I'm about ready to give up felting!! My projects never turn out like the pictures in the patterns!! They are so much work, then you throw them in the machine and you never know what is going to come out when it's done!! The last five things I've felted have turnout ridiculous. The first was a basket-bag thingy that I shrunk too far, rendering it useless. Then I made a bag that was shaped completely wrong after felting, then two bowls that wouldn't sit upright. Now this most recent bag I worked on for two months. I just felted this this morning and it's completely useless.
It's too shallow and too wide at the opening.