View Full Version : Felting?

01-25-2006, 02:59 PM
I've never done felting. I'd like to try it. Is there and easy way? Are some yarns better for felting then others? Can someone take the time to give me a crash course? Thanx....Karen

01-25-2006, 03:24 PM
Check out this (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/FEATfelthis.html) article.

01-26-2006, 10:48 AM
Would felting a swatch give an accurate sample of what felting a whole (lets say) bag would look like?

01-26-2006, 10:55 AM
it will give a good representation of what the fabric will look and feel like. Plus you can see how much shrinkage there is from both directions.

AND they make great coasters! :thumbsup:

01-26-2006, 11:08 AM
Top idea! Thanks...

*off to knit something feltable*

01-31-2006, 03:44 PM
hey question on putting the felting on a mold of some sort. first off how much shrinking actually takes place in the wash? if i put a piece on a mold that is as big as the peice will it form to the mold or shrink and crack or something horrible like that.
i want to make this square handbag i saw. i don't mind if it shrinks down a little in hieght but if the width shrinks i think i will be domed. the loom im using isn't any bigger than ten inches. (I'm weaving this one, something different.) and the box i got to put the piece on to mold it is also ten inches in width. think it will work? :??