Wet-felting is a very magical process. Today during 'playtime' I decided to experiment with strips of velvet (thrifted, of course!) on rusty Corriedale wool to see what effect the differing shrinking rates would produce. The first photo is two layers of wool fibre overlaid with the strips of velvet, then fine cobwebs of contrasting wool are laid over the velvet. These will help fix the velvet to the underlying felt. Lastly a piece of net curtain is laid over the whole thing, wetted and soaped and given lots of rubbing. Fast forward 15 minutes of rub-a-dub-dubbing on the draining-board in every direction to shrink the felt, rinse out the soapy water and stand back and inspect the results. Quite pleasing for a first attempt - I like the way the velvet has runkled up and is peeping out of the wool cobweb.