Felting by hand: I don't know if this is the official way to do it because I have never done it before, but I put it in the sink and ran boiling hot water over it, then got some babywash liquid soap (but detergent or shampoo would work just as well I reckon) and rubbed it in and rubbed the fibres together (wearing rubber gloves).
Then I got it out and got the excess water out by rolling it in a teatowel and got an old clean dog brush (the ones with the spikes) and brushed and brushed and brushed it. The dog brush actually helped the fun fur yarn come up too, all the little loops came out from in between the knitting.
Then I stuffed him to shape him and left him on top of my kitchen bench and I would brush him a few times every time I walked past him during the day and then I did the boiling water thing again.
I think it worked pretty well. A bit of effort, but nothing too drastic, especially after the hours of knitting him!
Ritaw, are you going to have another go?
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