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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Felted Soap

DJ introduced me to the idea of felted soap.  She is an amazing artist and is a great source for style ideas.  Check out her etsy shop: Kitchen Wizard.  You can find felted soap all over Etsy, and I'm starting to see it at craft shows.  People charge a lot for it!  The most reasonable I have seen was $6 for a 3oz bar of felted soap.  I've also seen them from $12 to $15.  Crazy!  I make soap and I know how to felt stuff, so I was all over this idea.  I also happen to have some roving (fiber for spinning - don't know why, cause I am NOT going to learn how to spin.  Don't ask me why I have a drop spindle....  But I digress).  Anyway, felted soap seems to becoming a popular item and I want to try to make my own.
This is really easy.  Bevel soap edges and wrap with roving.
Scrappy soap getting re-purposed - We have 50ish bars. 

Carefully stuff into foot of a knee high stocking. 

Use hot water and rub with your hands to felt.  I occasionally would get them wet with cold water and then go back to hot to "shock" the wool.  When you start to see some fiber coming through the stocking, you are done.  Peel the knee high off and let it dry on a rack.  Done!  I'm hoping to make some as Christmas presents.

Not bad for 10 minutes of work.


  1. Isn't felted soap the best? Unfortunately, I keep giving away what I make. P.S. We are LOVING LOVING LOVING the soap you sent!!!!

  2. this is a great idea! I never would have thought of felted soap... *swoon*

  3. i've never heard of felted soap before! sounds like something fun to make, thanks for sharing :D

  4. Wow, I've never heard of felted soap until now! I looked it up on etsy, and there's so many adorable projects. Thanks for sharing :)