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Topic: Felt a long #1- Felt covered Soap -(Wet process)  (Read 15441 times)
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« on: December 03, 2005 11:39:33 AM »

for thoses wanting instruction without reading all discussion and pages

Mielke's http://www.mielkesfarm.com/felt_soap.htm

Page 6 of this feltalong- scroll down to middle  of page 6 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=66051.50

FeltingForum http://feltingforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=557

HOW TO MAKE FELTED SOAP - FREE PATTERN - PDF download under links at http://www.cledryyarner.blogspot.com/


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Several people suggested doing a felt along in the What would you like? It's your felting board!  Cheesy thread   "http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63674.0

Maybe we could start small and simple, and work our way up, featuring a different technique each time. Those who are more experienced at felting could use the tutorial as the basis, and embellish/modify as they feel inspired to do so.

Eg, for a first specifically wet-felting craft-along, we could do the felt soap
http://www.mielkesfarm.com/felt_soap.htm

and once we get into the wet felting, we can move into  a first needle-felting craft-along, something small/simple.  A little character or patch perhaps?

And after that we can tackle  a scarf, a rug, a hat.......

With a variety of Holidays/ celebration days coming up around the world, it  may be a nice time to try the soap.  It is a small but beautiful gift, or token of friendship to give.  So we could learn a small new thing and create wonderful presents at the same time.

Comments, Desires, Opinions please. 

Your felting mods, Jane Doe and GraceOblivious

added note Dec 27.  This query segued directly into the felt a long #1 so have changed the topic title so will be easier to find in future.  Thanks everyone for the great participation and fun.

If you have found this after Dec 2005, the big group participation is over.  However, there are now lots of people experienced in felting roving over soap so try it out. If you need help along the way just ask in this thread. Do post your results here - gallery for our first wet felt along!  ENJOY!!

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2005 11:46:49 AM »

Sure, I have an extra bar of soap lying around.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2005 03:37:46 PM »


Goes without saying that I'm in too!

I have this lovely honey soap from lush that I plan to use.
Might make a few of these as little gifts  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2005 03:40:55 PM »

Where do you get felt from ?

Or do you have to make it , Ive never seen it like that before , just in coloured squares.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2005 04:06:49 PM »

Where do you get felt from ?

Or do you have to make it , Ive never seen it like that before , just in coloured squares.

You've come to the right place to ask that question  Wink
This whole section of craftster is dedicated to handmade felt.
Basically you start with wool from a sheep (before it's spun)



Then you can either needle felt or wet felt. (the word felt here is used as an action word)
Our felt-along here is using a wet-felt method, and is perfect for beginners to join in on.
Check the link for the tutorial, I promise it's easy + fun

http://www.mielkesfarm.com/felt_soap.htm

If you have any other questions about the tutorial, feel free to ask!
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2005 01:32:22 AM »

Id like to make some of these for christmas gifts ,  when the soap is felted , when you wash with it , would the felt be abbrasive like a exfoliating cloth or would it be soft?

Also how long do you think the felt will last on the soap , will it stay on permenatly and continue to shrink or will it come off ?

sorry for so many questions .
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2005 02:19:59 AM »

Id like to make some of these for christmas gifts ,  when the soap is felted , when you wash with it , would the felt be abbrasive like a exfoliating cloth or would it be soft?
Although I haven't made one, I assume it'd feel soft and snuggly like all felted goodies  Smiley

Also how long do you think the felt will last on the soap , will it stay on permenatly and continue to shrink or will it come off ?

I assume it'd continue to shrink as you'd use it - again like regular felt.

Hope more people are planning on felting these with us!
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2005 05:38:06 AM »

Well at least there are a few of us.  It was pretty quiet this weekend so am hoping more activity and more craftsters come by and join up this week.  If we get this technique learned by Christmas, why we have a fun activity to teach the kids while they are on school break, or keep them creatively active.  My cousins and my sibs and I always took crafting stuff to Grandma's house and would hide away in an upstairs bedroom making great stuff.  My goal is to share this with the two 11 year olds who sew & craft with me during this holiday and if we can do it well, then to take it as a project to the County fair this summer.  Somewhere, I read about having the kids stand in a circle, each prepares their soap and starts it, then they pass it along the circle with each person rubbing for a minute or so and when the soap ends up back with the starter person, it should be done and ready to rinse.  Woops, but I digress, from this felt along.

Have been cleaning and searching for soaps.  Dug out all those hotel soaps, gift soaps, glycerine soaps, basic soap, hand made soap, and deoderant soap.  Though it would be fun to experiment with what type works best with the batt and roving in my stash.  Cool

My understanding is that the wool stays on the soap and as Jane Doe figured continues to shrink.  At some point, the soap does melt away completely leaving a small scrub pad.

Looby, am thinking it would also be possible to knit  a rope, leaving yarn ends long and the long yarn strands could be felted into the soap covering for a soap on a rope effect.

Like any soap, it will most likely do best if set where it can air dry between uses and not wallow in water.  I'm thinking the feel would depend on the type of wool used - the fine fibers will be soft while the coarse fibers would be more rough/exfoliating.--- but that is part of the experiement for me.  Don't really know.

Do we need a week or so for people to gather supplies?  Or should those of us with roving and soap on hand get started so others may be inspired to join in the fun?  I'm ok with either way.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2005 05:48:06 AM »

Ooooh- this seems like a really nice little present to do - I've noticed that my local craft shop seems to have bags of roving in the crafts section - cue squeals of joy.  I've never worked with roving/wool before, but this seems like a good place to start!

The roving they sell is a natural colour - I presume it's possible to dye it?  Any advice about what is good to dye it with?  I'm in the UK if that helps with product reccommendations!
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2005 08:02:18 AM »

Its looks very fun , and something my daughter would enjoy doing too , just need to find a stockist of roving.
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