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Old 02-24-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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1st felting disaster....advice please
http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html

I have finished making the bag and am now in the felting process. I am running it again in hot water but I just checked it and it is very very small. Looks like I made a purse for my 7 year old. It shrunk an awful lot. I am running it again in hot water because you can still see the stitches. What in the world did I do wrong? Thanks for listening to me sob and cry.
I used hot hot water and I did not let it run through the spin cycle and I used a full load of water.oh..and I ised a net zipper laundry bag.

I had some yarn left over so I am trying it again. What can I do this time so it will be felted but not miniture. Thanks for all advice and help.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:36 PM   #2
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I have never felted...but it looks like you can still see the stitches in the bag on the tutorial too!
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:01 PM   #3
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I don't think you did anything wrong. From what I understand Booga Bags always come out small. There have been many threads on this.

Here's one.
Larger Booga Bag
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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I made a second one but this time I let my washer fill up to about only half the normal water level and I let it agitate for 6 mins. in hot water and when I last checked it, it was bigger than my last attempt.I am currently rinsing in cold water right now.
It doesn't look like a miniture purse right now. Hope it stays that way. Will post back the results.
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The felting process shouldn't have much to do with it really. If anything having less water (as you are supposed to anyway) should make it felt better.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:30 PM   #6
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well, I am new to this process so I didn't know you were suppose to use a small amount of water. next time I will do alot more research before I try anything new.
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You can always do a forum search with the link at the top of the page. If you don't find your answer you can always ask.

Basic felting; VERY hot water at low setting, tiny amount of detergent, and a pair of jeans for agitation. Check every 5 min or so till it's felted the way you want.

Check that other Booga thread I linked to as well. Small Boogas are a common problem.
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