With the holidays coming, I thought I’d revisit felting soap which makes great stocking stuffers, and a fun activity with the kids.
You can purchase wool roving from local craft stores, but I found this seller on Ebay and loved their colorways. These two are Rocky Mountains and Southwest. This company only uses US grown wool and alpaca and US dyes. Check them out here.
Here is what you will need:
- Wool roving
- bar soap
- hot water
Start by wrapping the roving around the bar of soap.
Then wrap the other way.
Remove the soap from the hose and check to make sure the roving has been felted onto the soap. You’re looking for the fibers to not come up when you pull lightly. This soap needed to go back into the hose and water for more felting.
Once you are happy with the felting, remove from the hose, rinse, and set out to dry. The felted soap will take about a day to dry.
Then take it to the shower. Soak the felted soap and rub on it until you get a lather. Then use it like a washcloth.
Once the soap is gone you can use the wool as a scrubby, or add it to other roving and felt another bar.
Here is the link to my tutorial on WEHT Local Lifestyles.