How to Make Pretty Hand Felt Soap!

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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.

Download this Free Tutorial

How to Hand Felt Soap, Fiberartsy.com

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Here’s What You Need:

 How to Hand Felt Soap, Fiberartsy.com

Wool Roving or Fiber s.a. sheep or alpaca
-Bar Soap – make it special with scented or Olive Oil Soap
-Nylon hose – knee highs work well
-Water
 How to Hand Felt Soap, Fiberartsy.com

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. 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 Hand Felt Soap, Fiberartsy.com

Wet The Soap

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.

 How to Hand Felt Soap, Fiberartsy.com
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 Hand Felt Soap, Fiberartsy.com

Felting

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.

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

Download this Free Tutorial

 

How to Hand Felt Soap, Fiberartsy.com
How to Make Hand Felted Soap, Fiberartsy.com

Felting Supplies

Spiderfelt Aloe Soap Felt Felting Kit Beginner w/ Wool Roving Soap




Spiderfelt Unscented Pure Soap Felt Felting Kit Beginner w/ Wool Roving Soap

 

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Comments

  1. Huh, this is neat. I had never heard of felted soap. Pinned it.

  2. This is a great beginner project for those of us interesting in felting (me), but slightly overwhelmed by the whole process! Thanks for sharing : )

  3. Great tutorial! I have seen these before, but have never made one. Might have to give it a try.

  4. I’ve never seen anything like this before! Not only is it useful, it turned out really pretty, too. I’m pinning it so I can put it in my pile of projects to try. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing this! Gotta try this!

    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  6. WHOA! I didn’t know such a thing even existed. I’ve never tried felting, but I love making soap. This would take my spa baskets to a NEW level!

    I’m not super familiar with felting though, is just rubbing and sprinkling with water what makes it felted? What happens to the felt as the soap shrinks with use?

    • These would be perfect for a spa basket, Kayla! Especially, if you felt over your handmade soap. It’s very easy, really. The two things that make fiber felt are extreme water temperature changes ….going from hot to cold, and agitation. Working it. Just like when you accidentally wash a favorite sweater and it comes out 10x smaller. The felt shrinks with the soap which is also great. Give it a try. If you have any questions, shoot me an email at kyblue (at) bellsouth (dot) net. Let me know how it turns out!

  7. I’ve only recently seen felted soaps and you make it seem so easy! Thanks for sharing this!

  8. I’ve never heard of felted soap. That is awesome! I may have try it this project out. #ThrowbackThursdaylinkup

  9. What an interesting idea! I’ve never heard of (or thought of) doing this! I’ve been wanting to try felting, but didn’t think doing it on soap would be my first experience. Thanks for sharing on #throwbackthursdaylinkup

  10. This is adorable! I have never seen this done. These will make great gifts! I am pining this for later.

  11. It looks great, and you make it sound so easy. Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

  12. never felted soap before. looks like a fun project. visiting from the wake up wednesday linky.

  13. This is really neat! I will have to see about trying this sometime. Would definitely make great gifts. Thank you for sharing!

  14. I am so impressed by this! You make it look super easy and doable and the final product looks fantastic as well as super functional. Thanks for linking up at the #smallvictoriessundaylinky! You’ve been pinned to the group board. :)

  15. This is really interesting. I’ve never seen felted soap before but I can see how it would be great for exfoliating. I am interested in soap making and I’m pinning this for future reference. Your blog is pretty awesome too, by the way.

  16. Annette says:

    Thanks for sharing!

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