Wet felted bowl

OK so I had a go at making the wet felted bowl this afternoon…..not an absolute disaster but it could have worked out better!  I used Merino wool from Adelaide Walkers ‘Brights’ collection laid onto a flat circular resist.  All seemed to be going well until it came to taking the resist out.  What started out as a small hole in the top of the bowl got stretched and became a huge gaping hole!  I think my problem lay in not making the bowl thick or sturdy enough to withstand having the disc pulled out through the small opening.  If only I had made this a bit bigger it would have come in useful turned upside down and worn as a funcky ‘dog-walking’ hat!



  1. It turned out great 🙂
    I need to practise a bit more with flat resists, I haven’t been too successful for vessels yet 🙂


  2. It’s a great bowl. The hole always gets larger after cutting (no matter the thickness of the wool) as the wool fulls down and shrinks. You should start with a much smaller hole than you need. But you learned something and that’s the fun part of felting, experimenting and learning along the way.


    1. Hi Ruth. Many thanks for taking the time to comment. My hole did start off very small but it stretched no end as I pulled the resist out and, after reading your comment, I have just realised why that was. I think my mistake was in using a stiff acetate as the resisist when I should have used something more flexible such as bubble wrap! Obviously the bubble wrap would have come out far easier! I am looking forward to having another go at the weekend. Thanks again, Karen


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