Transform wool fleece into a felted iPod cozy.
BY EMILY DRURY
As a weaver and knitter, I love felting. Turning wool
into felt is an exciting process in which the airy
light fleece radically transforms into a dense material.
Also, felting provides near-instant gratification compared to
the pace of other fiber arts. This project will teach you the
ancient art of felt making while showing you a quick, easy way
to make a groovy iPod “cocoon.”
Photography by Hank Drury
You can make something completely simple and classic, or
get more complicated, adding texture and cool designs to your
cocoon. Try using different-colored fleece or integrate pieces
of wool yarn when wrapping the final layer of fleece (you’ll find
out how in Step 3). You can also try felting with different blends
of fibers — for example, silk and wool — or sew or embroider
decorations onto the finished dried cocoon.