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Old 06-10-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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felting in a front load washer?
Hi there, has anyone done this? If so what did you do and did it turn out okay?

thx?
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:03 PM   #2
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I did 2 pairs of FT clogs in a front loading washer. It took longer than in a top loader but worked great! I was able to check on the progress by stopping the cycle, on my machine that would unlock the door.
Good luck! I will be happy to help if you have specific questions!
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:22 PM   #3
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Yes, I have also. I was told that it would not felt due to the fact that there is not supposed to be any agitation. Well, I put a wool shawl in that kitty had barfed all over and set it for cold water, ulta gentle cycle. Whoops, instant felted shawl!

Since then I had felted things (on purpose) and it works fine. I would suggest doing a test swatch and put it through the washer to see what happens.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:01 AM   #4
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I felt in my front loader all the time. I just know it will take at least an entire cycle and sometimes more to get the fabric the way I want it.

Different yarns take different times.

Check your item often til you figure out what works for you.

Just watch that spin cycle. I have one purse with a permanent crease because I didn't take it out in time.

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Old 06-11-2007, 08:23 AM   #5
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Cool - I was thinking IĘd have to felt by hand because I have a front loader too! Now I need some yarn.....

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Old 06-11-2007, 08:30 AM   #6
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thanks everyone! I will (hopefully) have my Booga bag done by the end of this week and will try and felt it next weekend. I'm kind of nervous though, since I am using Patons SWS, and everyone talks about nightmares felting this one.
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I'm guessing it's the soy content that's the problem since soy won't felt. Also, sometimes white won't felt because the yarn has been bleached.
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