Here are the old favorites for wet felting:
Palmolive liquid detergent
andwallpaper roller (very small)
crumpled up plastic grocery bags
crab mallet (huh?) a mallet to smash crabs.
I find the wallpaper roller takes the place of the rolling pin when I'm doing something small - more force in a concentrated area. I can also control it easier. When I'm making one of the small vases below, it help to get the edges felted. I just go around the edge (usually I have my hand inside for support).
I just discovered the crab mallet last night. We never have crabs (well, we must have one time). When I have stuffed the bowl with little wads of crumpled plastic bags, I go around the bowl and tap, tap, tap. This gets the fibers to lay down and behave...it also adds to the fulling process.
So, there you have it - some of my favorite utensils.
I did three little vessels today. Two are very small and one the size of the guys below.
Here's a few more pix, too:♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥