I was fed up with sewing. So I needed to do something else on October 1 and I wanted to make a felt bowl container but thought that I should practise before October 2 when I was going to knit city in Vancouver.
I am not sure sure that I have enough fleece for a larger container and in case I need to buy more stuff. I watched a couple of you tube tutorials and went ahead with trying my first bowl. I found a selection of fleece that I had from a decade ago and dove in.
My hands have appreciated all the lanolin and olive oil soap, my wrists, shoulders and back need some TLC.(heating pad and rest) I had forgot how much repetition is needed at each step in the process.I was also stronger and a lot younger when I last did felting.
I did buy a sheer curtain today to work on and I found a piece of fun foam and cut a circle to use as a resist. I need to buy a better quality of prepared fleece for the next one, after I recover.
I probably quit too early in the process but have a container shaped vessel, so some success but I will need to needle felt some of the loose bits, maybe give it a shave and put some beads on it. The finished container, orange and green over blue.
Only a small amount of fluff came off during the shave and only pokedd myself once with my felting needles. It would be classified as a soft felt.