I decided a tiny experiment was in order - so as to reduce the amount of rolling!
But when the cheesecloth worked well and was far quicker, I had to try silk organza - which really worked well.
As with any new medium and technique, there is a learning curve and I'm glad I kept working at it to see some results. I also am enjoying how I can use old fabrics from experiments that didn't turn out well and they look great with some wool added. I have thought of an exciting idea to try next... And here is a very interesting video with food - or rather fibre - for thought: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEJmXmTFpMg&feature=email