Saw this on a Australian magazine, so bought a mat and finally have tried it. Quite a lot of work trying to lay the wool, but a great look. Unfortunately it was my first and some bits had to be fixed secretly as they unraveled when I took it off the mat.
Forgot to take picture before felting, will post picture of the result as soon as I can.
The picture on the right shows the tool needed, a mat with holes, a pair of tights and a stick like chopstick. You use prefelted wool and the stick to poke the wool into the holes, as well as for removing when done.
I wet, then press the water into mat, roll in stocking, massage to remove most water and put it into the drier, then remove, roll and throw, wash soap out and can go in drier again.
I am an artist and live on the Kapiti Coast. Presently I am completing a Bachelor of Maori Visual Art (Raranga). I work mainly with textiles (includes Raranga which is weaving with flax), clay and paint in pastels and weatercolours.