A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: Craftster Best of 2014 have been announced!  Check out the winning projects here!
Total Members: 309,338
Currently Running With Scissors:
596 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: First Knit then Felted purse...stripey!  (Read 1685 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
thevampirehanna
« on: July 10, 2006 04:28:36 PM »

Me and my love for stipes and free yarn (lambs pride, it's roving and yarn is fab!) Since my washing machine has no delicate cycle and my mum was worried about me messing up the washer i did it by hand. Now I know Im insane to do it, but its a good anger release, regardless of the fact that my arms are kiling me..

Before:


In the process:


and Viola! Finished product:

I have to line it and put a zipper in it and its into use it goes!

THIS ROCKS   Logged

nevernaked.etsy.com
Check Me out! Knits , Bags, Pins, Artwork,...And more
speakeasy
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2006 05:22:39 PM »

Oooo I love the colors. It turned out great. I have recently became addicted to felting myself.

yay for free yarn! Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jane_101
I'll do it now in a minute.
Offline Offline

Posts: 152
Joined: 27-Jan-2006


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006 06:46:52 AM »

I love the progress shot with the wooden spoon in the sink Cheesy

But even more, I love your bag - the colours are gorgeous!  I've got to get felting again, it's been at least a month since I last made a bag...

PS - do you need a delicate cycle to machine-felt?  I have a front loading washing machine but I just chuck my bags into a 60 degree cotton wash and they only ever take one cycle.  Maybe not the best idea if you're concerned about over-shrinking but I've not encountered any problems so far Smiley


ETA: I meant 60 degrees centigrade.  I know most US washing machines are top-loaders but I dunno if your temperature gauges are in farenheit or what.  Sorry if I am just confusing the issue!
« Last Edit: July 11, 2006 08:14:01 AM by jane_101 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
grrrlartist
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006 08:07:35 AM »

i actually do mine on the least delicate cycle, unless i just want a light felting.  but even then, if you check it every few minutes, you should be fine.  nice job with hand felting.  how long did it take?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

dear mom, please send yarn.  and coffee.

http://grrrlartist-knits.blogspot.com

grrrlartist@yahoo.com
Calysa
I heart Anegada
Offline Offline

Posts: 663
Joined: 16-Oct-2005

~ will craft for peanuts ~


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006 08:29:02 AM »

Your bag turned out great!  Nice color combo. 

I always felt in the washer and use the toughtest cycle available, which on my machine is called 'Heavy Duty'.  Just be sure to put the item into a zippered pillowcase before tossing it in so the fuzz that comes off won't clog the drain.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mistake?  No... it's an Unexpected Design Element.  I put it there on purpose.  *ahem*
thevampirehanna
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006 08:59:38 AM »

Thank You all, But are you all serious! Your felting on the roughest cycle?!?! Oye! Well I obviously didnt read enough up on it! That will surely have to be done on the next project. Haha Ill apreciate what the machine will do when I do it. Thanks for telling me! I felted the first round for around and hour then the second time around the same.

The orange will match my fall coat perfectly along with a summer sweater I own...and several other orange things  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

nevernaked.etsy.com
Check Me out! Knits , Bags, Pins, Artwork,...And more
grrrlartist
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006 09:29:25 AM »

i've found that the two most important things about felting are:  know your yarn and know your washer.  i have definitely found that some wools felt faster and smaller than others.  and some machines agitate more roughly than others.  if in doubt you can always felt a test swatch and get an idea how it's going to come out. 

*knock on wood* i've always gotten good results, and if it's a yarn i haven't felted before, i just pull it out of the wash cycle and check it more frequently.  that's a good idea anyway - you can avoid some problems in felting if you actually shape it periodically throughout the felting cycle.  (get it to be more square, straighten out handles, etc.)

and i guess the third important thing is to use a zippered pillow case or washing bag - it will keep the lint out of your machine AND prevent the item from stretching too much in weird directions.

i adore felting and i've been told i'm really good at it.  some of the regular customers at the LYS i work at will only let me felt for them.  (we have a machine in the shop)  if you have other felting questions, i'd be happy to help!

THIS ROCKS   Logged

dear mom, please send yarn.  and coffee.

http://grrrlartist-knits.blogspot.com

grrrlartist@yahoo.com
thevampirehanna
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006 07:18:15 PM »

grrrlartist  your wonderful for all the tips! Thank you! Im actually realy itching to make something to felt in the machine now... haha i just have to find what!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

nevernaked.etsy.com
Check Me out! Knits , Bags, Pins, Artwork,...And more
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Chocolate-Dipped Spoons
4 Easy Nutella Recipes You Need to Make
Crazy Donut Flavors Shake Up Dessert
How to Make Guilt-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Fragrant Spiced Rice Pudding Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
Robin crafts! Hello spring!
I Scream, You Scream...
Meatless Monday: Toddler Teething Cookies

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.