Hi this is Sophie, I wanted to blog for my mom today. Here is how to make a wet felted scarf with yarn laid in it:
We started with handpainted merino roving and handspun yarn that I spun with my mom.
First you draft some roving. Drafting is when you pull gently on the roving. Lay down a thin, uneven batt. Our batt was 72″x10″.
Now lay down some loosely spun yarn.
Now lay down another layer of roving over the yarn. Then lay down a nylon screen.
Squirt hot water on your batt .
Put melted olive oil soap on your hands. Rub the batt under the screen until wet and soapy all over, take off the screen .
Then roll the batt up in bubble wrap, then roll it up in a towel and roll some more .
Then unroll it, and check on it .
Now that it is completely felted, full it as shown above. Lay down a towel before fulling. Fulling is when you throw your piece down from a high distance to finish the shrinkage . Our final piece was 47″x 7″.
Rinse out the soap and hang to dry.