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poerava
« on: August 14, 2007 08:06:13 PM »

Hi,

I want to make amanda's squatty sidekick for a couple of people (x-mas presents) but my washer is a front loader.
Does anybody has any good advice on how to felt by hand?

thank for your help.
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 08:15:52 PM »

Laundromat? Ummm... be prepared for it to take a while, get comfy, I'd be inclined to do it in the bath with me to be honest. And remember as well as agitating it, temperature shock helps, so take it from some very hot water into icy water back into hot etc. You can control the direction and location of the felting as well, so make sure it is even. Try online for some more tips.

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007 03:25:39 PM »

I'm another with the front load  Roll Eyes  Use a potato masher to agitate the item in hot water then dip it in cold and back and forth. I've also thrown wet items in the dryer and then gone through the hot and cold cycle again to speed things up.

BTW, around this area the laundromats won't let you use all hot water  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007 04:12:42 PM »

I have a front loader after years with a top loader.  I successfully did some felting using the hot/cold water setting and the "bulky/large item" cycle.  I think it took about 3 cycles to felt what I was making but that will depend on the yarn.
If you google front loader felting there are some blog/websites with info.

For hand felting, I use a bowl of ice water next to a bowl water as hot as I can stand and lots of rubbing by hand.  Switching from hot to cold helps the felting process as does agitation.  I also put in a bit of dishwashing soap.

Have fun!

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