Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Felted Purse
I just made my first felted tote and it did not come out like i thought it is to wide and not long enough my question now is can i cut it and make it smaller width wise or do i just throw it away-also are there any good books to get started in felting. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
Sewon is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-17-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Mod Squad
Jan in CA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 38,162
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 8,979 Times in 7,324 Posts
When you felt it always shrinks more in height than width. You can make it taller next time to account for shrinkage. Different yarns shrink at different rates so I can't give you a percentage so that part is felt and learn.

Once it's felted you can cut and sew it. You could also cut them into squares or circles and use them for coasters or a hot pad.

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
1st Leg of the Journey
CoolWool's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midwest
Posts: 130
Thanks: 67
Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
I like the Chicks with Sticks: Guide to Knitting book for felting. They have a really cute little felted clutch in there - perfect for a beginning felting project. They also have a few other felted projects in there with really good instructions. I made the little clutch and it turned out to be super cute.
Life's too short to knit with scratchy yarn.

CoolWool is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FO -New felted purse for ME!!! iwouldratherbeknitting What'cha Knittin'? 17 09-23-2007 05:10 AM
FO - felted purse laikabear What'cha Knittin'? 10 09-04-2007 04:01 PM
I FELTED A PURSE! redheadrachel General Knitting 1 06-11-2007 02:42 AM
Felted Purse ? LeslieA How-to Questions 4 05-01-2006 10:21 AM
First Felted Purse! knason4 What'cha Knittin'? 16 02-23-2006 10:48 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:08 AM.