It was lovely to learn under someone so passionate about fibers and crafting!
The process involves dyed wool, bubble wrap, lux flakes, a water bottle/spray bottle and obedience to Marilyn (she's a character and much of the morning was spent joking about some of the pupils misbehavior!)
Making a flower starts with a sheet of bubble wrap on which you make a circle of wool wisps. NOT to thick, as we were frequently admonished! Don't you just want to touch those clouds of wool on the bubble wrap?
Then the circle is lightly sprinkled with lux soap flakes and wet down. A smaller sheet of bubble wrap with the center removed is placed on the wet wool and then the wool is rubbed between the layers.
Next up we cover the hole in the bubble wrap with some wisps of wool and then continue to make a circle over the existing circle (and bubble wrap). This is soaped, wet and rubbed down and then repeated again, for the third layer of the flower.
When we had the wool felted, it was carefully removed from the bubble wrap 'templates' and wrung out...then it was subject to rinsing, wringing and general rough treatment to form it into the beautiful flower it was destined to be.
It looked like a great therapeutic type of craft for those wanting to relax and be creative.