Felted wool is regular wool that has been washed in hot water and mild detergent, agitated, rinsed in cold water to further shock the fibers, and then dried. The fibers shrink up and lock when they are felted so it doesn't ravel. You can use it for applique without turning the edges under. Wool felt is different from felted wool. Felted wool is anything made from wool fibers which includes yarns and knitting or crochet, or woven fabric..which is treated in a manner to make it shrink up. Wool felt is a mat of fiber usually made from snibbles and bits.of wool and often times made with a scrim to hold the fibers.
Regular wool is a piece of fabric that is woven and can be a loose or tight weave..thick or thin. If used without treating the edges it frays just like any other fabric.
I like the idea of cold cream on the hands before putting on the gloves. I think Vaseline might work too? Anything that's thick and greasy would be good? After my last dying my skin went back to normal after doing dishes and getting them wet a couple of times, but I had to wear nail polish to hide the ugly fingernails! :affraid:
What are you dying..and do you have a special project in mind for it?