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« Reply #3300 on: April 23, 2011 06:49:03 PM »

ok, im trying to cross another item off my list and its not working so im coming to yall crying 'help!!' im trying to make felted dryer balls, but they have been through th hot water wash like 6 times and they arent felting!!! i followed a tute that said use fleece for the core then wrap with the wool, i made sure the wool said 'use for felting', wrapped them tight, put in pantyhose and tossed in a hot cycle with towels. but there is only very minimal felting going on. did i do something wrong??

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« Reply #3301 on: April 23, 2011 06:54:55 PM »

Hi rainbowsewist, first did you use fabric softener or dryer sheets? Those can cause problems. Smiley

The felting is a process and may need more runs through the dryer before they are completely felted. There's also a difference in trying to get thread to felt versus roving.
« Reply #3302 on: April 24, 2011 05:27:30 AM »

A couple things to try:

Did you add any detergent? That can help.

Try doing a little felting by hand-- get them wet and soapy and work them with your hands. You can even leave them in the pantyhose for this.

Do you have a front loader? They have less agitation, which is good for your clothes but makes felting take longer.

Also, are you drying them in between (in the dryer)? That sometimes helps my felting.
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« Reply #3303 on: April 24, 2011 06:26:46 AM »

I got THREE things off of my list done yesterday! I'm currently working on another thing today and will have two more by the end of the day today. Maybe more if I don't get distracted! Pictures later Cheesy *dances*

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« Reply #3304 on: April 24, 2011 06:31:12 AM »

Hi everyone!

I've moved house, so have only just got the internet up and running after 6 WEEKS!!! So, I've spent most of my day today catching up! And wow-was there some catching up to do! Everyone is throwing out some amazing things.

Needless to say, I've got nothing done on the crafting front. In fact, most of my stuff is still all packed up Sad

On the plus side, I've got the big room - and it's HUGE! Half bedroom, half studio - WOO-FRICKIN-HOO!!!!! It's decorated, need lots of storage, and then I'm good to go!

Although I've not done any crafting as such, I have done a ton of decorating, and a mountain of gardening. The house was re-wired before we moved in, so lots of plastering and bare walls - and the gardens looked like a jungle!

We're getting there slowly - so I'll post some pics when I can.

Nice to be back guys! Smiley

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« Reply #3305 on: April 24, 2011 11:05:55 AM »

It's been awhile since I've posted anything, as I've been doing a lot of spinning, which kind of gets repetitive!

But we needed some tutus for a birthday party, so, here they are:

I couldn't get the four year old to stand still, so I don't have a nicer picture of hers. It's fancier than the little one's, though.  The little one's tulle is cut in straight 3.5" strips all pretty much the same length, while the red one is cut at angles, and is all different lengths.

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« Reply #3306 on: April 24, 2011 11:55:08 AM »

Yay.  I get to mark something off of last year's list.  #37 Sew something for friend.  I made her a gardening apron and a tote bag.  I'll try to get some pics once I recover the piece parts to my camera! 

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« Reply #3307 on: April 24, 2011 05:58:07 PM »

Okay, here is what I got done yesterday.
My first amigurumi! I did not use a pattern but just winged it after learning how to inc/dec (new crocheter). He is sitting on a wip I'm doing with the icords I've been making.

Everything was from my stash too! Yay! I also just noticed the treasure box is in the picture with the earrings and that is also something that is on my list. The gold coins I made before are inside.
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« Reply #3308 on: April 24, 2011 07:46:43 PM »

That bracelet is gorgeous!

My partner in the Frugal Living Swap has received, so I can post photos...which are in the de-stashing thread, so I won't repost them here.

And this weekend I recovered our dining room chairs.  They have really needed it, but I've been putting this off because I was nervous about using the staple gun for the first time. 


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« Reply #3309 on: April 25, 2011 03:18:30 PM »

Finished another TM bag for a personal swap. I think I'm finally ready to take a little break from them

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