I have a number of times over the years tried to make a felt ball. I found it boring, hard work and not worth the effort.
A few weeks ago it was suggested to me that if you put a small amount of wool fibre in a small in glass jar with some water and shook it you quickly made a felt ball. In fact you could make one in less than 5 minutes.
How can that work ?
Here is how to make a felt ball the easy way.
Take an old glass jar with a lid . Add approx 3 grams of fibre. Not very much . We tested Shetland and merino. Make it into a birds nest.
And place it in the jar.
Fill with water to the top.
Wait 10 minutes if you can !
Then start shaking
Here is what it looks like after shaking for about 30 secs.
Not very promising I agree but have patience, remove the lid and pour out excess water. Then shake again for 30 seconds.
Look now it even looks ball shaped after only 1 minute! Remove the excess water and shake again.
After 90 seconds its shrinking it look like a felt ball but has some craters and cracks on the surface. Remove the excess water and shake again for 30 seconds.
Look now after two minutes you could call it a felt ball, although I am not happy its felted enough yet.
Continue in this way for about 5 minutes and this is the wonderful result.
A totally perfect felted ball.
Its a great activity to do in front the TV and that is what I will be doing tonight and using the felt balls I make on a Christmas wreath.GREAT POST click here to follow blog by email