Go on, dive in!
So soft and silky.
Gently pull out wispy fibres
and lay them out like tiles on a roof. All in the same direction, slightly overlapping.
Then do exactly the same but lay the fibres at right angles to the first layer. Continue in the same manner for three layers.
Now the fun part; experiment and create your pattern.
Stand back and look at the mess you've made!
When you're happy with your design, lay a piece of old net curtain over the top to keep the felt in place.
After a couple of minutes of vigorous rolling I stop and peel back the net curtain to make sure everything is still in place, (and because I can't wait to see what it looks like)
Note the size of the felt is still the same as the bubble wrap beneath.
Also note wonderful man making tea, so that I don't have to knock off.
Now much more rolling is needed, or you can rub the felt with a scrunched up plastic bag, or better still and my favourite, repeatedly throw the piece of felt violently down onto the worktop. Go on really mistreat it.
When completely felted, it will have shrunk by about a third or more and feel firm and sturdy. Now just leave it to dry and...
have another go!
These two pieces of felt were made from Merino wool which I buy online from Wingham Wools
Tomorrow I'll show you some more felt, but with difference. See ya then. x
P.S. Couldn't leave you without wishing you all a happy halloween and showing you a little trick I learned from a my friend Kate.
I like to create my own little 'treats', I'd love to see their little faces when they get home and open these large sweets. Tee Hee!