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julietalpha
« on: August 14, 2008 07:35:23 PM »

I hope someone can help me with this!

I'm hoping to knit and felt flowers for my wedding bouquet.  The problem is, I've never done felting before so I don't want to knit them all and then find it's a fail when I go to felt.  I was going to knit a trial and then felt it.  My problem with this is that one knitted flower in the washing machine is a big waste of water and energy.

My question is this: will it be okay to throw the flower in with a load of other washing?  Will this give me a good idea of what the finished product will be?  I really hope I can do this well!

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008 08:41:01 PM »

I don't know why it wouldn't work - as long as you are washing stuff in HOT water! The felting instructions I read say to put towels or something with it to help provide agitation - so, I'd say go for it (but then I'm not an expert, only having done it 3 or 4 times!)

Sounds like a neat idea for your wedding bouquet, btw - last forever!
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008 12:01:32 PM »

Felting requires agitation, so you would want something rubbing against your intended felts.  FYI, there's a felting section on craftster under fiber arts.
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