Have you ever tried "wet felting"? I just came home from a workshop where I made my first project - wrist warmer/cuffs. It was sooo much fun!
I started with a foam sheet template (white) and then grabbed "tufts" of fibres from the wool roving (black) and placed them horizontally in a layered format (like layering shingles on a roof).
This is my lovely cousin who was much faster than me - she is pulling a tuft from the black wool roving before laying it on the template.
One side is now ready for the water treatment. We layered the fibres horizontally, vertically and another layer horizontally.
We placed a sheer material over the wool, squeezed water onto the area, pressed down all over, then flipped it over and folded in the whispy wooly ends.
After folding in the whispy bits (left picture), we repeated the process on the backside and picked coloured wools for the embellishments. This is where I got carried away (too much fun) and forgot to take pics when I added the embellishments. Try to imagine the piece becoming a "tube" without seams. We removed the template and continued to "full" the wet fabric until all the fibres were well worked together. There is about 30 percent shrinkage, so you must think about that in the planning stages.
Here are the finished cuffs. It's a little warm to wear now, but I'll enjoy these in the winter months. Another Christmas gift idea perhaps??