[HNW] wool cap refuses to felt

Joan Jurancich joanmj at surewest.net
Mon Apr 11 21:32:56 PDT 2005


Either that, or they are already felted as much as they can be.
Joan

At 11:59 PM 4/11/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>On Monday 11 April 2005 11:51 pm, Laren wrote:
>[snip]
> > Carolyn,
> >
> > 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.  :-)
>
>
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>Cathy Raymond <cathy at thyrsus.com>
>
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