As I mentioned earlier, my interview with Karen really inspired me to felt. And what better project than to felt our homemade soap! However, if you want to do this, you can use any soap bar you have around the house.
For this project you will need the following supplies:
- Bar of soap
- Wool roving
- Knee high hose or panty hose
- Bowl of hot water
So let’s felt soap!
Start by covering the soap bar completely in the wool roving. Covering round soaps is a little easier, but regular-shaped soap bars can be felted as long as you cover all of the corners.
With gift giving season approaching, if you are looking for crafts to make with your family, this is fun and easy. These wet felted soaps make great gifts for teachers, friends, or family members.
For those not familiar with felted soap, you use it in the shower or tub by itself. The felting replaces a washcloth or sponge. It’s so soft on the skin. Here I’m using it at the sink.
Eventually the soap will be gone and you’ll be left with the roving. I understand it can be used again to felt soap. I’ll have to try that once this bar is done.