I mentioned felting the other day, and finally uploaded my pictures. I've finished needle felting my Lion, but can't put him up yet because he will go on my March journal quilt (and I've decided on his background, too).
Here, however, is my first attempt at wet felting. It's small, approximately 6"x7", and I'm pleased with it. Hope to do better next time, but it did turn into felt, and I consider than an accomplishment!
Step by step:
3 colors of wool - why? - don't know, I was just playing around.
Layered and dotted with dishwashing soap before wetting. Poured hot water over this and sudsed it up while moving palm in circular motion over the wool. Couldn't take pictures because my hands were wet and soapy.
Then rolled up in bubble wrap and rolled back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth, etc.
Rinsed rolled in a towel and ironed.
Then, after admiring it (hey, I wasn't sure it work) for a few days, decided to practice free motion quilting on it with a variegated metallic thread. I like shiny. Now, it will be like the proverbial "first dollar bill" that people save.
I like the process. I love all my pretty wools. Now I can play at something besides needle felting. Fun.