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felting questions

namaskar | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

perchased some beautiful wool i want to felt to make a jacket.. not sure how. so many different ways i have heard.. from adding tennis shoes, jeans etc to load.  SOAP?  how do you get to dryer if no rinse ? etc.

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  1. mjjudas | | #1

    namasker:

    Here is another link for felting wool fabric.  I also quilt and I thought I remembered seeing in a quilting magazine I get:

    http://www.quiltmaker.com/tips/tip15/

    Good Luck!

    mjjudas

    1. namaskar | | #2

      thank you very much.. guess i am just going to have to brave it andput this lovely wool in the machine... all articales seem to be vauge as to how to wash except hot.. so here goes..

      1. mjjudas | | #4

        sounds like a plan - although if you are really concerned, why not buy a small piece of wool that's somewhat similar and do a test first?  If your wool is expensive, it may be worth the $10 to get another yard of 100% wool (or the same blend as what you have) and do a test.  Good luck!  MJ

        1. namaskar | | #5

          good idea.. i am sure there is something similar in my scraps/stach

  2. namaskar | | #3

    thank you for responding.. guess i will just try the washing machine.. though it seems scary with this expensive wool i purchased..

  3. user-238478 | | #6

    Hi  I saw a gal felting a square of a hand-knit in a large gallon size freezer bag...  She used hot water and I think and just worked/aggitated the knitted work by hand...   worked fine for a "small" item.  Perhaps you could cut a test swatch of, say 6 or 8 inches square and try it that way to see what happens.  Keep us posted!

    1. namaskar | | #7

      SINCE I HAVE A 4 YD PIECE TO MAKE A JACKET THAT MIGHT BE A BIT HARD.. I KNOW YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO IT IN A MACHINE.. BUT AM TOLD OUR FROUNT LOADER IS NOT GOOD.. KAREN

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