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Old 09-16-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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Hi kelly

i haven't myself really felted anything but i believe that it's easier to check to see where the felting stage is in a top loader

depending the yarn and the strength of a washer, detergent, water temp.. an item can go from nice and perfectly felted to a small shrunken mess quite quickly

so opening a front loader often to check on the progress of an item may prove to be really messy

i've heard it could be done in a front loader..
i guess most wouldn't reccommend it for a first try though

i found this article about hand felting in a bucket

happy felting!
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