View Full Version : Will It Felt!?

11-15-2007, 05:14 PM
So...Let's say, hypothetically, that somebody's husband was trying to use up some old yarn and made a fair isle hat using one strand of acrylic and one strand of wool, then decided that it was too big and it would be better shrunk...if he put said hat through the wash and into the dryer, what would it look like? Clearly the acrylic wouldn't felt, but would it be a nifty effect, or just sloppy?

My husband eagerly awaits your opinions :teehee:

11-15-2007, 05:24 PM
It will felt some depending on whether the wool has been treated. I do this occasionally to make bags when I want the design to be seen. Keep a close watch on it while washing/felting so it doesn't shrink too much! Good luck! Mary

11-15-2007, 05:33 PM

Yes ... to a certain extent it will felt but will there is no way to predict what the outcome will be ... you will need to check the progess every few minutes and more often the closer it comes to the desired size.

Good Luck ... Let us know what happens!