soaps

Besides the greeting cards, my other Christmas project was felted soaps. I first saw these a couple of years ago when one of the gals in my spinning group brought some she had made. I thought they were very cool. So I was delighted awhile back when, while reading Holly's blog, I found her excellent tutorial, "Making Felted Soap."

Besides, the brightly dyed wool roving, the other supplies were items one usually keeps around the house (though I confess I had to borrow the knee highs from DD.)

Supplies needed to make felted soaps.The method is a super easy no-muss, no-fuss method. It would be a great project with kids.

Felting in a sandwich baggie.Even so, I managed to make a mess when the zip lock burst open. Fortunately I thought to do this in the kitchen sink, "just in case."

The soaps came out pretty good. There are a few thin spots in the felt, though one wouldn't notice from a galloping horse. From these, I can see how to do a better job next time.

3 felted soaps in bright colors.Holly also has instructions on making multiple felt soaps at one time, but I'll let you go check that one out for yourself. Three will do me fine for now.

In other news, Blogger has informed me that my new version of Blogger is ready. Most blogs seem to be making the transition with no problems, but I have read a few horror stories. So if I seem to disappear for awhile, then you'll know I'm lost somewhere in cyberspace. :)


Anonymous said...

Those are wonderful felt soaps. We have done tennis balls.

CS said...

Ha! I've seen you've made the leap into Beta! Good woman! Any problems? Well done!