Introduction: Felted Soaps
This is a great way to preserve your soaps. also it’s a built in wash cloth! Great handcrafted gifts too! Also great for the whole family to do!
Step 1: Supplies
Get supplies together. What you will need is a boot mat. Can get at Walmart for $4. Nylon sock. Dish soap. Merino or corriedale roving. Bar of soap. 2 bowls, one for hot water and other or cold water.
Step 2: Wrap the Soap
Wrap the bar both horizontal and vertical
Step 3: Wrapping the Soap in a Sock
I found the best way to wet felt soaps is to prep it before adding it to the sock. This helps prevent the wool from moving and corners not covered. I put some dish soap on my hand, grab the bar of soap get it wet in hot water. I squish the wet wool around the bar. Make sure the soap is not exposed. Then add to the nylon sock.
Step 4: Felting
Scrub the soap on the boot mat for 5- 10 mins. Alternating from hot and cold water. You will know when you soap is done when it sticks to the sock, and you can pull with out it coming off.
Step 5: Finished Bar
When you take the soap out, press it in a dry towel. Let sit over night. Also you can join my Facebook group for felting soaps, Fiber Artist Felted Soaps