Happy new year! I’m looking forward to many new things in 2016: new ideas, new location, and new projects.
That said, felted soap is a tried and true best seller. I get soap that is hand made locally and felt it with alpaca fiber.
I use mostly white fiber that I have carded, but also blend some dyed fiber with the white for a little bit of color on the soap bars.
I tear the carded fiber into fluffy strips that will be wrapped around the soap – five strips per bar in alternating directions with the colored fiber going on last. With hot water in a bowl and cold in the other, I wet the fiber with hot water and gently rub it until it begins to felt. As it felts, I dip it in the cold water to shock it into felting quicker.
The soap bars are set on racks to dry overnight. Once completely dry, they are labeled and ready to go. Who wants some lovely scented felted soap?