A: Is it supposed to be squishy while you're felting? It's squishy like those stress-releif balls. Does it harden after it dries?
B: Can you leave it for half an hour or so and then go back?
C: Are you supposed to be doing your 'mushing' under water or out of the water?
D: My 'mushing' seems to work the best when I'm fairly liberal with the dish soap, normal?
Ooo, this is fun!
I am having fun trying to imagine your project. You've got the idea.
to help answer your questions...
A: yes, it is. It is squishy, because the wool is just about to adhere to itself. It is forming a gentle 'skin' while you felt. Like a soft clay. It will harden only as you work with it. The more rubbing and friction you put on it, the harder it will get. It will not harden signifigantly while drying.
B: Yes. If it is full of soap and water, just don't leave it Too long. It is good to let things cool in between felting with hot water. Gives the wool some time to relax and chill.
C: At the start- you want to add only a few drops or sprinkles of water at a time until it's fully soaked. and gradually add until it forms a bit of a skin.. I would only immerse under water if it has become a bit more solid..after a bit of felting...
D: Soap acts like a 'glue' with felting so yup, it's normal.
mushmush. experiment, play, squish, plop, throw. lol.
The little container with a few beans or bells inside is a great idea for baby or pet if you add some catnip or something?
BUT make sure the container is SEALED!! Arg! My first attempt at that, I didnt seal it enough. Wet felted a nice thick layer on top. and when I was done....there was no sound~!
I had to cut it open because I imagined that this bottle was full of water, with beans floating in it. lol. When I did cut it open (
) it was like a little beany shot of water in the middle. haha
take my word for it.