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Old 01-08-2005, 11:44 PM   #1
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Felting Solved
I kept looking around on the internet and realized I had done the hot water and soap, etc. But nobody mentioned that you have to really scrub the fibers together and it really totally looks like a solid mass and not a knitted piece!

And re shaping - piece of cake after the scrubbing! I'm a happy camper.
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:01 AM   #2
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Excellent advice to know in advance. I have some felted purses bookmarked that are simply begging me to make them.
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:30 AM   #3
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Jouf, glad you found the answer to your felt problem.

beldarran, My girlfriend made 2 felt purses that turned out beautiful. She placed them in the washing machine with a tablespoon of a mild liquid soap and a towel for agitation. She kept checking the purse while it was agitating to make sure it was the correct size.

I would love to stitch one someday.
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:12 PM   #4
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I definitely want to make some purses, but have to wait a few months before we move into our first house. I'll have my own washing machine then. 8)

Here's some of the patterns that I have bookmarked:

Purse One
Purse Two
Purse Three
Purse Four

I see that Amy is missing a section dedicated to purses in her Free Patterns page. Maybe if we ask really nice...
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Old 01-09-2005, 01:55 PM   #5
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Beldaraan!

You're not going to believe this. I DO have a section for "Bags and Purses," but I forgot to put the link to it on the main patterns page! LOL

I'm so glad you dropped this hint! Who knows how long it would have taken me to realize this!!

I've put the link on the main navigation page. Here's a direct link!

Thanks again!
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Old 01-09-2005, 02:21 PM   #6
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Yay! Thank you. They are all B-E-A-U-tiful :D
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Old 01-09-2005, 03:47 PM   #7
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I go to the site, but no patterns! Just the headings at the top. Something I'm doing wrong?
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Old 01-09-2005, 10:26 PM   #8
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Hi Jouf,

It might be your firewall... sometimes they'll block images, treating them as if they were advertisements. (According to Sheldon. I don't know a thing about it! LOL)

I just double-checked everything, and the images are definitely there! (and not just cached on my computer.)

The only other thing I can think of is if you've got a slow connection, and are just not giving them enough time to load....

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Old 01-10-2005, 01:03 AM   #9
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Amy, you're probably right! I put a new firewall on this computer and it runs a tight ship! Oh, well. I'll figure it out one of these days.
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I'm trying to make the Booga Bag that Amy has a link of.... I'm afraid of the felting part -- but I'm sure it'll all work out.. I'll post a pic when I'm done.
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