You will need for part one:
Assortment of wool, the type you use for needle felting/wet felting. I used natural for inside and coloured for outside. Plus some curly wool for decoration.
Soap or washing up liquid.
Bowl of soapy water.
Bubble wrap or plastic sheeting to keep you table dry.
Optional extras that I used:
A bamboo mat laid underneath to aid felting
First make yourself a round waterproof resist. I made mine by using a plastic Ikea bag. I cut a rough circle. It doesn't have to be perfect! But if you want a perfect circle draw around a small plate or saucer.
Next lay out your table. I put a large towel on my table covered with a bamboo mat and big piece of bubble wrap. I find the textures of the bamboo mat and bubble wrap aid with felting. Fill a bowl with warm soapy water. I used shavings from a bar of soap but a little bit of washing up liquid is just as good.
Rotate your circle resist just a little again. Taking your chosen wool cover the circle resist leaving an overlap basically the same process as before.
Gently wet, soap and pat under the net until firmly in place.
Do this for 20 minutes and then gently turn over and do the same on the other side for another 20 minutes until felted.
To see if your pot is nearly felted pinch the wool with your fingers. If the wool is loose it needs more soap and rubbing.Now I didn't need to roll my pot as it felted nicely. If however your wool feels it needs more felting either add more water and soap and rub under the net for another 20 minutes. Or roll it in bubble wrap. If you do this rotate the circle as you roll to aid the felting in all directions.
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial please join me next posting on how to add those finishing touches to your pot!
Please excuse any typos I am currently using my mobile to do my blog! Lol! 😉