This workshop comes from "WEAVE! Weaving Europe: Artefacts, values & Exchanges" a European project, with the support of the Culture Programme (2007-2013) of the European Union. Textile, fibre and felt: it's a Smart Child's play: http://zigzagproject.eu
For children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents.
Step 1: What you'll need
Step 2: Drops of soapy water
Wet your hands with warm water, soap your hands, wet the wool with soapy water
Step 3: Roll the ball
· Start rolling up the wool in the palms of your hands to make a ball
· Every now and then interrupt the rolling to rinse the ball under warm water, (warmth is essential to felting) , to remove any remaining soap
· squeeze it
· Continue the " rolling up action" until the ball will be hard
· Once completely felted, put the ball under cold water without interrupting the rolling movement with your hands
Step 4: Let ball dry and let's play!
Squeeze the ball again and let it dry: ITíS READY!