This pebble bowl is made by first loosely needle felting wool roving over precut high density foam. White wool was added and then it is wrapped in tulle netting. Hot water and soap are added and then the pebble is wet felted until firm. I also threw them into a cool dryer cycle to dry them fast and that felted them even more.
Here's a video on how to make the felted pebbles
I use high density foam as the center of my pebbles. Core wool could also be used. After slicing off a piece, I cut it into a rough pebble shape.
I place a piece of netting on my surface, add the outside of the embellishment, then the base color of wool roving, then the foam pebble. I wrap this all up and needle felt the fibers into the foam a little bit to prevent gaps later during the wet felting process.
I then saturate the wool wrapped pebble with water and soap. After gently felting for a minute or two, the netting can be removed and set aside. I use a plastic veggie bag (found in produce sections of the grocery store) in between my fingers and the wool. I find it easier for my fingers to glide over the surface.
I felt this enough to pass the pinch test and then throw it in my dryer on cool for 5 minutes. That further felts it without shrinking it too much.
I sewed the pebble edges together over a bowl to keep it's shape.
Any spots where thread showed afterwards were covered
loosely with roving and needle felted. It is soft and squishy \.....
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Carol Jensen Felt Art