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Old 09-01-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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Getting ready to try felting for the first time...need help!
I just finished knitting a 'booga bag' and need to felt it. I have never done this I use laundry detergent? If so, how much? Thanks in advance!! :XX:
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Old 09-01-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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no detergent is necessary, but if you want to cut down on the stinky wet wool smell, use a little. and I mean a reeeallly really tiny amount. (remember, you are putting your washer on the lowest water setting.)

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Old 09-01-2005, 05:33 PM   #3
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When I felted last week I used a microscopic amount of soap...and my machine was filled with bubbles. I don't know quite how that works...but it was amazing.

So yeah, the less soap the better.

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Old 09-02-2005, 11:38 AM   #4
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I like to add a tablespoon or two of scented fabric softener. Haven't had any problems with that.
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