When I wrote The Complete Photo Guide to Felting, the book was supposed to include 15 projects. But because I was so wordy and went on and on, they projects got cut. But then the publisher wanted to keep the projects. They haven’t done anything with them so I now have the rights back to them. My plan is now to publish the projects separately as PDF’s and that is what I have been working on today. I have the first wet felting project in PDF form and it is how to make felt covered soap.
This first PDF is free and you are invited to download it and take a look. I’m sure many of you who read this blog are way past needing instructions on how to make felted soap but you can see how the other PDF’s will look and the amount of information that the tutorials will contain. This is the easiest project of the wet felting tutorials and they become more complex. I will be releasing the PDF’s over the next several months and will be selling them from The Purple Pomegranate website. I have been working all month on getting that website store up and running. Hopefully, it will go live on May 1st. So I will let you know when the other tutorials are available. But here is the PDF tutorial on felting soap.
The rest of the day was spent getting ready for the Cosmic Felt Phone Case classes that I am giving at Glacier High School tomorrow.
I have piles of stuff ready to take with me. I am going this evening to scope out the room and set up as much as I can. I will be posting about the class next week on the Felting and Fiber Studio blog.
And my daffodils are finally blooming (the first one bloomed on Easter Sunday)! I have about 500 daffodil bulbs planted on a south-facing hill by my house. Spring for me is when the daffodils start to bloom. And it hasn’t snowed on them yet so we’re doing good 🙂
Thanks for the tutorial! I’ve felted rocks but not soap. Have fun with your class tomorrow! It’s great your daffodils are up. Maybe spring is finally coming our way!
You’re welcome. I like to use the felted soap after I finish dyeing. it really helps to take the dye off your hands.
Great idea. Now I have another project to out on my list. 🙂
Thanks for posting the felt soap tutorial, Ruth! Making felted soap was one of my first wet felting projects and now I know what I did wrong! Good luck with your high school felting class tomorrow.
You’re welcome. I’m sure it wasn’t wrong, just another way to do it. I took my supplies over and the room has no tables. Hope they have some tomorrow.
Good, clear tutorial and lovely photos – nice one.
Nice tutorial. I often wondered – does the felt around the soap continue to shrink as the soap gets used up?
Thanks! Mine have. I don’t think that you get as much shrinkage as you would because the soap is hard. Therefore, it keeps shrinking down because you didn’t get full shrinkage to start.