Felt is made of wool using moisture and agitation or pressure. There are many steps to making handmade felt. First, the fiber, usually wool, is washed. Next, it is picked or teased and then carded into batts or little blankets of fiber. Then the fiber is laid out on a table in layers. The wool is misted with water and some soap is added as a lubricant. When saturated, the fiber is gently worked by rubbing and rolling it until it starts to felt or mat together into cloth. At this point, it is worked more aggressively and can be molded or shaped. After this, the soap is rinsed out and the felt is laid out to dry.
Designed for the woman who likes unique clothing. Some of my felt scarves are on Etsy, FiberArtsByBetty