As a weaver and knitter, I love felting. Turning wool into felt is an exciting process in which the airy light fleece radically transforms into a dense material. Also, felting provides near-instant gratification compared to the pace of other fiber arts. This project will teach you the ancient art of felt making while showing you a quick, easy way to make a groovy iPod “cocoon.”

You can make something completely simple and classic, or get more complicated, adding texture and cool designs to your cocoon. Try using different-colored fleece or integrate pieces of wool yarn when wrapping the final layer of fleece. You can also try felting with different blends of fibers (for example, silk and wool )or sew or embroider decorations onto the finished dried cocoon.