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« on: November 15, 2007 01:31:08 AM »

Just wondering, how much should I expect dreads to shrink lengthwise as they're being felted? I'm sure it varies and depends on a lot of different factors, but even a rough idea would be really helpful.

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007 10:13:38 AM »

It will probably depend too much on your method, materials etc.. but why don't you just felt one up, measure it, and then let it dry and measure it again? Then you can get a basic idea of how much it would shrink...
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007 01:09:36 PM »

Lengthwise, mine don't shrink at all
Which surprised me greatly when I realised.
All the shrinking took place in the width
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007 02:19:16 PM »

Thanks. That's kind of what I was expecting to hear. I don't think my "sushi" bead rolls shrink lengthwise either, though I've never paid much attention to the length.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2007 09:44:47 AM »

Lengthwise, mine don't shrink at all
Which surprised me greatly when I realised.
All the shrinking took place in the width

Yep, this happend to me too! It kinda stinks that it shrinks width wise, but I actually found that my dreads became a tad bit LONGER length wise! [off side comment- I admire all your work on here and on heavenly hair and your work convinced me to make dreads and felt since I am a huge spinner/knitter lol!]
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