I get enthusiastic when people use traditional techniques in surprising ways, or simply pick themes that speak to our modern times. Nothing is more old-school than felted soap and the internet is brimming with swirly, tie-dye looking ways to warsh yerself. I’m not gonna show them to you here because you can picture them in your mind and you’re already bored, as am I.
What felted soap merits mention on this, the day of Felter Skelter? The soap that SoFino makes. See?
Sandalwood Rhino? Check.
Matcha Tea Electric Guitar? But of course!
Sure, she likes love and hearts and sweetness but it doesn’t matter because bunnies and deer need love too! Plus, her technique is boffo. It’s not easy to poke around solid objects like this.
So, now you have a reason to love needle-poked soaps. Let’s all take a shower together, yeah?
Felter Skelter is written by Moxie, who is an artist, fiber pusher and genuine human being. She likes you very much indeed.
What Technique Is This?
Needle Felting is the process of using a notched or “barbed” needle to compress layers of wool into denser felt that can be manipulated to create 3D sculptures. It is different to wet felting, which uses water to combine wool fibres, and these days there are a range of felting tools available that can enable you to make your own soft sculptures with ease!