Felted Soap

Felted soap is both a beautiful and useful way to transform an everyday, mundane object. The felted exterior makes an excellent scrubbing surface and allows you to use every bit of the soap, shrinking as the soap inside is used up.

Things you’ll need:
Good quality bar soap
Wool roving, two packages
Warm and cold water
Dish soap

Things to do:
1. Wrap the bar of soap with one of the lengths of roving. Dampen well and add a drop of dish soap.
2. Turn the bar over and over in your hands to start the felting process. Rewetting with warm and then cold water and adding more soap as needed.
3. Once the first layer has felted down a bit, wrap with the second layer and repeat the process until the wool is well felted and the individual fibers have bonded together.

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  1. Can you tell me what roving is. I am a fan of your site. l live in Ireland and I am not familiar with it.regardsCatheryn

    1. Roving is usually 100% natural wool from sheep. The wool has been washed, combed and then carded for use. Wool roving can be all natural or it can be dyed to many different colors, which is perfect for a variety of projects. Roving is often used for needle felting and punching. You can also make handmade pom poms, and punch appliques. You can find all the wool roving we carry here, along with a few fun felting projects… http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/categories/1302_2533_2448-wool_roving.html