Felt making is great, what a good idea for a class project. The paper pulp
really needs "hammering." Unless the plant material is fresh and green, it
needs to be soaked, or even cooked first. I do this at home and bring it
in. Cooking helps refine the fibres, like for instance, hemp, needs lots of
cooking. Then it goes blender.
>Do you have them pound the pulp while it is dry, before you run it through the >blender? This sounds great! Felt-making provides the same opportunity to >pound >on something inanimate. >June C.