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How to Hand Felt Beautiful Soaps
Easy Step by Step Guide to Making Felted Soap.

Why put fiber on soap, you ask? Because it makes a great scrubby! You can exfoliate and wash your skin at the same time. Felted soaps also make wonderful gifts.

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  • How to make soap. How To Hand Felt Soap - Step 1
    Step 1

    Bar soap – any plain soap will do but you can make it fancy with scented or olive oil soap
    Roving or Batting s.a. sheep or alpaca
    Nylon hose – knee highs work well
    Hot Water

  • How to make soap. How To Hand Felt Soap - Step 2
    Step 2

    Thin Out The Wool Roving
    Take your wool roving and spread it out just enough so you start to see the table underneath. Not too thin though, you don’t want gaps in your fiber or the soap will show.

  • How to make soap. How To Hand Felt Soap - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay the soap in the center and wrap the fiber around it, tucking in the ends. Check for any holes in the fiber and add more as needed.

  • How to make soap. How To Hand Felt Soap - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, sprinkle the fiber with hot water and gently start rubbing it. Do this all over the soap until the entire surface is thoroughly wet. Check for spots where the soap is showing and add more fiber, if needed.

    Now is the time to add any decorations such as stripes of a different color fiber. Wet these and gently work with your hands.

  • How to make soap. How To Hand Felt Soap - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully put the soap in the nylon hose. Sprinkle again with hot water and gently rub the soap all over. Alternate sprinkling with hot and cold water and continue working the fiber. You will feel the fiber begin to firm up. Continue working the soap for about 10 minutes. When you can’t feel any loose fibers on the soap, gently remove the hose. Your fiber should be well felted. If it is not, continue working it as above.

  • How to make soap. How To Hand Felt Soap - Step 6
    Step 6

    Rinse the soap and set it out to dry. Add a pretty bow and your felted soap becomes a great gift!

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