Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Felted Soap

Last week I decided to see how my bars (made in Gracefruit's excellent mould) of Hot Process soap stand up to being covered with felt and this is the one I made.

I'm quite pleased with the result.

Felted soap gives you a washcloth and soap all in one; it floats in the bath and is easier for people with a weak grip to manage. It does like to have a well draining soap dish (I've seen some US felted soaps with felt hanging loops which have not been sewn on - I haven't yet worked out the way to do this.

If you're comfortable with the way wool fibres behave when felting and want to have a go there's an excellent tutorial on this soap and candle making site.

His term the Wet Cat Stage - is very apt - the wool does go a bit willd before it settles down to shrink!


Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful.

Croap Queen said...

Looks great Elaine. You're a talented lady.