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Topic: Felt along no.1 - Felt covered soap Gallery  (Read 27202 times)
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ruwena
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2005 03:05:16 PM »

Thanks Smiley Now how can I make a pretty flower like yours GraceO?
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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2005 03:19:58 PM »

So, I went in to my LYS to ask if they knew where I might find some roving...They didn't have any or really know where I could get any locally, but lLo and behold, a fellow knitter offered me up some FREE roving that she has had laying around the house! So I tried last night, with my new roving, on a gently-used bar of Trader Joe rectangular soap. A learning experience, but not altogether bad! Sorry no pix!

But I did want to say: I used a slightly dull small-holed cheese grater as my "washboard"; the grater was the flat-style, and about 5" x 10" big I'd say.. It worked like a CHARM. Once the roving had adhered somewhat to the soap, I put the bar in a pantyhose-style trouser sock, and went to town rubbing it up in swirling motions around the grater side of the cheese grater. I didn't grate the bar like cheese, I just swirled it around. My pantyhose even survived the ordeal. All in all, some lessons learned, e.g. a. don't use so much roving, and b. square soap is probably more difficult. But I'm going to try again tonight!

-forestpixie
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« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2005 04:45:10 PM »

Thanks Smiley Now how can I make a pretty flower like yours GraceO?
Most welcome.  Just needled mine in place then a brief wet felting dunk.  If you have good control without slippage you might be able to wet felt in totally --- but that is a bit advanced for my wet felt skills just yet. Embarrassed

Yeah!!  forestpixie,  what a great idea to adapt a grater for a washboard.  I love all the different ideas and approaches we are getting out of this feltalong.  Thanks so much for join in.
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2005 07:40:57 AM »

Oooh that was fun! I had some wool I bought at a thrift store that I had intended to spin (of course this would i entail LEARNING how to spin wool  Roll Eyes  )  so after I gave up that hope I decided to felt some of it!  I am going to get me some more soap tonight!  Makes good use of those random lotion/bath gel/soap presents you get from people.
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ruwena
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2005 02:23:39 PM »

Ok I tried to do a strawberry on some strawberry soap. It didn't come out quite as well as I wanted but its a start.

The pink and green are accurate in this pic...


The red is accurate in this one Cheesy


The green leaves are the problem area. I don't think they will stay when someone actually uses the soap. I am unfortunately allergic to almost all soaps, lotions, perfumes, and even dish and clothes soaps. I've got itchy red bumps on my arms from making this one lol.
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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2005 02:34:05 PM »

Super Nuno glad you tried it and liked it!

Ruwena, Oh very pretty.  Neat design.  Say would the plastic bag help minimize the soap on skin problem for you, or plastic gloves.  My hands were more protected from the soap foam with the plastic wrap method.  You are such a good sport to do this; irritating allergies can be painful.
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ruwena
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2005 03:03:28 PM »

Thank you Grace Smiley You inspired me.
Yeah I used the plastic bag method this time my reaction wasn't as bad as last time Cheesy I still got some on me though lol. I've been this way ever since I was a kid :/ One of my friends calls me bubblegirl cuz I'm allergic to beer, seafood and any foods that have been dyed (fruit loops & kool-aide). On the bright side I'm allergic to penicillin and was the only person in my division in boot camp who didn't have to have that awful shot in the butt Cheesy

I can't wait for next month!! My LYS just got in this gorgeous merino silk in baby blue and I want it but I need a good reason to buy it so Jan's felt along will be my reason hehe.
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« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2005 11:44:06 AM »

so many great soaps! and I am in love with the strawberry one, looks delicious, ruwena!

Here is my take on the felt-along, but mine did not come out that good.  Inspired by the wonderful soap of GraceO. with the flower (thanks for the inspiration, GraceO!) I added something too. The soap I used smells very fresh and for some reason it came to my mind to add a snail, but I think the snail was maybe a little too thick so there is this little 'bulk' at the sides where the snail is.  Hopefully my next ones come out better.

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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2005 11:31:02 AM »

here's my kinda lame first try at felt covered soap. 


good ol' mom will appreciate it though (gotta love moms for their appreciation of anything crafted eh?).  the colours i used are from the kool-aids pictured here-- lemon lime and strawberry on natural wool batt.  my digicam flash tends to wash out colours, so this photo is taken without flash, hence the dim look.  gonna try it again today and see if i can make something a little more presentable...
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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2005 05:10:54 PM »

K8, whats so bad about this one?  Colors are cool, and you even made them yourself with the help of a little kool aid!  This looks, not dis-similar to many of our first attempts.  Have now wetted up 10 bars or more and have two left to wet and felt-- am finally getting a better feel for the felting.  Whew!! thought this day would never come.

And btw, the ones I took to the "cookie exchange" were ooohed and aaahed over by the other ladies.  They were so enamored with just the idea, anything looked good to them.  Guess it is in the eyes of the beholder.  They of course had never seen Jane Doe felted soaps, and yours truely was not about to point them to a view. Tongue

Your mom will be thrilled!  Thanks for sharing.
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