Monday, October 30, 2006
my sweet unfeltable you?
My latest venture into felting, the "Sophie" bag from MagKnits.
I've used Lincraft Cosy wool, only because I had read on the net that it had been used in a felted object, but it has currently been agitating for an hour, and looks no closer to becoming felted?
I used 6.5mm needles, and am wondering if that gave a too loose gauge? I love the look and idea of felting, but I am yet to have a success (0/3 so far)
Appreciate any advice or tips! I have tried towels and jeans in with the items, I always put it in a washerbag, and I use the hottest wash cycle on my top-loading washing machine.
My first attempt was a "stash bag", which had a moderate quantity of Debbie Bliss DK that remained spectacularly unfelted while all around it shrunk - who would've ever thought?
The next item was a Easter Bunny-esque rabbit for my niece - floppy and rough, I think it sits on a shelf and scares the poor child at night!
Now this bag, which I had my hopes set high upon being my go-to Christmas present for the women in my life.
Am I doomed to walk this life unfeltable???