This morning I've been working wet felt. My objective was to make round and perfect balls that, with needle felting, it takes much more time and the result wouldn't be as polished.
First, put water to boil and cut some soap which will be melt into the water once it's boiling. Leave a few minutes melting the soap in the water while boiling. Place a metallic spoon inside the glass bowl before pouring the boiling water (if it isn't glass, it isn't necessary) to avoid breaking the bowl with the temperature change. Meanwhile, you can start preparing the pieces of wool that you'll work.
Ya tenemos todo listo pero, antes de empezar a trabajar, mi recomendación es que utilices guantes de latex para proteger tu piel. Puede que te cueste más trabajo pero, creeme, agradecerás que al día siguiente tu piel no abandone tus manos! El agua está prácticamente hirviendo y el jabón es bastante fuerte. La primera vez que utilicé esta técnica no me avisaron y pasé varios días con las manos muy dañadas... aviso!!
We have everything ready but, before you start working, my recommendation is to use latex gloves to protect your skin. It might take more work but, believe me, you would appreciate that the next day your skin doesn't leave your hands! Water is almost boiling and soap is quite strong. First time I used this technique, I wasn't warned and I spent several days with damaged hands ... be aware!!
Cuando tengan la consistencia que deseas, déjalas secar sobre un papel de cocina, al sol, sobre un radiador... Y una vez secas, ya están listas para usar!!
Take small pieces of wool and put them into the soapy water. You don't have to leave them to soak, instead put and remove them quickly... it's like 'scaring' wool to make it shrink! Then, give them shape with the help of your hands and repeat the 'scare' until you have a firm ball.
When you have the consistency you want, let them dry on a paper towel, in the sun, on a radiator... And once dry, they are ready to be used!!
Y, hablando de edamame, esta es su apariencia original. Se trata de deliciosas vainas de soja que se cocinan en Japón (y en restaurantes japoneses).
And, speaking of edamame, this is its original appearance. There are delicious soybean pods which are cooked in Japan (and in Japanese restaurants).