Laying out raw fleece and variegated blue roving.
Trapping unwashed locks between the resist and a layer of roving.
Adding a layer of silk gauze for strength.
I acquired a large quantity of raw fleece recently...
...and I wanted to make a special gift for the sheep owner.
I used my peanut-shaped resist...
...and centered 'blobs' of raw fleece on both the flap and the backside of the bag.
I then encased the resist in several layers of variegated blue wool roving (plus a layer of silk gauze)...
...and felted it in the usual way.
Next time: the finished purse (and a fun, 'sheep-ish' button!)