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Old 10-20-2005, 02:10 PM   #11
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Do ya do it on teh rinse cycle?
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:04 AM   #12
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ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!
I tried felting for the first time today. After an hour and a half of continual rinse and agitate cycles, the knitted bag pieces were still that, knitted bag pieces. I put them in with hot water and just a wee bit of soap. And I had heavy pants in their to help increase agitation. :thinking:

But......after a very long 90 minutes, I gave up. So now I have a sewed up bag that looks really raggedy and a strap that looks worn. They didn't felt all the way, but they look worn and old.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:35 AM   #13
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Are you certain that you used 100% wool, and not a superwash wool or wool blend with acrylic??
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Old 10-21-2005, 09:14 AM   #14
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Um, what is superwash wool? ????????????

I used Red Heart Super Saver, since I've got a huge stash. I'd thrown away the labels, but from what I read, it didn't say super wash.
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:38 AM   #15
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I'm sorry daydreamer, :crying: but Red Heart Yarns are acrylic and won't felt.

For good wool to felt with, try Knitpicks Wool of the Andes.

There's a link to that site through the forum, and if you order through here it helps Amy out.

Felting won't work if the yarn isn't wool (or other animal fiber). :(

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Old 10-21-2005, 10:41 AM   #16
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Oh, and superwash wool is wool that's been treated to make it machine washable. It's great for socks! It also won't felt - but it also can be machine washed without turning into the incredible shrinking yarn

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Ugh. That's a bummer. :crying: Any ideas on how to turn the worn-out looking bag pieces and strap into something else that actually loooks nice?
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Are you still able to unravel it and just knit something else???
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I'll try.
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