[HNW] wool cap refuses to felt

Paet VanDyke-Burcham frogpondcottage at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 12 05:47:45 PDT 2005


If I remember right it needs agitation along with the boiling water - so
put it in the washer with hot water and let it do it's thing until it is
the size you want.

Paet.............

Paet Burcham
frogpondcottage at earthlink.net
www.paets-textiles.com


> [Original Message]
> From: Carolyn Kayta Barrows <kayta at frys.com>
> To: <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
> Date: 4/11/05 11:14:07 PM
> Subject: [HNW] wool cap refuses to felt
>
> 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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