Thank you so much for the detailed information!! I bought a tiny bit of roving today at JoAnn and did a first attempt at wet-felting. (Felted over soap.) I can see wet felting is a lot trickier than it initially seems, though next time I'll probably try using some tulle. The hardest part for me was the roving slipping around in the beginning. But it was fun, and I must say, quite addictive!!
So, I'll try to build up my proficiency with some tiny projects, and go from there if I'm still liking it. I'm seeig that slippers or boots are a long way off for me, but still seem do-able! I think I'll try some of the other projects in the felt-a-longs.
I have never tried wet-felting before. How much wool is needed for an adult-size pair of slippers? Would I want batting or roving? How long does the felting process take for a large project like slippers? If I wanted to dye the wool, I would dye it before doing the felting, correct? Jane Doe, I saw the slippers you and your husband made, and they look awesome!
I might try something small, like felting over soap or something at first, but my goal is to be able to make felt slippers for myself and my son. I just ordered myself some valenki (Russian wool felt boots), which were spendy! I would love to be able to make something similar in the future for myself and my son, since I can't afford to keep my son shod in real valenki while his feet grow, but I want something really warm for him to wear in the wintertime. I figure if I could figure out how to make the felted wool boot part, it's easy enough to buy the galoshes that go over them separately, since those are inexpensive.