While waiting for my sponsored felt, I was encourage by Heather and Mark, my tutors to explore and have FUN molding felt as I had researched. From their suppliers list Hand weavers were recommended. www.handweavers.co.uk/
It is a wonderful place to go full of all kinds of yarns, wools and weaving materials. I purchased three colours merino wool for felting, absorbed their books as much as I could and came home to start felting. In essence I was testing a sock around the last with the intention of wrapping veg tan around the sock.
First I needed to learn how to felt. Thank God for YouTube!
All the videos stem from Russia where Valenki felt boots are a tradition and making a come back.
I averaged the tapped pattern and used this as the profile to wrap the
soaped felt around.