i had a small pARTy last saturday afternoon, and we did some wet felting in the back yard. the number of attendees was small, and the amount of finished projects? even smaller. it turned out to be a beautiful day to be outside and chat, but not a great day for us to get a lot done.we did try, though!
heather wanted to try making a bowl. first, we placed roving around the outside of a bowl.
then we sprinkled it with hot, soapy water, and rubbed the fibers together with bubble wrap.
we added more roving, which adhered, but didn’t really felt. but i like the looks of the bowl. here it’s drying upside down. update from heather: it’s dry, but floppy. anyone have any good ideas?
anna tried nuno felting: adding felt to silk. it was rough going, and involved a lot of bubble wrap friction.
here’s where anna left the scarf. i really liked how it was coming along, but it took a lot of work to get there.
i felted a couple of soaps. and heather and i felted a stone.i think wet felting is a tough one to do as a group. it takes a lot of work, and a lot of water, and on a nice day, it’s easy to get distracted. maybe once the weather cools down we’ll find the patience it takes to work with wool.