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jca1982
« on: February 20, 2010 11:09:43 AM »

Hi Everyone,
I have admired all the work on this board for a while now. I thought the easiest first project would be to try and felt over a bar of soap, here's my first attempt...





Thanks for looking!

Jen.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010 12:09:39 PM »

That looks great. Martha Stewart made felted soap on her show last week and it looked like a cool idea.. i'll have to try to some times. Great Job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010 02:11:03 PM »

Cute! I need to try making one of these.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010 03:33:00 PM »

I really like the color combo!  Did you wrap it with wool yarn, or are those thin strips of roving?
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010 05:58:59 AM »

Thanks for all the comments!

I wrapped it with some wool yarn I have.
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ThePQ4
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010 03:38:50 PM »

Awesome! I tried my hand at this last night, but part of my loose ends wouldn't felt down for some reason.  Undecided

 Did you use a felting/washboard or are you just using your hands??
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010 06:22:40 PM »

Was the wool twisted at all?Make sure the layers of wool are smooth, then get it soaked with soapy water, soap up your hands and smooth the soap over the top layer before felting. I usually put it in a ziploc bag to felt...there's a tutorial here if you want to see some pics:http://www.freewebs.com/dragonflyducky/feltedsoap.htm
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010 06:38:40 PM »

I don't think it it was, although it could have gotten to be so after rubbing it around in my hands.

I've read a lot of tutes that suggest using nylons, but I'll try a zip-lock too. Thanks Smiley
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