If you’re a gardener as well as a feltmaker then you will occasionally have problems with dry hands and fibres sticking to them just when you don’t want them to. I have tried using olive oil on my hands before working the felt which is okay but tends to make the felt stick more. Recently I’ve seen the following suggestion in a couple of places and thought I’d share it with you. Take about a teaspoon of sugar in your dry hand and add about a teaspoon of olive oil. Rub your hands together like you’re washing them. The sugar exfoliates and the olive oil really softens. I’m told it’s very effective.