[HNW] wool cap refuses to felt

Joan Jurancich joanmj at surewest.net
Mon Apr 11 21:31:04 PDT 2005

 From your description, it sounds like wool that has been treated not to 
felt.  Does the label say "superwash"?  If so, it won't felt.

At 08:13 PM 4/11/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>I made a knitted cap to go with my Privateer costume (we're not pirates - 
>we have our Letter of Marque...).  It's wool, and it should have felted 
>when put into boiling water or into the hot dryer.  But all it does in 
>water is release quantities of dye, and all it does in the dryer is to get 
>dry.  Yes, I've tested it, and it's really wool.  Any advice?
>        CarolynKayta Barrows
>dollmaker, fibre artist, textillian
>          www.FunStuft.com
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