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Old 08-08-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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My yarn won't felt
I bought 6 skeins of Patons Purple Heather today, thinking it would felt. Written down on the label :
  • 100% wool
  • Hand wash only
  • It has a cross sign over a picture of a washing machine
I thought this definitely means that it can felt, but when I tried to join using the felted join, it won't work, and I tried many times.

Could it be because of the age of the yarn? I think it's pretty old.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:30 PM   #2
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Did you fray the ends first before you attempted to wet and join? If you are doing a felted piece try doing a swatch and felting before you do your piece. If that still doesn't felt I would return the item.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:35 PM   #3
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I don't think the age would have anything to do with the felting qualities of the yarn.

Yarn doesn't necessarily felt easily. To felt some items I've made I have to use hot water, soap and lots of agitation to get them to felt, but they do felt. I have never tried a felted join though.
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