1. Choose a suitable work surface – one that can tolerate water – and place an old towel on it. Put one piece of 70cm x 70cm bubble-wrap, bubbles up, on the towel, then put the plastic resist in the middle of the bubble-wrap.
2. Pull a fine tuft of wool from your length of roving and lay it on the edge of the resist, half on and half off.
3. Continue to place tufts, half on and half off the edge, all around the resist like a fringe.
4. Pull a tuft of wool just a little thicker than you did for the fringe and place it at the top left-hand side of the resist, with the fibres running north to south (vertically). Working from left to right, continue to lay tufts of wool to make a complete row, slightly overlapping each tuft.
Keep to within the shape of the resist.
5. Continue laying rows, slightly overlapping, until the resist is covered.
6. Place one piece of tutu netting over the wool, then sprinkle soapy water onto the wool through the net. The wool needs to be wet but not dripping-wet.
Without disturbing the fibres, carefully place your hands onto the net and push down all over the resist, lifting your hands straight up and placing them straight down, until the wool is flat with no air pockets or dry fibres.
If there is too much water, use a small sponge to mop up the excess – push the sponge gently onto the net in a straight down and up movement.
Going in one direction only and holding on to the net with one hand, draw a bar of soap over the top of the net.
7. Without disturbing the fibres, gently rub a piece of scrunched up bubble-wrap (20cm x 20cm) in a circular motion over the wool on the resist (through the net) for about 30 seconds – do not rub the fringe.
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