Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Felted Soap Bars

I LOVE felted soap! I love the way it feels, the way it looks and of course the huge lather. The idea of it does make me laugh a little because it's almost as if we crafters just don't know when to stop. We've already made the soap, but we have to cover it with more handmade goodness! Trust me, once you make one felted bar, you'll have to make more because it's just so much fun. Here's how:

1. First, gather materials: a bar of soap, carded wool, a towel and a dish of hot water.

2. Wrap wool around the bar of soap both length-wise and width-wise, so all surfaces are covered. Include additional bands of colored wool for decoration.

3. Wet the bar by dribbling hot water on it. Do not dunk soap or the wool will slide off. Make sure wool is wet all the way through and begin to squeeze the bar periodically. The bar will start to lather up at this point. Gently rub the bar in your hands to bind the fibers.

4. When the wool is snug, run it under cold water to shock and tighten the wool, then rinse out the bubbles. Squeeze out excess water and pat dry with towel. Now you're ready to start another! Enjoy :-)

No comments:

Post a Comment