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« on: June 05, 2012 05:28:44 AM »

just a quick question - how firm will something that has been wet felted get? I have knitted a square and run it through the machine a few times. It's shrunk quite a bit but it's still quite squishy and if I hold it up to the light there's still some holes. So I guess I'm wondering if I should bother running it through the machine again to get it firmer or is it as far as it will go?

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012 08:03:17 AM »

you can get some pretty stiff felt with wet felting.  I might suggest instead of using the washer, use your hands. In the kitchen sink with hot hot soapy water (hot enough you can touch it, mind you. Don't burn/scald yourself) Dunk your square, pull it out and ring some of the water out, and start rubbing it vigerously (sp??) Do it once in one direction, and again in the other. If you end up with point corners, rub it on the diagonal too.  Rinse in cold water and a splash of vinegar.  You can do this as long as you have the endurance for it, or you end up with  a fabric you are satisfied with.  Hopefully that works!
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012 06:06:11 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012 11:29:08 AM »

Fulling in a washing machine--depends on a lot of factors: type of machine, settings used, temperature of water, type of yarn.  Some pieces full better than others.  Try what Belladune suggested as you might have better luck. 

 
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012 10:35:41 PM »

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