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miss_katonic
« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2005 02:47:27 AM »

I don't know if it was true felting, but I made diaper covers out of felting old sweaters (the instructions for which I found online). I picked up some cheapie 100% wool sweaters, just washed it and then threw it in the dryer on high.  It shrunk and seemed to felt, very easy!  This might not be the way to go if you are looking for precise results, but it worked fine for my purposes
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« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2005 10:12:20 PM »

Is there any reason that cashmere wouldn't felt?  I'm unraveling a sweater and I'd like to felt the results.
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« Reply #62 on: May 23, 2005 12:29:01 PM »

There is a book out called, "Simply Felt". By Margaret Docherty. I have it. It's great. It has several projects for felted sweaters (along with instructions on how to felt them), plus instructions and projects for felting more traditional ways. (Not necessarily with traditional results though.)
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« Reply #63 on: May 28, 2005 03:55:34 PM »

I just acidentally felted a favorite sweater of mine Shocked does anyone have a felted hat pattern that I can use? EmbarrassedThanks Grin
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« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2005 03:18:36 PM »

I know that it's been said in here that only natural fibers will felt... but will silk? I've got a pair of very ill-fitting hand-me-down sweater trousers that are 55% silk, 45% cashmere (dry clean only). Basically the knit is lovely and soft and luscious but the pants themselves are hideous. So I'd like to cut them up and reconstruct the legs into the arms of a shirt, but I think I'd need to felt it first so it doesn't fall apart. Would this be a good candidate for felting?
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« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2005 08:35:56 AM »

I've never felted before, but now I'm crazy over Hipster in the new Knitty issue http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATThipster.html

So, a question for experienced felters: I have some 100% wool yarn in my stash, but the pattern calls for Lamb's Pride, which is a blend. If I use the 100% wool that I have, will it shrink more than the Lamb's Pride, since it has a different fiber content?

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« Reply #66 on: October 01, 2005 04:30:57 AM »

another good website for wool and felting is www.coloredjules.com.au
yes it is australian but you can buy in the us and europe. hope it helps!
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GirlyGirlBags
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2005 07:01:07 PM »

I found this pattern to make really cute little purses out of old sweaters.  I bought a bunch of sweaters at a rummage sale and have been having a lot of fun. 

http://www.womansday.com/article.asp?article_id=9818&section_id=3 

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« Reply #68 on: December 27, 2005 07:34:40 AM »

I went through all 7 pages of this thread to make sure my question wasn't addressed, but it's kinda early, so forgive me if I missed it.

I felted my fuzzy slippers (knitty) last night as my first felting project and they're finally PRETTY dry but they smell like wet cat!

Any tips?
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journey4justice
« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2006 06:32:14 AM »


I felted my fuzzy slippers (knitty) last night as my first felting project and they're finally PRETTY dry but they smell like wet cat!

Any tips?

Hmmm....the bag I made and felted smelled like a wet dog - I've never smelled a wet cat...

I spritzed mine with a green tea body spray while it was still wet and now that it is dry and I'm using it, it doesn't smell at all!
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