I generally use 4 layers of wool for my ornaments, adding a loop to hang the stocking from. Stockings are so simple and you can make any size from tiny to large.
Next I selection the fabrics and fiber I will use for embellishment. For this stocking I chose some green merino wool, cotton scrim and hand dyed red silk gauze.
Below is the final layout of the first side. I just had to flip it over, embellish the second side and then I was ready to start felting. I generally start with gentle massaging by hand and once I feel that the fibers are beginning to entangle with each other I roll in bubble wrap from every direction. After that I continue adding hot water and soap and massage by hand, rolling the felt more and occasionally throwing it on a hard surface to further shock and shrink the fibers. It’s a lively process and a great way to keep moving.
And here’s the finished Stocking. Not quite dry yet. The fabric I created from fine hand dyed wool and silk fabric is very dry but also very strong. Ready to fill with all sorts of little treasures for the holiday.