After carefully cutting open the package at one end I found that the fibre had not felted quite as much as I had expected. As the package was still soapy, I rolled up a handful of carriers bags, pushed them inside the orifice and dampened it with hot water before working up a lather. More soap and hot water was added while I worked the piece into shape.
|A felted vessel that started out as felt wrapped soap.|
Here are examples of how the Merino wool and silk blend looks when flat felted. The highlights of white silk glisten against the subtle blend of tan through to dark brown.
|A dense felt with highlights of silk|