I learned how to felt soap on the same farm I learned to knit
Liz, Leanne's sister, held a great class, several of us attended
and we learned the unusual craft of felting soap.
It was such fun, working outdoors, laughing of course,
and comparing our creations with each other.
And the view of the alpaca's in the field wasn't bad either.
That was a few years ago and I have been longing to felt soap again.
The plan was to gift felted soap with my handmade washcloths this past Christmas,
but I ran out of time so I used homemade soap...
that was made in someone else's home.
Now that the holidays are over and I have plenty of time,
and all of the supplies,
I decided yesterday would be a good day to felt some soap here at home.
It was not as easy or as fun as I remembered...
I took pictures along the way but honestly, I doubt many of you would be interested.
So I will spare you that - for those that are interested or curious,
there is a great YouTube video here.
Supplies...this Roving Wool I purchased in Rhinebeck
It took me several hours to felt 5 bars of soap.
Two did not "felt"/adhere to the soap and will probably end up in the trash.
I will gift these 3...I still need to come up with a tag and a way I would like to wrap them.
Now - the purpose of felted soap.
The theory is that you don't need a wash cloth or a luffa,
the bar of soap will last longer...
but most importantly, they are pretty.