Santa (our son & DIL) gifted me a bonanza of felting supplies.....to say I've been anxious to play with the colorful goodies is an understatement!! Felting my own wool is rather new for me. I'm pretty much teaching myself with the aid of lots of online tutorials and blogs. P.S. - I have a LOT to learn!
Digging into a selection of curly wool fibers was such a treat.....
Once all the fibers were wet, soaped, and lightly rubbed to start the felting process, the entire package was encased in bubble wrap and a bamboo friction mat. It was rolled, wetted, rolled, soaped, rolled until all the fibers grabbed each other and became one. I have to admit the felting process took much longer than what I've experienced in the past. The wool curly fibers simply did not want to be incorporated.
Finally, enough of them were sufficiently secured that I called it quits.
But as you can see....there were areas that needed further attention. After the piece dried, these rebel fibers were hand needle felted into the base...making a tidier presentation. Did I say I have a LOT to learn?!?
Appx. 10" square
This may become a base for further embellishing....thinking beads of course.....OR I may cut it apart and add the pieces to another project.