[HNW] wool cap refuses to felt

Sue Clemenger mooncat at in-tch.com
Tue Apr 12 21:10:38 PDT 2005

Huh? "Felting" works just fine as a participle (e.g., it's verb 
related).  "Feeling" would come from the verb "to feel."  "Fulling" 
would come from the verb "to full."  I don't know where you're getting 
"felling" from...I've heard of "fell" as a past tense of "to fall," and 
as an adjective, but I've not heard of "felling."

el2iot2 at mail.com wrote:

> isn't felt a verb?  so it is either feeling, or felt. Felling being
> present tense, and felt past tense<g>.
> Joy Radei ----- Original Message ----- From: "Catherine Olanich
> Raymond" <cathy at thyrsus.com> To: "Historic Needlework"
> <h-needlework at ansteorra.org> Subject: Re: [HNW] wool cap refuses to
> felt Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 23:59:31 -0400
>> 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.  :-)
>> -- Cathy Raymond <cathy at thyrsus.com>
>> "Some never live, but the crazy never die."--Hunter S. Thompson 
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