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« on: November 05, 2013 07:15:36 PM »

First time posting a topic on here... forgive me if I do something wrong. Smiley

I wanted to share my wool felted soaps I make. I may do a tutorial next time I make some. ^_^ These are wet felted onto soap, then the design is dry felted with a needle. It's so fun... pretty therapeutic piercing something over and over with a needle hahaha





I've done a few others but my old computer died and took some photos with it. Sad
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013 07:27:42 PM »

Those are amazing! I kept thinking "I like this one best" and then I would see the next one and be blown away again! So great! They are all astounding. I'm highly impressed. I can't stop gushing. Wow! Much more awesome than what I thought they would be just by the subject line of the post. Mmmm... Yeah, the stars are my favorite!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013 08:15:44 PM »

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013 09:21:13 PM »

Beautiful soap!
How do they hold up to use?
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013 03:52:42 AM »

Those are very nice!! Much prettier than other felted soaps I have seen!! =^..^=
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013 05:25:49 AM »

I wanted to share my wool felted soaps I make. I may do a tutorial next time I make some. ^_^ These are wet felted onto soap, then the design is dry felted with a needle. It's so fun... pretty therapeutic piercing something over and over with a needle hahaha

I've done a few others but my old computer died and took some photos with it. Sad

Wow. Very interesting. I have not seen any of these before. Please do publish a tutorial. I am sure other members will be curious to think about how you created these. Very lovely. And your "over and over with a needle hahaha?" I love ripping out weeds! Therapeutic there, too!  Grin Very lovely job. I hope to see how you did these.

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013 08:49:06 AM »

Jexx: Thanks Smiley

Yoo: The designs hold up beautifully. The colors do fade some but I'd imagine that's to be expected considering it's being subjected to soap and hot water over and over.

Still: The jist of it; I wet felt the wool on the soap and let it dry. Then I dry felt the wool on the soap (to tighten it up and make sure it doesn't slip/slide). I then pick a design and make a tiny stencil. Using tiny bits of colored wool, I dry felt it with a single needle until it's filled in. It's easy but tedious.

I love it though. I kinda stopped because people weren't really appreciating it as much as the work I put into it. They'd mentioned they didn't really care what design, they were more interested in the type of soap and scent. So I stopped designing them and have kept them solid colors. I will do a custom design if someone wanted it though since I know they'd appreciate it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013 02:56:45 PM »

What party poopers!!! I don't even think I would want to use them, just place them in the bath for decoration in an absent {unused} soap dish. And rinse off the dust once and a while.

I agree that the added smell {perfume} factor would be nice. For the potpouri effect.

They are lovely. What is your best source for the wool to felt? Just old sweaters, or do you buy raw wool?

I will have to research this more, because this is a skill I have been wanting to learn! You did a fine job, and are a great inspiration to us all!!!

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Reading over this, I realized...I might have over-stepped things for speaking out for other people. However, there are many on here who look at things and don't comment. I wish they would. We are all here to share, I believe. So let me affirm my belief. I THINK you did a fine job, and I am sure that other members agree with me. You have inspired ME. And I will guess that others feel the same. There. Now I am PC with my post.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013 05:14:25 PM »

I buy raw wool. I once was given wool from a friends' sheep or Llamas or something (can't recall) but man that was a mess to clean... and I didn't have the proper tools to clean it so... oi, mess. haha. I buy wool from: http://mohairandmore.com/index.php and dye it myself. Smiley I'm sure you could use old sweaters though but it wouldn't produce the same look as mine.

Haha thanks. I rarely see ones done like mine so I guess I'm kinda proud of it. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013 06:47:33 PM »

Thank you, stillatthetop, for expressing yourself so well. I agree, this is a sharing community. You didn't overstep anything.

NaturallyAlternative, I've bought some of those same exact fiber sampler packs from a shop on Ebay! Benalba_Farms. It was cheaper than you source, but all they have now is large bumps of roving. HAHAHA! I think that's funny.
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