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Felting???
#163135 March 1st, 2007 at 09:16 PM
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Has anyone ever done it? If so, what is it really and what kinds of projects have you done it with?

I got some very pretty thinner wool yarn and on the package it says "perfect for felting". I have never heard of that before.

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#163136 March 2nd, 2007 at 03:34 PM
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Yes, Triss - all 3 catbeds I have made were felted.
I'm also going to felt a little purse that I made to insert a small square mirror into.
I mostly use Patons Classic Merino Wool for my felting projects.
Which brand did you get?

It's pretty easy to do, but be prepared for quite a bit of shrinkage in the project you are making once the yarn is felted. That means that the fibers mesh together so it actually looks more like felt material after washing, than individual stitches.

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#163137 March 2nd, 2007 at 07:43 PM
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So it is the washing that does it then?

I got Lion Brand Wool, a couple of 3 oz skeins in medium size. The color is cadet blue.

So if I am going to make a scarf of it, should I do it a bit wider and longer than I typically would? Will it even make a good scarf?

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#163138 March 2nd, 2007 at 08:03 PM
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It hrinks alot Triss. My friend Mary makes felted stuff. Let me see if I can find some pics...

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#163139 March 2nd, 2007 at 08:05 PM
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Ok thanks Wrennie. Sounds like it may not be work the effort. May just take this one back to the store and get something more fun.

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#163140 March 2nd, 2007 at 08:08 PM
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Mary felted things
Mary Red Hat and bag
She also showed me a site that had felted bowls and vases.

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#163141 March 2nd, 2007 at 08:12 PM
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Oh man, those purses are so cute! I have never made a purse before. Ok so I may yet fiddle with this stuff and see what happens.

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#163142 March 2nd, 2007 at 08:19 PM
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I added another link up there.
Google felted projects or go on a yarn site like lion brand, they should give you an idea of how much it shrinks

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#163143 March 2nd, 2007 at 08:20 PM
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#163144 March 2nd, 2007 at 08:27 PM
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Lots of great patterns there, even found some crochet ones. Thanks Wrennie!

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#163145 March 2nd, 2007 at 08:39 PM
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Your friend does WONDERFUL work, Wrennie!

Is there a free pattern site for bowls?
I've seen a bunch online, but not a free pattern yet...

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#163146 March 3rd, 2007 at 09:50 PM
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I'm pretty sure the one she showed me was to buy patterns for.


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