I got a bale of untreated brown wool for christmas and a big chunk of olive oil soap, I’ll now use it to felt a ball filled with 3 bells in a table tennis ball.
Cut the table tennis ball with a knife until you can get the bells inside. You don’t want any water inside the ball and it stinks pretty bad inside, so seal it with a glue gun or some tape. Now get your workspace ready.
Fill a container with hot water and add a couple of soap flakes. You should be able to fit the whole ball inside the container. 15 g of the wool need to be in one string, the rest in 4-5 shorter flakes. Get a waterproof surface and a towl in case you make a mess.
Now wrap the wool string around the table tennis ball and soak it in the container, until the bubbles stop rising. Then add the short wool flakes. It should have the shape of a round ball 😉 Soak it again and move it in your hands gently until you can’t pick any fibres out of the fabric.
Add pressure and the ball will get firmer. Wash the soap out and let it dry on a towel.
- 1 table tennis ball
- 3 small bells
- glue gun or tape
- 18g untreated wool for felting
- hot water
- a towel
- a waterproof surface(a big plate will be sufficent)
- and you might want to put cream on your hands afterwards