Sunday, August 8, 2010

Felting notes

Felting wool items


Create your item from wool or animal fiber yarn.
When completely finished , place in mesh laundry bag.
Set washing machine to HOT WASH/COLD RINSE.
Wash item, then shake out and lay flat to dry.


1. Finish your project

2. Fill a large bowl with hot water and dissolve ¼ cup of detergent. Prepare another large bowl with ice-cold water.

3. Submerge the wool fabric into the bowl of hot water, and agitate the fibers by rubbing them together vigorously.

4. Wring as much water out of the wool fabric as possible. Repeat the agitation process in the bowl of cold water.

5. Repeat Step 3 and Step 4 until the wool felts, usually 5 or 6 times.

6. Toss the felted wool into the dryer on high heat, or lay flat to dry.

ONLY 100% animal fiber yarns
Wools labeled 'superwash' have been treated to prevent felting

Your item should be completely finished before you begin felting - sewn up and ends finished off. Add any embellishments in wool BEFORE felting.

Read more: How to Felt Wool |

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