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Old 12-28-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried felting with Patonīs SWS? Itīs natural fibers, right, so Iīm thinking it oughta work...

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Old 12-28-2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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I haven't, but I've seen felted SWS projects on the forum. What I've read though is that it felts really fast. So you definitely want to check every five minutes or so.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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It is marketed as a felting wool...
I have seen swatches in Micheals, and it looks pretty good...
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:34 PM   #4
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Felts VERY fast, felts down VERY small
made a bag for my daughter, the finished bagwas at least TWICE as big as her head, straps reached to the floor, felted in a single round of the washer (not a whole load, just one wash/scrub cycle) and it is small enough for 2 small apples
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:45 PM   #5
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It's probably easier to hand felt it because it really does felt within minutes
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:09 AM   #6
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I make a felted purse out of SWS. I was extra careful about the felting process because of everyone's horror stories. No need to have been careful. I had to put my through the wash cycle 3 times. With Paton's merino, it only takes me one cycle. It does make very pretty felted fabric, though.

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Old 12-29-2007, 07:12 AM   #7
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I have a bunch I got on sale a while back, waiting to be turned into a felted bag and I've been wondering the same thing. Thanks for all the answers!
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