Hilda decides to spruce things up a bit…
Materials you will need
Wool tops for felting
A bottle of warm soapy water
A bowl of clean water
Embroidery floss (thread)
1 Hilda lays down a towel to soak up any water that might spill and grabs a handful of wool. She separates the fibres out evenly so there are no heavy clumps, and lays it over the palm of her paw.
2 She takes her bottle of soapy water and pours a couple of glugs over the wool.
3 Hilda then squishes the soap into the fibres and scrunches the wool from the centre until it begins to gather into a ball.
4 Very gently Hilda rolls the wool in the palms of her paws until it starts to take shape. She keeps rolling, round and round…
5 After a few minutes of rolling, the felt ball starts to form into a firm shape. Then she dips it into the clean water to rinse it, and gently squeezes out the excess water. She carries on rolling and rinsing until the ball feels dense.
6 Once she has built up a nice stockpile of colourful felt balls, she threads them onto a piece of embroidery floss (thread), ties a loop at each end, and hangs them on the wall.
She discovers something very effective for enhancing her prickles too…