Saturday, December 11, 2010

Make more soap-in-a-coat for gifting

So, I decided to make some "coated soaps" for the Book Group girls.  
Every year we exchange a small gift at our Christmas party - so this will be mine.

                 To make it you need a good size pile of wool roving . . .

 . . . and soap
                  I made my own soap using a goat's milk base.  Goat's milk base is 
unscented - so I decided to use it for my soaps since scent 
is a very individual thing.  After melting the base,  I washed out a 
large can and poured it in - then into the fridge to harden.  
After removing it, I cut it into the 6 disks you see here.

Next, you wrap it loosely in the wool roving.  Put on your rubber 
gloves, dunk it in hot water, and start gently rubbing the soap.  
It will lather up!   Once it's starting to stick together you can rub 
more vigorously - that's what causes it to "felt"!  When it becomes 
felted "fabric" and no longer roving,  rinse out the soap, squeeze
the water out,  and set it on a clean towel to dry.

Wrap it up with string and a label . . . 

and you're done!


fromhousetohome said...

I love those! What a great gift! I may have to try them.....maybe when you come to Dallas!

Slipcover Chic said...

I don't know where I have been,but I have never seen anything like this. How unique. Just found your site, your work is amazing.



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