I have never felted anything, ever, so when I saw that Creative Crafts and Workshops were running a workshop on felting soap during my half term, I had to give it a go.
I had a huge range of felting wool to choose from:
As I was thinking Christmas presents, I went for Christmassy colours initially. Felting is actually quite satisfying and relaxing. I even managed to only stab myself once with the needle!
After the soap was felted, it was time to embellish. I went for a red flower (it made me think of a poinsetta, which to me is a Christmas flower).
The felt then needed to be neatened up a bit and pretested before getting ready to be given as a gift for Christmas.
The recipient of this will not only have a great, festive looking soap in their bathroom, but they will be able to easily exfoliate their skin every time they use it.
Did I mention that I made two?
If you don’t have the time or the equipment to make one of these you can buy one (or more!) from the shop. I personally enjoyed making it and now have a bit of understanding of how to felt 🙂