|Ann Taylor, 100% Wool|
|I wrapped the twine around several times before tying this as tightly as possible.|
|Different twine used here, but the same aggressive approach to tying.|
My reward is that when they came out of the wash both bags were still intact with the sweaters
ALL THAT SWEATER LINT
|One of the main things about felting is that the sweaters need|
|Agitation is very important as well.|
You can throw in a tennis ball or a flip flop to help the process.
With most newer machines the agitation level can be set.
The outcome of my Felted Washing Day is that now I have 4 nicely felted sweaters.
Even the Banana Republic sweater with 81% Merino Wool and 19%! NYLON turned out to be wonderfully felted.
Resweater wrote a blog about felting sweaters that you may want to check out. Very interesting experiment! It is called "The Wool Blends Sweater Challenge and Everything Blends".
It's a great read on the subject.
|A simple project:|
I rolled a section of ribbed sweater and put 4 sections of sweater seams into the roll. Then I hand-stitched eyes and a mouth.
Here is the little critter:
|I think he's quite endearing...|
|...but I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley--his widest point is 10"!|
Eeekk. But he is very friendly.
A Good Week to You.