A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 314,196
Currently Running With Scissors:
201 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: First felting attempt  (Read 450 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

So much to make, so little time!
Riki
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

knittinfiasco
A child of God
Offline Offline

Posts: 2330
Joined: 15-Jul-2006

YHWH is my Daddy!


View Profile WWW
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Earthbox
July 11, 2018 Featured Projects
Cats of Summer



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.