18. Now it’s time to roll your purse in the bamboo mat. The mat provides friction to help the wool fibres tangle together.
Lay out the bamboo mat on an old towel and roll one end up tightly to make a ‘rod’ as shown in the photo.
Place one piece of tutu netting on the bamboo mat and place the purse on it then cover with the other piece of tutu netting.
19. Roll the bamboo blind and purse up tightly, like a swiss roll. Roll back and forth 50 times – one roll is the length of your hand from fingertips to wrist. Unroll the purse and smooth and flatten it.
Turn it 90° and repeat the rolling. Do this twice more so that the purse has been rolled from all four sides.
Then turn the purse over and repeat the rolling process on that side.
Continue until you can’t flatten the purse anymore i.e. when the resist has buckled because the felt is shrinking.
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