Ina Miller's llamas gave up their wool for this.  Ina dyed the wool in many different colors.

Ina Miller’s llamas gave up their wool for this. Ina dyed the wool in many different colors.

Fourteen students delved into llama wool and soap during The Matthews class, “The Woolie Llama,” taught by Ina Miller.

Ina showed everyone the technique of felting wool around bars of soap.  The soap is transformed into a soften woolen loofa.  As the soap is used and shrinks, so does the wool!  

Just below are more images of tonight’s class. 

Ina offers up plenty of direction.

Ina offers up plenty of direction.

 

A view of the class attendees.

A view of the class attendees.

 

Sam is wrapping her soap in the soft wool. She is very talented.

Sam is wrapping her soap in the soft wool. She is very talented.

 

The wool is swaddled around the soap. Pick a color and make a pattern.

The wool is swaddled around the soap. Pick a color and make a pattern.

 

Hot water and your wool-wrapped soap and combined in a plastic bag.

Hot water and your wool-wrapped soap and combined in a plastic bag.

 

Knead the soap/wool until it is felted around the soap.

Knead the soap/wool until it is felted around the soap.

 

Knead, squish, knead, squish.

Knead, squish, knead, squish.

 

More squishing and kneading.

More squishing and kneading.

 

Almost done!

Almost done!

 

Taa Daa!  Some of the finished soaps.

Taa Daa! Some of the finished soaps.

 

 

 

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