Thursday, October 8, 2009

Felting in the washing machine

Felting items in the washing machine can be tricky, - if they're in the machine too long the fabric can become too thick, stiff and will have shrink too much. If they're not in long enough they won't be fully felted - although that's not a disaster as they can be put back in.

I'm about to felt the (just knitted)bag and two cravat scarves shown below- and I haven't felted this type of wool before, so It will be interesting to see how they turn out. Here goes......

Here are a few more felty things I've made recently:
A couple of snowmen

Hair clips

Brooches and keyrings

Some more brooches and keyrings

A few more brooches


  1. Looking good Sian, love the different variety in the felting you do!

  2. Wow what gorgeous felted items you have. I really love them.

  3. All your goodies look fab!! DD said that woman is classic - can we go see her!! High praise indeed.