[HNW] wool cap refuses to felt
Catherine Olanich Raymond
cathy at thyrsus.com
Mon Apr 11 20:59:31 PDT 2005
On Monday 11 April 2005 11:51 pm, Laren wrote:
> I am having a similar problem. I am making Viking hats out of old blankets.
> I am hot washing, using pure soap flakes, double agitation, then cold
> rinse, then hot tumble dry. While the fabric has softened up beautifully,
> I've only managed a bit of felting. I noticed that adding extra soap and
> more agitation helped alot. Might be worth a try.
If you're using old blankets, maybe the question to ask is are you *sure*
they're 100% wool? If they have acrylic or nylon in them, even a small
amount, that may be affecting the felting process.
Just a guess; I've never tried felting anything before. :-)
Cathy Raymond <cathy at thyrsus.com>
"Some never live, but the crazy never die."--Hunter S. Thompson
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