Monday, February 2, 2009
Alright I confess, I also can't control my shopping for wool felt. I have a hard time finding it in our local shops, so I have found this wonderful shop online "Colonial Crafts". This shop has every color a wool felt lover could dream of and you can buy it by the yard or smaller pieces. Saturday the postman delivered my latest batch! It comes so pretty, wrapped in a little bow! Sunday I spent the day felting my felt! It's pretty simple, just time consuming!
Fill the sink with HOT water. DO NOT mix colors as they bleed. Let the felt soak for a few minutes, then transfer to a sink full of COLD water, rinse until water is clear. Gently wring out the felt. I have put my flet in the spin cycle of my washing mashine and it doesn't seem to hurt it! Also my original directions were to air dry the felt, hmmm, I am too impatient for that and throw it in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet because wet felt stinks. It has an oily, wet hair kind of scent!
Voila! Nice soft, good smelling felt!